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Literally. I lost him! He was last seen flying and bobbing in the wind, headed into the wild blue yonder. Atticus Finch the Fabulous Budgie is gone. He chose a really beautiful day to bust out the back door and … Continue reading
The seven new chickens we acquired a few weeks ago are starting to grow. They have all lost the peeping, and have graduated to a full fledged cluck. For the most part they are all dressed in their grown up … Continue reading
We have seven new additions to the chicken flock. They are sleek, racy, young and nervous. We only have two old timers left from the original Nine Spoiled Birds, (Sheila and Goldie) and when an offer for some new hens … Continue reading
Ahhh, childhood. Long summer days playing outside, stuffed animal toys, Breyer horses to play with (us city girls didn’t get the real thing), little brothers to torment, big brothers to be tormented by, bikes, dogs, cats, pet parakeets. Yes, my … Continue reading
Peppurrr’s Prayer Now I lay me Down to sleep. I’ll start on the floor Then jump to Dad’s feet. I’ll move to my spot Just behind his crook’d knees I’ll stretch out or curl up~ I’ll do as … Continue reading
Ahhh, early summer. At our house that means birds singing out for a mate, finding said mate, nesting in odd-ball places (tool boxes, shelving, old hats), sitting for ages on wee eggs, defending their nest against (thankfully fat and lazy) … Continue reading
One room after a week (well maybe three weeks) with two cats. Pitiful! I am deeply ashamed yet oddly fascinated by how much kitty fur I sweep up. It’s gettin to be winter and they shouldn’t be shedding! They are … Continue reading
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. A field in the back pasture. A cool windy day. Girly goats calmly grazing on brand new grass freshly sprouted after a rain. A few goat kids frolicking … Continue reading
Here it is, the old-timey chicken coop that has sheltered uncountable flocks of yard birds: Since the new Industrial Strength coop’s construction and subsequent adoption by the current flock of five chickens, the old coop has been sitting neglected. It … Continue reading