Tag Archives: Belgian Mille Fleur d’Uccle

A truly fine feathered friend.

The day before we left town, Pippa popped up to visit with me as I was wiping down a roost bar. She knew she could count on extra treats from me when it was just the two of us in … Continue reading

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Not exactly a spring chicken.

I’ll be honest. Every morning I go out to open up the coop and half hold my breath wondering if she’ll still be there. She looks a little weary around the eyes these days and she’s slower to come down … Continue reading

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Countdown to Mother’s Day.

Bella and I are thinking about Mother’s Day. “It’s the most important thing you will ever do in your life”, I whisper to her. She growls at me and then shrieks as I pull her off her nest. Bella, my … Continue reading

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Squawks.

We all think we know what the term “broody” means. It rhymes with moody and is often used interchangeably with that word, or we use it to describe someone who is ruminating over melancholy thoughts. Webster’s defines it as “given … Continue reading

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Game of Throne.

The hens were making such a racket yesterday that I rushed out to the coop to see what disaster might have befallen them. Fortunately, it was only a mini-disaster: as in greed = gridlock. It all started with Coco and Lucy. Coco … Continue reading

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Chickens Not-So-Little

News flash from the coop: Hope is OVER IT – motherhood is apparently not all it’s cracked up to be once they become teenagers. (Oh, reeeaaaalllyyy? What a surprise!) She makes a beeline out of the coop in the morning … Continue reading

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Love is in the air.

Stopped by the feed store this afternoon, where a solitary employee stood at the doorway, leaning on a broom, squinting upwards at the sky. I turned to see what he was looking at and saw a couple of red-tailed hawks in … Continue reading

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