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Hair Inspired by a Chicken…and More

Posted by mrssmythe on January 23, 2017 in Art, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Seasons |

First news out of the gate: Pepper has dyed her hair! Actually, Pepper didn’t do anything but sit in a chair while her stylist worked the magic, but Pepper was certainly the one to select the color. She wanted a silvery/white, and she got it. I told her it looked like she’d tried to duplicate the feathers […]

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A Warning to all Chipmunks

Posted by mrssmythe on June 5, 2016 in Critters |

I feel a bit sorry for the chipmunks who populate our yard (and there are a lot of them this year). The entrance to one of their (many) dens is along our fence line just under a shady tree. Two weeks ago, the spot was free and open. Now, it’s part of the fenced-in chicken yard, with […]

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Selfies – With Chickens

Posted by mrssmythe on May 23, 2016 in Critters |

Pleasant weather meant lots of time of time outdoors with the chickens this weekend. They’ve been handled a lot and so are pretty tame, but Pepper, who feeds and cleans up after them, enjoys a special bond with the birds. They are always happy to see any of us approaching, but when Pepper enters the scene, […]

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A Stop at the Garden Store…and Chicks

Posted by mrssmythe on April 18, 2016 in Critters, Garden |

I stopped at the pet store for cat litter this evening and ended up strolling through the adjacent garden center. For months, the outdoor racks have been barren, but not today. Today, they were stocked with lettuce and shrubs, pussy willows and pansies. Everything smelled incredible, and it felt so nice to be back among the plants […]

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