• Welcome to the Farm, Little Chicks

    June 26, 2018

    Our flock of chickens got a little bigger over the last week: Mama May hatched two bouncing baby chicks! Last year was the first year we ever had chicks hatch on the farm.  Prior to that we didn’t (a) have a rooster and (b) that’s really the only reason.  Then one of our young pullets…

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  • The Trials and Tribulations of Flower

    April 24, 2018

    It’s hard getting old. Jasper and I are only 38 and 35 years old (my gosh that’s weird!  Anyone else having trouble believing how old they are?), but after long days putting up fencing, digging dirt and bending over weeding the garden we definitely feel it.  Exhausted, sore knees, aching backs. Encroaching decrepitude. There is…

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  • A Treat of Greens and Brewer’s Yeast

    April 9, 2018

    I gave the Puddle Ducks their very first treat of greens this weekend! They turn one week old today, so they were still young yet as far as treats go, but I was too excited to wait any longer.  And as Acting Duck Mama, I decided that it was completely my prerogative to give it…

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  • Introducing The Puddle Ducks

    April 6, 2018

    Wednesday morning, I was jolted awake by my phone ringing even before dawn had started breaking.  Groggy and still tired, I fumbled around for it and brought it to my ear. “This is the post office,” the voice on the other end said when I answered.  “You’ve got a box waiting here for you, and…

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  • Goals For 2018: Ducklings!

    February 2, 2018

    This time of year, if the temperature is right, we can hear the first of the season’s honeybees out buzzing around.  The frogs are starting to chirrup in the lengthening twilit evenings, and the chickens are clucking and scratching and crowing all the day long.  But there is one sound lacking here on the farm,…

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