Chickens

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The Case of the Missing Chicken

The Case of the Missing Chicken

Last night, after a gorgeous day of free ranging, all the ladies put themselves to bed in their cozy coop, as per usual. Shortly after dark, and a little later than usual, I made my way outside to count and lock up the ladies for the night. They're easy to count, despite their huddled roosting, because they come in sets:…
The Changing Seasons – January 2016 in Review

The Changing Seasons – January 2016 in Review

In thinking about Cardinal's monthly photo challenge, I anticipated doing what I did last year by going back through the month's photos and trying my best to not include every single one of them in my review because 1) there is generally so much that happens each month and 2) because so many of my photos make me so happy…
It just keeps getting better…

It just keeps getting better…

Not only is one of our Buff Orpingtons on a roll with her almost daily laying of a sweet, pink, egg... But now one of our black and white Easter Eggers has started up again, too, with a very light green (and very long) egg almost daily as well! Oh yes, we just might get to stop purchasing eggs again!…
What may look like a simple egg…

What may look like a simple egg…

...is really a sign of hope... a sign that the days really are getting longer... a sign that Spring (though two months away) really is just around the bend... and therefore totally worthy of a photo shoot! Yes, for months we've only gotten one or two beautiful, dark brown, Maran eggs each day, but yesterday also brought us the tiniest,…
Up Close

Up Close

In the Quiet that is January, I've been allowing myself the space to rest... to do nothing...or very little... while dreaming big and allowing my desires to float up to the top and dance in front of my imagination. In the Quiet that is January, I've been brainstorming ways to make this part-time homesteading gig a full time one... how…
Just a Dusting

Just a Dusting

Well, after all the hype (and hope), we didn't get much snow out of the storm last night. It sure was pretty when the sun came out this morning, though! However, there was just enough snow on the ground to freak out the chickens and make the dogs act like puppies again, so I'll take it :-) xoxo, M
Chop Wood, Carry Water

Chop Wood, Carry Water

Or maybe it's chop water, carry wood? When the nights dip low enough to leave a nice thick layer of ice on the goat's water and you have to jab at it with the nearest, sharpest object... And the forecast calls for even lower temps and the potential for rain fall to shift into snow flurries and the house is…