Monthly Archives: August 2015

You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,you make me happy, when skies are grey … Sunshine made me happy when I caught her checking out a nest. She didn’t know how funny she looked, standing apprehensively on one foot as … Continue reading

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Back in the Land of the Wet

We are back in the land of the wet. Saturday’s storm blew away the sun with enough force to topple trees, knock down climbing beans, and floor rows of corn. It also whipped the electric lines from here to kingdom … Continue reading

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Skunky at the End of August … Vogue in the Future?

Nearly five months ago, at the beginning of April, Skunky was an adorable chick who could easily fit in my palm. She’s a stunning hen now, maybe a month away from laying her first egg. She is so elegant, I … Continue reading

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If a Woodpecker and a Chicken …

If a woodpecker and a chicken fell in love, this is what their children would look like. The turken chick that Madge hatched is mostly black with a white face and white trim on its wings. When it walks around, … Continue reading

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Late Summer

Cattails in bloom are a sign of late summer. The female flowers form the dark brown, spongy tails. The male flowers are on the spike above. In the spring when the tails turn to fluff, birds use the fluff to … Continue reading

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Love You, Love You Not

A sunny day is a good day to crack out of an egg. The sunflowers are blooming as brightly as the sun. Sunflower’s hens started hatching on Sunday. One of her new chicks is part Turken, a breed of chickens … Continue reading

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Artemis

The artemis melons in the hoop house are developing. In just a few days, the size of the melons have grown noticeably. They get to be round, two pound melons. The description from Territorial Seed Company reads: A French Charentais … Continue reading

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