A Family Flock Affair

The feather babies¬†are 2 1/2 weeks old already. Where does the time go? To be honest, I'm surprised that all eight are still alive. Not because I've been looking after them badly or anything, but you know. I haven't had the best luck with chickens this year.¬†These chicks sure are tough. I am liking Australorps…

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The Nutty Season

Technically, it's nutty season all year at my place. But Autumn is walnut-gathering season. Having a big walnut tree is marvelous. It has kept me with enough nuts for my homemade muesli all year. We just have to keep up with the gathering with wet weather lurking around so we don't end up with rotten…

The Fur Child has Been A-Hunting

The Fur Child makes a good country cat. She hasn't been catching many birds lately, but has been very good at catching mice and rats. Good girl! One day when I was cleaning the chickens' water bell, she walked into the garage and came out less than a minute later with a mouse. I did…

The Hunting Adventures of the Fur Child

I dare say the fur child loves living in the country. Sometimes it seems like she's perpetually sleeping inside or on the outdoor table, or waiting to be fed. But then she'll just casually turn up with some prey or other, so she does keep herself busy. We've always had a bell on her collar…