Tag Archives: dogs

Pig Nest

This past Sunday, we finally finished the last two pigs from our original Gang of 14. We really should have finished them sooner, but time hadn’t been cooperating. And when you only have two pigs left, you have to be able to finish … Continue reading

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The Right Wing

It was an otherwise peaceful, sunny day when it happened. Since none of us actually saw it happen, we’ve had to piece together what most likely happened, and take it from there. Because by the time any of us saw Fluffers, he … 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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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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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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