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Under Cobalt Skies

Towering clouds, cobalt blue skies, perfect weather for potatoes to blossom. How many have pictures of stunning potato blossoms in their mind when they eat a potato? The first of the potatoes are starting to bloom. Others are waist high, … Continue reading

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Everything Is Something’s Best Food

Everything is something’s best food, and nothing is more relished by ducks than slugs. The ducks have cleaned out the slugs from the vegetable garden, so when I found a handful of slugs outside of the garden, it was a … Continue reading

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Is She or Isn’t She?

Is she or isn’t she? That was the question today. Quackers was spending a lot of time during the day on her nest. By late afternoon it was clear she had gone broody and was incubating a clutch of seven … Continue reading

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Vegetables Gone Wild

The potato plants are lush with green, on the verge of sending up their flower stalks. Rubystreaks are in bloom, their dainty yellow flowers beckoning the bees to kiss them. I first planted Rubystreaks four or five years ago. Their … Continue reading

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Hide ’n Go Seek

There is a deep sense of accomplishment when you finally catch a runaway chick after stalking it for three hours. This little chick was well trained by its mother. Something spooked some of the chicks and three of them scrambled … Continue reading

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Are They Free Range?

“Are your hens free range?” It’s a question I get asked regularly at the farmers market. For the most part, the chickens roam through woodland. They seem to enjoy thick brush more than anything. At times they are out on … Continue reading

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Spreading May Flower, Dancing Stork Grass, Maianthemum dilatatum

In a quiet spot in the forest, behind the tofu cabin, false Lily-of-the-valley are in bloom, lifting their flower spikes high above their broad leaves. Maianthemum dilatatum is their name, Mai coming from the Greek word Maios for May, and … Continue reading

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