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October Mid-Month Meanderings III

I don’t know about you, but I always welcome the end of summer garden chores and food preservation.  Saying farewell to the general busyness of keeping up with it all feels like a relief. Sure, I’m sad to say goodbye … Continue reading

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Chicken Butts

It is unseasonably perfect in Seattle- which is to say that it isn’t raining, misting, or cloudy. I blew off everything to build a hugelkultur-ish bed in our parking strip.  I will tell you about that soon, but today is … Continue reading

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The Chickens are Molting! The Chickens are Molting!

Molt  verb  \ˈmōlt\  : to shed hair, feathers, shell, horns, or an outer layer periodically Chickens molt yearly, usually starting in very late summer or early fall.  I’ve read that it doesn’t happen to them until they are about 18 months … Continue reading

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Presenting the Girls, 2011

I gotta say, we’ve had a dramatic chicken year.  And no one really wants chicken drama. Not only is it a pain in the ass and not much fun, but it is more stressful than you might imagine given they … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Chickens

Or, How I Tried to Kill My Hen and My Hens Pecked the Baby Chick Bald. Or, How Chickens are Tough and Mean and I’m the Crazy Chicken Lady. I don’t know what to call this post. It is chicken-wacky … Continue reading

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