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Natural pest control

Natural pest control

Well guys. I’m trying to find time to post, I really am. Maybe I’m taking summer break! Yes, that’s it. I’m not slacking off… Not much at least. Anyway, I’m here right now, aren’t I? And there’s something cool to talk about. It’s chickens! Honestly, I’ve lost track of how many we have right now. … Continue reading

Lucky update #2

Lucky update #2

***GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING*** Well guys, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Lucky is still alive! Nearly a month after her rescue and recovery, she’s still peeping. The bad news? She’s been attacked again. We have a flock of chickens that are too young to be put in with the … Continue reading

Lucky update #1

Lucky update #1

She made it! I figured that her first night with us would be the worst, dealing with the stress of her injuries and also the stress of me cleaning & handling her. She didn’t make much noise, in fact she was so quiet that I checked on her a couple of times thinking she might … Continue reading

Lucky

Lucky

We added another baby to our zoo last night! Her name is Lucky. She’s lucky because we happened to be in the right place at exactly the right time to save her life. Last night The Hubs and I decided to go out on a date to enjoy the lovely warm weather. After dinner we … Continue reading

Man, er, chicken down!

Man, er, chicken down!

R.I.P. Posey* unknown – March 18, 2013** She made good eggs.*** xo, * At least, I think it was Posey. All of the black hens look alike to me! She (and her delicious eggs) will be missed. ** Death was not kind to her. I took a picture to text to The Hubs when I … Continue reading

The not-so spring chickens

The not-so spring chickens

Well, I’ve finally worked up the courage to tell you… I’ve got chicks. When I say it like that, it sounds like I’ve contracted some horrible, contagious disease that requires expensive prescription medication and living in a plastic bubble, a la Jake Gyllenhal in Bubble Boy. Don’t worry, the “chicks” disease I’m talking about only … Continue reading

Thoughts on sustainability

Thoughts on sustainability

Alternate title for this post: Why I am a selfish b**ch. ***SOAPBOX ALERT!!!*** “Sustainability” is a buzzword that is cropping up more and more in books, magazines and news articles. Quite simply, it is the process of being sustainable. From the Environmental Protection Agency site: Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we … Continue reading

Nesting, nesting, one two three

Nesting, nesting, one two three

If you’re the super anal-retentive type you might have noticed that in my last post I talked about re-doing both the chicken run AND the coop- and then proceeded to only show you the changes made to the run. Yes, I did that on purpose. If a post starts to feel too long I try … Continue reading

Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing!

Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing!

Yep, it’s time for a chicken update! You may remember our little flock from this post from several weeks ago. Considering that in my previous chicken-related post I confessed to not being a farm girl, would you be surprised to learn that last weekend we not only expanded our chicken family, but remodeled their coop … Continue reading

Yeah… that happened.

Yeah… that happened.

Since I apparently can’t stop spilling random details of my life to anyone who cares to listen, I have another confession to make. I am not a farm person. Farms are oh-so-adorable, quaint, picturesque even- green pastures filled with black and white cows, marshmallow sheep and honking geese. On farms, cute red barns house mounds … Continue reading