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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In Which Twiglet Actually Does Some Knitting

Life slowed to a crawl here as the mothership finally succumbed to the storms of sickness swirling around. And yet, there is still plenty to talk about. Before I ran aground and started getting cracks in the hull, I planted the nectarine tree. It is our first nectarine tree and is a variety called Theo…

In Which The Chickens Get Automated

Let me introduce to you the newest addition to the chicken pen. It isn't a chicken, but it's almost as exciting: an auto-feeder! I've been wanting an auto-feeder for ages, but they aren't cheap. This Feed-o-matic was $125. Here's why I wanted one and why I love it: It saves money on chicken food because the…