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Jailbreak.

The CE let Hope and the chicks out of the pen for a bit yesterday and forgot that the gate from the Chicken Kingdom to the Big World was open. They made a run for it, which meant we spent … Continue reading

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Three strikes and I’m out.

Some weeks look better in the rear view mirror and this was one of them. The CE wrestled with small disasters on BOTH home fronts. Things got soggy in New York when the apartment above ours sprang a leak. We … Continue reading

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“Blue Monday”.

Personally, I’m feeling just a squeak better today – head feels like it weighs only 50 lbs instead of 100, but according to a report from FirstCare, a firm that studies absenteeism, today is officially the “most miserable day of the year”. … Continue reading

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Temptation.

It generally comes in the form of chocolate, but for Dodger and for me, temptation is shaped like a chicken. The Dodge took a half-hearted run at Autumn and Hope this morning while they were free-ranging in what we call the “Big … Continue reading

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Four hens a-laying!

Lily laid her first egg! She settled into the nest in earnest this morning when Hope hopped up there to show her how it’s done. It will be very hard to tell her eggs apart from from Hope’s and Amelia’s. … Continue reading

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Gridlock in the coop, and Autumn goes AWOL

We had a full-up traffic jam on the nesting counter yesterday. Hope was camped out in her preferred spot in what I call her “laying trance” – feathers fluffed and eyes glazed  – very serious about this business of laying eggs. … Continue reading

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Coop de Coeur

There was a nice surprise awaiting me when I arrived home yesterday. Taylor and Victoria painted the door to the chicken coop while I was gone. Doesn’t it look great? What’s more, the CE is moving forward on plans to build … Continue reading

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