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In Purgatory.

I cannot seem to get through Dante’s Purgatorio. Seven more Cantos loom, not to mention the queue of books I had planned to read by end of summer. Time does not simply fly, it whooshes past. What’s the hurry, I wonder? … Continue reading

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Mother hen moment.

Summer is winding down – not that we’ve had much summer here. You should have seen the chickens’ faces when it actually started raining this morning! They are most definitely not ducks, that’s for sure. They stood stock still for … Continue reading

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Such a great weekend!

Saturday was Julia’s wedding. Everything about it was perfect! And the sun even came out! Julia was, of course, a stunningly beautiful and happy (and calm and incredibly organized!) bride and everyone had so much fun. Truly a magical day. Here are … Continue reading

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Everything is under control.

No, the weather has not improved, but Dizzy positioned himself at the Chunnel this morning, presumably to check passports, so we know that despite whatever other chaos reigns today, Chickenland will be in good hands. Or, rather, paws. I read … Continue reading

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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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Girls just wanna have fun.

The Chicken Emperor decided to do some work around the chicken yard yesterday afternoon, so we let the girls out of their pen for a supervised  free-range session in the larger dog run area.  This would be akin to telling me … Continue reading

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We’re ba-a-a-a-c-k!

Whew. That’s a long day: driving from Amagansett to JFK, flying across the country, waiting for another plane…but totally worth it! It was great to be there and great to be back.The animal head count was exactly the same when … Continue reading

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On vacation.

Leaving tomorrow morning for a week, so no chicken pix for awhile unless I find a flock in Amagansett. Or maybe we’ll get photos of some other exotic creatures, like grandchildren. We’ll see. Coaxed the girls into the coop this … Continue reading

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THIS is how they sleep!

Stopped into the coop a few minutes ago to see how the girls were doing; brought them a nice little bowl of chicken starter mixed with yogurt. Yum! They were far too busy organizing sleeping arrangements to acknowledge me or … Continue reading

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