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…

The Ducklings Have Arrived!

Such exciting news! Our ducklings have arrived! Two weeks ago, they flew all the way from California in this box. They were born on a Monday – we got them on a Thursday – and they’ve been growing exponentially ever since. Here they are…

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…

More Snow, a Dog’s Haircut, and Too Much Baking

Spring continues to prove elusive here in western Massachusetts. We’ve had snow twice since my last post. Granted, the second time, it was simultaneously sunny. So strange. I refuse to be put off from yard work, though. Tired of waiting for warmer weather, I…

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…