Category Archives: Chickens

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.   Advertisements

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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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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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The farm in photos: March 11-17

Happy Spring!  Things are really gearing up here: the wild plums are already pretty much done blooming, the apples have started to bloom, early-spring crops are growing fast, and the weather is fabulous.  Here are a few pictures from the … Continue reading

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New chicks!

We’ve added six new chicks to our flock this week!  (Well, they actually are being kept separate from the existing flock, in a dog crate in a spare bedroom of the house, until they get bigger.)  We picked up three … Continue reading

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