Monthly Archives: September 2014

Potatoes Draw a Crowd

While cleaning some freshly dug potatoes, I tossed a few handfuls of the rejects on the grass. It took just a few seconds to draw a crowd of chickens. Even Lucky and her little ones came running.

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Duckweed Smörgåsbord

Lucky spotted me scooping duckweed out of the pond for the chickens. She’s come running to give her chicks a treat. All the chickens go nuts for fresh duckweed. Not only do they like the fresh green duckweed, they scratch … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest

This year, the Asian Pear tree is loaded with fruit. Peeled and sliced, I love how juicy and crunchy they are. A fresh crop of Ruby Streaks are on their way. They love the cooler weather. The white Tennouji Kabura … Continue reading

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Fall Mornings Start Misty

Fall mornings often start misty. These cool, damp mornings smell so fresh. I’m not the only one who enjoys the cool, moist air. The clover along the garden path soaks in the fresh water drops. The mist soothes the drying … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Edge of the Sky by Roberto Trotta

In The Edge of the Sky, astrophysicist Roberto Trotta, explains the origin of the universe using only the most 1,000 common words in English. His idea is to explain difficult concepts as simply as possible. It’s an interesting book, and … Continue reading

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Hazel

Hazel is one of the more distinctive hens here at a man and his hoe®. Her character is as remarkable as her striking looks. She is a Turken chicken. She’s outgoing, friendly and cheerful. Seeing her come my way, always … Continue reading

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Grapes and Raking Leaves

It’s the season for raking leaves. From now through October, piles and piles and piles of leaves to rake. Leaves to compost. Leaves to blanket the garlic beds. Leaves to run through. It’s also the season for grapes, a chicken’s … Continue reading

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