Ducks In The Pumpkin Patch

I had no idea when I planted the back garden that it would become a haven for our poultry. The birds love hanging out in the pumpkin vines. They trail in and out of the leaves, finding bugs and even nibbling on the pumpkin…

Our Most Photogenic bird

Meet Roger – our Plymouth Rock hen. (And, yes, Roger is a girl. Ginger and Pepper are responsible for the name. They dubbed her “Roger” after a character in The Great Escape.) Roger is a beautiful chicken and one of our rescue birds. She’s…

May Update – lots of animals, some baking, and a bit of gardening

It’s hard to feel isolated when you’re surrounded by animals. That’s one of the things that has helped our family during these past weeks of self-isolation. The pets keep us firmly set in our routines. They provide us with companionship. They entertain us. I’m…

New Yard Visitors and a Traveling Turkey

Things continue to wake up in the yard and in the neighborhood. These days, the corn we put out for the chickens draws a wide range of visitors – from chipmunks and birds to squirrels and, most recently, a rabbit. Meanwhile, the azalea in…

Chickens, Baking, and a Bit Too Much Knitting

Things have been a bit more relaxed around here of late. The other day, I caught Ginger with the chickens in our mud room. Chickens in the house! Actually, I read somewhere that some colonists did keep chickens in their homes. And, as fun…