Tag Archives: Rosie


If a long life is a life well-lived, then Rosie, who left us on Wednesday at the age of seventeen and a half, lived a very good life. Rosie was one of a litter of kittens born to a cat … Continue reading

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Rude Awakening.

So I know it’s not a news flash to say that we have a somewhat animalcentric household, which is a smarty-pants way of saying that they – the dogs, the cats, the bird and the chickens – ¬†have enslaved us. … Continue reading

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Eek, Yikes and Eureka!

Halloween is clearly just around the corner, and not just because the calendar says so.¬† Look who’s lurking in the chicken yard: An Araneus diadematus, that’s who. Otherwise known as a common garden spider, but the Latin name sounds scarier. … Continue reading

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Not Mickey.

We’re home again. Settling back in for at least a few weeks. Bag unpacked. Check. Mail sorted. Check. Chickens loved. Check. Dead mouse on bedroom carpet. Um…UNCHECK! One of the joys of living here – or, I guess, pretty much … Continue reading

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New admirers

The chicks have had a big day with several trips out to the run. Chloe is committed – or resigned, at least – to her role as Chicken Bodyguard, although it really did seem like a bit much when Amelia … Continue reading

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