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Shutdown Impending
Monday, July 12, 2021      9 comments

So sad to learn this site is shutting down. And even sadder, and a bit disturbed, that the new Spark page (Spark America) will remove our ability to communicate with our spark friends outside of our own country! I won't go into my detailed fee... Read more
Chicken chat
Saturday, May 29, 2021      7 comments

So our new chick integration plan has been decided upon. We will wait until the babies are 12 weeks and thereby more similarly sized to the adults before putting them together again. If Lilly the meanie hasn't developed better friendship skill... Read more
A Flap and a Flop
Friday, May 21, 2021      9 comments

Yesterday afternoon I was interrupted from my reading when my oldest son yelled from downstairs," Mom, Rosie's in your garden!" "Well go out there and get her out of there!" I yelled back. So I hear the door open and shut and figure it's been ... Read more
Hat and bag arrived early
Saturday, May 15, 2021      10 comments

I am happy to say that my rain hat arrived and fits as hoped and my bale bag came early as well and has been put to good use. The golden girls are giants and are just about ready to go in with the rest of the flock. The weather has been wonder... Read more
Rain hat and bale bag, no big dill
Wednesday, April 28, 2021      9 comments

I live in a very rainy corner of the world. With outdoor pets come outdoor duties, and those don't stop when the rain starts. Like many, I own a rain coat with a hood, which is great, until the wind blows my hood off or I need to use my periph... Read more
Growing Girls
Thursday, April 22, 2021      12 comments

Layla and Amelia are growing by leaps and bounds! At just 3 weeks old, they've seemed to triple in size already. Their personalities are definitely different than the first gen flock as they just CRY like they are absolutely positive I'm going... Read more
Strawberry Patch
Wednesday, April 14, 2021      10 comments

On Easter my parents gave me 12 beautiful strawberry plants from their massive and bountiful garden. Of course I love strawberries, so I wasn't about to turn them down, but adult chickens coexisting on my backyard with garden plants this year m... Read more
Easter Chicks
Wednesday, April 07, 2021      11 comments

Well, I did it! My feathered family has grown by two beautiful, brand new, baby Buff Orpington chicks. They are Amelia Egghart and Layla. They are the sweetest little peepers but were a bit of a challenge to come by! I have been wantin... Read more
Nailed it!
Wednesday, March 31, 2021      12 comments

Two weeks ago, on the Spring challenge I'm doing here on SP, one of the tasks on the inter team challenge was to "pamper yourself". I've never been big into pampering and usually when these types of things come up I skip them altogether because... Read more
Almost Swimsuit Season- still need to lose the covid 19
Thursday, March 25, 2021      9 comments

Spring has sprung! And due to last year's total lockdown and not much else to do at home but eat, so has my waistline. I was one of the many who gained the "covid 19" right around the belly, mostly. Now if I could just change my 2020 habits a... Read more
Feeder training success
Tuesday, March 16, 2021      6 comments

After two weeks, the last member of our cluck cluck crew was finally spotted independently using the new rat proof chicken feeder. It was a long time coming, given that the advertisement for the feeder stated that most chickens have it down in ... Read more
Internment Camp
Tuesday, March 09, 2021      7 comments

Today marks one week since the chickens have had their new feeder. They do not like it. It is big and it moves and it is scary. To use it you have to step on a treadle which, when compressed, opens a door allowing access to food. If you are ... Read more
Tuesday, March 02, 2021      7 comments

It's been a couple weeks since I last blogged and there has been a deeply concerning development in the lives of the cluck cluck crew. One day, as I was gazing out my window over my pretty flock out in my yard, what should appear out of the cor... Read more
This weather is for the birds! Just not Chickens...
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      9 comments

Over the weekend we had our first snow of the year. It was the chicken's first snow ever, so I was excited to see how they would react. For anyone who's ever owned a dog, watching one in it's first snow is usually funny and delightful. Not t... Read more
Omelette Maker
Wednesday, February 03, 2021      7 comments

Another week has come and gone without much to show for it. I did buy and omelette maker, thinking I could make them easily and quickly (two at a time) and then freeze them. Here's what I learned: 1) They aren't that quick. It takes about 8 ... Read more

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