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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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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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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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