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Chicks are here!

175 Red Rangers from Hoovers Hatchery. It never seems like there’s that many in there. I feel like such a hillbilly raising chicks in the garage attached to our house. But then again, when the weather’s as cold and damp … Continue reading

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Chickens & Record Keeping

I told you in my last chicken post that chicken are tyrants to work for. ┬áNot only do I have to keep their schedules, there are also records to keep. ┬áTyrants, I tell you! I need new bosses. Or better … Continue reading

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Chickens & their schedules

Did you know chickens have schedules? And secretaries (aka “me”) that manage said schedules? Ours do, and they are tyrants to work for, I tell you. Last year we raised a batch of Red Rangers at the end of the … Continue reading

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One of these things just doesn’t belong here, One of these things just isn’t the same.Can you guess which one of these doesn’t belong here?Now it’s time to play our game, time to play our game. (Yes, I grew up … Continue reading

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Round 2

I hate this time of year, with regards to feeling like you have to don a Haz-Mat suit whenever you go out in public for fear of catching the flu. Both girls woke up in the wee hours of the … Continue reading

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Chicken Therapy

I’m convinced that if doctors handed out chickens instead of drugs there would be far less depression in the world. The winter blues usually start for me shortly after New Year’s and can last all the way into May. But … Continue reading

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2004 Recap

Earlier this year I had started a journal to document the ups and downs of our little farm. Turned out to be a lot of downs. And one of the last ones is that my hard drive crashed and I … Continue reading

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Chicken Butchering Day

Our first chicken-butchering day. I was so excited you’d think we were doing it ourselves. Instead a local Mennonite woman is doing them for us. Originally we were supposed to have them to the Hurst’s farm at 8:00 a.m. But … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Sassy

Today started off a little rough – Matt ran over Sassy, one of our 2 housecats. She had spent the night outside and was apparently under his truck when he drove out this morning. She wasn’t killed immediately, but I … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

We’d had 1.5″ of rain Wednesday and Thursday. Then last night we got 4.5″. Matt woke me up at 5:30 this morning – he’d already been up a half hour. He woke me just to see the creek and say, … Continue reading

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