Category Archives: Reflections

All the Good There Is

Watching tofu cooling in clear, cold water is so soothing. It’s an opportunity to reflect on all the good there is. The marjoram has gone to bloom, dainty pink flowers decorate the path out to the tofu cabin. The chickens … Continue reading

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Luxury of a Cool Summer

Some of the hens have decided to lay eggs in luxurious alpaca fur nests. I’ll have to note on the eggs how special they are. Of the tens of millions of eggs laid every day, how many get laid in … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Snow and her two brothers are settling into their new home on the pond. We moved them there last week so they wouldn’t harass Emma and her ducklings in the garden. They surprised me two nights ago by appearing in … Continue reading

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We Will Not Be Moved

The wasps which built a nest at the base of a bird feeder under a pear tree were becoming a problem. Walk too close to the pear tree, and they’d sting. The one time I got stung, it felt like … Continue reading

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Weeds Are Useful

There are plenty of places in the gardens where the weeds and brush grow profusely. I don’t mind them because they are a haven for many good insects and spiders to live. They come out and quickly dispatch any invading … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t I Think of That? First In, First Out Done Easy

The drakes are lost. Both of the hens, Snow and Emma, are spending most of their time on their nests, incubating their eggs. Without their mates, the drakes meander, not sure what to do, or so it seems. Duck world … 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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