Category Archives: The Animals

RIP Nugget

I buried our oldest chicken, Nugget, yesterday morning.  Not the most fun thing to do before even having my first cup of coffee, but it had to be done.  

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The one that (almost) got away

I caught my very first swarm today – twice.  And it was a ridiculously easy process – the first time.  Here’s how it went down. I had just gotten home from my usual late-morning walk with the husband, dog, and … Continue reading

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Happy National Honeybee Day 2013!

Today, August 17, is National Honeybee Day!

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Fallen Apples = Free Chicken Food!

I have a couple of incredibly productive Gravenstein apple trees, and while they’re quite juicy and delicious, they’re also notorious for dropping their fruit when it gets the least bit ripe.  The boy and I spent some time this morning … Continue reading

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Harvest Totals May and June 2013

Here are the harvest totals for May and June (I spilled a beer on my laptop just a few days before the end of May, thus losing the spreadsheet with my harvest data for the month; hero husband recently was … Continue reading

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Guess who’s having homegrown escargot for dinner?

No, no, not me – the chickens!  I’m not that awesome adventurous – yet.  Sure, I’ve eaten my share of escargot in restaurants (and have even made them at home on occasion – Trader Joe’s even carries them!).  Slathered with butter … Continue reading

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Spring split

So I opened up the yellow hive (which was a new hive last year, created from a split off of my first hive, and which has been BUSTLING ever since it was created) last weekend…. Ho. Ly.  Crap.  This more … Continue reading

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