Category Archives: About My Chickens

When Potatoes Bloom

It’s a special time when pototoes bloom. I look forward to their gentle flowers every year. With flowers this lovely, it would be easy to deceive those who have no ideas potatoes develop in the ground, that potatoes are the … Continue reading

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Essence of Summer

Grass flowers are underrated. Are they even rated at all? Waving in the summer breeze, they are the essence of summer. The Japanese name for Lupine is Nobori-Fuji 昇り藤 which means climbing wisteria. The word to climb, noboru, is an … Continue reading

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Summer Days, Summer Colors

We are past the days of new green. The only tree that hasn’t leafed out and settle in for the summer is the mimosa. The chickens spend hours exploring the lush forest floor. Soon, bright red thimble berries will be … Continue reading

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There Should Be a Name

One of our duck hens had made a nest, and for the past days, I’ve been collecting the eggs the ducks laid, and adding them in the nest. I think I counted eight yesterday in the nest. This morning, when … Continue reading

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Early Summer – Dreaming of No Waste

Today’s clouds are a welcome relief from the early heatwave of the past few days which gave us a taste of July and August in May. The yellow dandelion flowers have turned into fluffy white balls, which float away with … Continue reading

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First Potato Celebration

I celebrate the sighting of the first potato sprout. Yes, this will be a good year, comes to mind when I see new potato leaves. They are a sign that it is time to start gardening in earnest. A lot … Continue reading

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Tea and Biscuits, Anyone?

Asian pears are in full bloom. Their white flowers are little white cups. Out by the pond, hens like taking a break on the bench. At times many more than three crowd onto the bench to gossip. Maybe I should … Continue reading

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