Monthly Archives: December 2006

Cow and chickens Olivia and I went to Iowa City yesterday for another followup on her new eardrum. It ended up feeling like a real waste of 6 hours of driving. The doctor took a look in her ear, declared … Continue reading

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Hazy shade of winter

Last week ice was forming on Sugar Creek. Being a spring-fed creek, it’s slow to happen. Some local history texts talk about a large spring on this farm, and tell that it was a stop for travelers to refresh themselves. … Continue reading

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Collie

This is one of our tomcats, Collie. (Named because he had the markings of a Border Collie when he was a kitten.) All three of our one-year-old tomcats like to hang out in the chicken coop. It’s relatively warm in … Continue reading

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Because Matt doesn’t think the cattle get enough airtime… I was actually taking pictures of the chickens hanging out with the calves, but this little panda-looking calf in the next picture is awful cute.

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Duck tricks

Muscovey ducklings – so pretty! Patti & Eric kindly gifted us with 14 partly-grown Moscovey ducklings and 3 adults (a male and 2 females) on Saturday. I shut the adults in our portable broiler chicken shed, so they wouldn’t try … Continue reading

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Weekend Dog Blogging

This post is part of Weekend Dog Blogging hosted by Sweetnicks. Check there for the roundup later tonight. We tried to include the dogs in the Christmas picture, but in the end this one didn’t make the cut. Ava’s ears … Continue reading

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Wish list

Matt: So what would you like for Christmas? Kelli: World Peace, and a fiddle Matt: Matt: Matt: Matt: Sounds easy enough

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Our Layer Hens, Part 3

As promised, more chicken pictures! Chickens on a roost. Like chicken-on-a-stick at the state fair, but without the deep fat frying. A Partridge Cochin with her head tucked beneath her wing. A big round ball of feathers, and such pretty … Continue reading

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Our Layer Hens, Part 2

So let’s step inside the coop. To one side of the room is the nest boxes, and the waters (sitting on heated bases right now). Also a black feed pan on the floor (in the lower right corner of the … Continue reading

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Our Layer Hens, Part 1

It seems like most days lately I go to sleep thinking about farm stuff and wake up thinking about farm stuff. And some nights I spend half the night thinking about farm stuff instead of sleeping. I think it’s just … Continue reading

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