Author Archives: Kristin

I swear we’re actually doing work on the house

I realize I haven’t really posted much this year, and the few posts I’ve put up have focused on the chickens and/or the garden. But I swear we’re actually doing work on the house, too! It’s just that a lot … Continue reading

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Three Eggs!

Hattie laid her first egg today, at 24 weeks and 4 days of age. This means all three hens are laying now! Clockwise, starting from left, are today’s eggs from Mathilda, Little Jerry Seinfeld, and Hattie: We’ve been keeping up … Continue reading

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The Last Two Months (that’s, like, 5 chicken-years)

What with starting a new job and trying to finish the chicken coop and blah blah blah…anyway, here’s an update. Sometime in late April, the chicks began escaping from their brooder. They were getting tall enough that it seemed cruel … Continue reading

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2012: The year my annuals became perennials

I thought petunias were annuals, but apparently I was mistaken, as three of mine have come back. I hadn’t gotten around to emptying last year’s planter boxes yet, and this mild winter has rewarded my procrastination! And our little vegetable … Continue reading

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The Chicks are Growing Quickly!

It happened seemingly overnight: I put baby chicks to bed, and woke up the next morning to find miniature chickens! They’re getting all feathery, and they appear to have doubled in size! (They’ve averaged a 75% weight increase since we … Continue reading

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Chicks Settling In

The chicks didn’t really do much on their first day–I think they were freaked out by the move. Yesterday and today, their antics have been much more entertaining. They’ve been running around the cage and flapping their wings and sparring. … Continue reading

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Flowers and Cuteness

A few more flowers have started blooming around here, including the serviceberries, some more daffodils, and the burgundy tulips. And we even had a banana pepper seed come up, which means the red lettuce is the only one still holding … Continue reading

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Berry Bushes and Busybodies

We planted some berry bushes! Four raspberries (‘Brandywine’, ‘Cumberland’, ‘Heritage’, and ‘Logan’) and three blueberries (‘Bluecrop’, ‘Earliblue’, and ‘Jersey’). This bed also has some Virginia creeper that we planted last summer in hopes that it would 1. cover our ugly … Continue reading

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This Week in the Garden

These baby plants are making me hungry for fresh garden produce, but that’s still a ways off… Quite a few seed starters have come up since last week. We now have herbs: basil, borage, chives, cilantro, creeping thyme, sage, and … Continue reading

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Purging in the Bathroom

March Madness starts today, and despite having filled out a bracket, I’m just not that interested in sitting down all day to watch basketball. Don’t get me wrong, the first round of the NCAA tournament makes for two of the … Continue reading

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