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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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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Early this spring, we added about a half dozen leghorn chickens to our flock. Of these, only one turned out to be a rooster.  And he is a beauty–pure white with bright red comb and wattle–really, he looks exactly like Foghorn … Continue reading

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Make Way for Chick(ling)s

Y’know that lovely old children’s story, Make Way for Ducklings?  In it, a mother duck and her newly-hatched babes make their way through the crowded streets of Boston in order to meet up with Dad, who had flown ahead to find … Continue reading

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The Mad Rooster Culler

We have some beautiful roosters. Our main man, Tough Guy, is a Black Copper Marans and he, quite literally, rules the roost.  The hens belong to him and he is strut and swagger from crown to talon.  He’s a truly … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Frozen Hose (and Other Adventures)

The girls and I took a mini vacation this past week, visiting family in Minneapolis. My brother, Jeff, was playing a gig in St. Paul, and we decided awhile back that we’d show up to surprise him and then stick … 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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