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Another reason to have chickens.

According to a recent government report, a middle-income family with a child born in 2008 will spend $221,000 raising that child through age 17. That presumes an annual income of $57,000 and $99,000.  Those with higher incomes will spend roughly … Continue reading

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Coop de foudre

In case you hadn’t noticed, I love my chickens. And I love my chicken coop. Thus, the reaching pun as subject title. ( coup de fou·dre (ko̵̅o̅t fo̵̅o̅′dr‘) 1.a thunderbolt, 2. a sudden, intense feeling of love) I am, indeed, thunderstruck with a … Continue reading

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The end of Long Island.

Literally and figuratively. Last day here; we’ll be heading to the West coast tomorrow.  As a fitting final outing, Bobby took the Chicken Emperor and Thomas out to Montauk at the very tip of Long Island to see the lighthouse … Continue reading

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Husband of the year

There he is, burning the 9 pm oil. Not just any spouse would reinforce chicken ladders in the dark. Aren’t I the lucky one?

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The “Chunnel”.

Let’s say that the coop is London and the run is Paris. Master over the entire domain is the Chicken Emperor, who dreamed up this ingenious method to give the chickens a trans-continental travel option. It will allow them to … Continue reading

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A thousand words.

I wish I could give you the picture instead, but the camera battery was dead when we took the chickens out to their run at dusk last night. The Chicken Emperor was doing some touch-ups to the coop, which is … Continue reading

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Tri-tip, not chicken.

People came over to see the chickens, but they ate tri-tip, and they brought their dogs. The sun stayed out until the moon rose; it was a lovely 4th. Victoria made the most amazing cake!

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