19
Jun
2013

So just to get myself back on the board, I’m going to post something short. I feel very VERY behind on this on-line thing. There are a host of emails, messages and blog posts floating around in my head. Here’s hoping I can pound a few of them out in the near future. In the [...]

We recently added ten laying hens to our personal flock. I know it’s not a great idea to bring newcomers to a house full of biddies, but I figured their numbers were even, and my neighbor was desperate to sell. If you don’t know, chickens sort of create a hierarchy among themselves, and new birds [...]

01
Apr
2013

Well, it’s been a while, but I see no reason why I shouldn’t announce the winner of our little Egg Count Contest. Apparently both the Precise Calculator and the quick, Rough Estimator were no match for the little man of the house. The total egg count for that week came to 849, and Elliot guessed [...]

02
Mar
2013

Ok, I guess I’ve already informed you that our ladies are laying, but here’s a reminder, just because it’s so exciting! :) Here they are, milling about the chicken house. They are about 22 weeks of age, and they like to EAT! Last week’s egg total was 371, so obviously, in a house of about [...]

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25
Feb
2013

Light & Fluffy.

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Since last post was kind of a “bare-my-soul-and-write-out-what’s-been-ruminating-in-my-head” kind of a post, I thought I’d lighten up a bit on this one. I have determined that I will not save up my small miracles, waiting to name them until the bigger one I’m anticipating arrives – as if those small miracles are only worth proclaiming [...]

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27
Jan
2013

Piglets, and More.

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As promised in a previous post, here are a few baby pig pictures. There are six piglets altogether, and they are all doing well and already beginning to pack on the weight. These pictures were taken at almost two weeks of age. Mama pig and her babies have now taken up residence at our own [...]

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03
Oct
2012

Little Chick-y Birds.

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Baby chicks. Aren’t they sweet? After our quick trip to the States in June, we came back excited to tackle the corn harvest and start on a new project – a chicken house full of layers. The harvest provided enough work to keep Jonathan and his guys busy, but the chicken house construction couldn’t wait. [...]

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29
Sep
2012

Small Delights.

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Today has been delightful. No, I haven’t been sitting around with my feet propped up, drinking coffee, eating chocolate and reading a good book. I was not whisked away on a mini-vacation. No one came bearing gifts for me. In fact, in many ways, it was just an ordinary Saturday. It was common. Quiet, even. [...]