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Of Chickens and Children

I bought the chicks for myself.  Pure and simple.  I wanted the experience of caring for the babies and then getting to collect the eggs.  What caught me by surprise was the joy I experienced as each of the grandchildren … Continue reading

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Moving day for the chicks

The chicks grew so fast it seemed like I could see changes every day.  We had already moved them out of the box in the warm office and into a large trough to give them more space in the shop. … Continue reading

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The chicken thing….I get it

I’ve read that pet chickens are the greatest thing since sliced bread, and their eggs are even better.   This spring I decided to find out for myself.  I went to the local ranch store just to look, and before … Continue reading

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Skull Valley Irish Soda Bread

We’re going to a St. Patty’s dinner tonight at friends here in Skull Valley.  I’m in charge of the Irish Soda bread which is no problem because I’ve made it several times before.  No problem except I’ve never made it … Continue reading

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One of these cows is not like the others……..

If you don’t watch children’s television with a preschooler, you probably wouldn’t know the rest of the words to  the title of this post.  Here, I’ll sing it for you….. One of these things (in my case cows) is not … Continue reading

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Last week I awoke to the most beautiful scene outside my window.  A spring storm blew through covering our ranch with a blanket of snow. It was actually pretty deep.  The hummer needed a snow shovel! The view out my … Continue reading

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Humdinger of a freeze

While our weather is nothing like what the rest of the country is dealing with, it did get cold. Nothing but ice for my poor little Hummer.  Mind you, all the other hummers flew to warmer country, but this little … Continue reading

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