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Give Bees a Chance

I love bees. Because I love (and respect and admire) bees, I maintain some hives. I am, however, in the category of what one might call “super hands-off” when it comes to manipulating those hives. What this means is that I keep … Continue reading

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Rat Dogs

Having a small posse of dogs on a farm can be a wonderful thing. Dogs are insanely loving, unwaveringly loyal, occasionally obedient, and generally disgusting (ours relish dining on found chicken and cat poop as a discerning human might enjoy oysters on … Continue reading

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WTF, Chickens?

Back in January, I wrote about the plethora of eggs we’d been getting from our hens. That was two months ago, and the ladies have only become more prolific since then. Since we track our eggs daily, we tend to … Continue reading

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The F***ing Starlings

Starlings are the worst. And they are absolutely EVERYWHERE these days. They are eating more of the chicken feed than the chickens, whatever pig feed might be left in the troughs, and we are finding starling poop on surfaces that defy … Continue reading

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Farmer Dave and the Deep Freeze

When I came home from work last night, Dave was outside working with the animals. As it turned out, Dave had been outside working with the animals for nearly two hours, and he wasn’t quite done. To be clear, dinnertime … Continue reading

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The Rest is Bacon

The First Piglet Outbreak was awful. I came home, hoping to settle down and finally build the 16 beehive frames I urgently need before I can take honey this Monday.  I went out to check on all the animals to find … Continue reading

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The Sacrificial Chicken

I’ve always enjoyed seeing foxes. They are beautiful and wily and move with the swift grace of a dancer.  They seem so much like some wonderful cat-dog mashup that I always forget they are really bloodthirsty, chicken-slaughtering fiends. Until they strike.  Which they … Continue reading

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