Monthly Archives: March 2015

Out of the Garden Today – March 25, 2015

A bowl of fresh greens is a sure sign of spring. Food never tastes as good as when it comes fresh out of the garden while you are cooking. By the end of April, the garden will be overflowing with … Continue reading

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I Only Have Eyes for You

“I only have eyes for you,” or are the hens saying, “I’m watching you!” Niji-himi 虹姫 is downright hawkish if you get too close to her nest. I wouldn’t put it past her to aim her beak right at my … Continue reading

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The Forest Floor Awakens – Liberate Yourself

The trilliums, spring beauties, and bleeding hearts are awake and pushing through the fallen leaves. Soon the forest floor will be a carpet of green with pink and white flowers. Can you imagine that almost no chicken ever gets to … Continue reading

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I Want the Same One

Empty nests all around but Ruby insists on using the same nest that Jacqueline is using. Hens often have their favorite nests, and if it is in use, it doesn’t matter. The empty nests right next door won’t do. They … Continue reading

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This Is What Spring Looks Like

On a spring day, Buttercup keeps her eggs warm. Hens have such fiery eyes, they should be grade school teachers. With such eyes glaring at them, no child would dare misbehave. When you are a mother-to-be, safeguarding a clutch of … Continue reading

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Snacking on Cherry Blossoms

The wind and rains of the last few days have driven many of the cherry blossom petals to the ground. For a brief time every spring, the chickens get to feast on cherry blossom petals as they fall to the … Continue reading

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Eggs and More Eggs

The counter is covered with eggs ready for market. Such a variety of colors and shades and shapes and sizes. Every hen is unique. Every egg is unique. Every egg every hen lays is slightly different from the one she … Continue reading

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