Category Archives: barnyard

Rip

The truck lumbered down the highway as all eight children were giggles and bubbling over with hyper enthusiasm. Squabbles and tiny arguements over which person could hold the newest family  member erupted from each row in the moving vehicle.   “And what shall we call him?” I asked from the front passenger seat.     […]

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Predator Patrol

A few weeks ago, both Abby and Lovelyn saw something “creepy” (in Lovelyn’s words) around dusk, slinking around the back patio.  They did not see it closely but knew the animal was not a raccoon, squirrel or weasel. It was odd looking … shaggy fur, had a tail of a rat and was big and […]

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Chicks, Rhubarb & Turkeys

    Early this Saturday morning, Abby drove an hour away to pick up our little chicks. They will be raised for meat and eggs – they are a heritage breed, called Chantceler. We have moved away from the “traditional” meat bird for various reasons {mainly, wanting to be even healthier}. This breed, which originated […]

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Introducing Mervin…

For over  a year, our eldest daughter has been raising and caring for a few Polish hens. They are a funny looking chickens – well, that is an understatement. They are very funky looking! She first saw one a few years ago and noted how strange and cute they were all at the same time. […]

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