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On Mothers Day: Thoughts from a Real Mama Hen

In honor of Mothers Day, today we have an exclusive interview with Hope, a single mother of five adopted daughters. Interviewer: Hope, thanks for joining us today. We understand you took on a real labor of love by adopting five … Continue reading

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It’s officially summer.

For all the yadda yadda yadda about weather in southern CA, some of us think the place should be characterized as sub-Arctic most of the time. Not this week! It is a glorious, warm, sunny day. Autumn is almost done … Continue reading

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“A Broody Always Knows Best”

Another lesson in not being in charge. Hope has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that she knows what she’s doing and that the humans can kindly get out of her face. Other than shifting a few inches here … Continue reading

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Meet Mama Hope and her Baby Chicks!

Success!!!! It worked! I tiptoed into the coop after lunch this afternoon, and was greeted by this: I could hardly believe it! All the chicks are popping in and out from under Hope – taking little exploratory walks, getting a … Continue reading

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Chicken Drama: a Broody, Wind Eggs, and Baby Chicks on the Way!

Bear with me and re-wind just one more time to early May. We were in NYC, and ┬ájust about to leave our apartment for a long-awaited lunch at Balthazar when the phone call came: “Hope’s not moving”. Our hearts sunk, … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Tart Is

It’s been a bumpy week. The funeral, which went as well as it possibly could have. The travel, which, um, did not. First, though, thanks to everyone for the meaningful condolences. From cannoli to cards to so, so many beautiful … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…YIKES, I’m not ready!

Note to self and anyone else who might be listening: not such a great idea to go gallavanting around the country until halfway through the Advent season…I mean, it’s not like elves show up and do all the work for … Continue reading

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