An Unexpected Chick Loss

We are sad to report the loss of one of Rory's chicks. When we went to the coop the other morning I noticed that one of the chicks was off to the side and, while it was standing, it was not looking the greatest. "Oh no!" I thought, but I didn't say anything. As I…

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A Rory New Year

Rory's hatching adventure was a bit of a rollercoaster. She started with 10 eggs, from herself, Annie and Betty. An Annie egg cracked early on thanks to a thin shell. Rory wasn't very good at eating or looking after herself during her sit. On lockdown day I discovered a broken egg, one of Rory's, that…

Happy New Year to All! Except Juliette…

Christmas has disappeared in a whirlwind of family time. I awoke early on Christmas morning to discover a beautiful rainbow curving right across the sky over our backyard. I sang to myself, "For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!" It really was something. It was so big and close I couldn't fit it into…

Merry Christmas

With Christmas coming, The Little Fulla and I went Christmas tree hunting. I found the perfect, not-too-big and not-too-expensive tree for us. It was down the bottom of the hill, so I had to drag it all the way up the soggy hill to the car. Then it was decorated. Twice. The first time, The…