Monthly Archives: March 2016

Not in Her Usual Nest

I can hear Special. She’s not in her usual nest. She’s decided to try a new nest for a change. It’s something hens often do. They get bored seeing the same things, gossiping with the same hens when they settle … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Morning … But

It’s a beautiful morning, the cherry trees are ecstatic, Special is on her nest, I saw the first swallow of the year, who could possibly be cranky today? Midge is cranky, that’s who. Pepper is on her nest, never mind … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have Too Many Tulips

Each year I keep planting more tulips. You can’t have too many tulips, can you? When you have free roaming chickens, you need two to three times as many tulips because they like nibbling on tulips when they start pushing … Continue reading

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Tread Lightly Like Deer

I love the forest floor this time of year. It is green with false lily-of-the-valley and bleeding hearts. I lived once in a desert and learned that I can’t live where it’s not green and moist. Every day, just a … Continue reading

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Size Doesn’t Matter

You never hear people say, “I can’t wait for the maples to bloom.” I never thought much about blooming maples either, until I saw these scarlet blossoms on a Japanese maple. They’re rather stunning. They’re as pretty as the cherry … Continue reading

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No Dressing Needed

The greens this time of year have so much flavor, adding dressing would desecrate them. After going through a winter, the kale is tender and sweet. The ruby streaks are so mustardy, they clear your nose. When you eat an … Continue reading

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The Aliens Have Landed

Oooo! What is that? This is why walking in the woods is important. You get to see the alien life forms that live among us. I guess this is what happens when all you eat is wood. You turn into … Continue reading

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