Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cookie the Bunny (April 2011-December 2013)

We got Cookie last June at the Mohawk Valley Poultry Swap.  She was tiny and adorable and Tatum fell in love with her immediately. At first, we built her a hutch that lived in the garage. She had room to … Continue reading

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Waking Up the Rooster

It is 6:15 a.m. and I’ve just come in from morning chores. Some mornings are easier than others and today was one of those days.  The weather plays a part, to be sure.  This morning’s balmy and drizzly 46 degrees … Continue reading

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Making Tracks

We have two dogs. One is an absurdly cute, apartment-sized pit mix named Darwin.  She weighs about 38 pounds and looks like a living version of those Precious Moments dogs with the overlarge eyes. Darwin is a little over three … Continue reading

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Chicken Bathhouse

The chickens needed someplace new to hang out in the cold. The past few days have been filled with snow and bitter cold temperatures and the chickens are wimpy and dumb.  In this weather, they wake up late, hit the … Continue reading

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A Late Autumn Snowstorm, Pig Bits, and Frozen Compost

We got about eight inches of snow the other night.  Sometime around 2:15 a.m., I heard the awful sound of howling wind mixed with what could only have been sleet.  Like the chatter of a Tommy gun in a WWII … Continue reading

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The Shine On Award

I received a note today that I was nominated for the WordPress Shine On Award. What follows is what I think I was supposed to do in response to this lovely honor. Maybe I’m doing this wrong, but hopefully it … Continue reading

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Seriously, Chickens?

I never stop being amazed at how weird chickens are. I’m not sure I’d go so far as to call them stupid, because I really don’t know that they are any smarter or dumber than they need to be.  They … Continue reading

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