The Ladies and Mr. Rooster move to a new home

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Well … At least we gave it a go About a year ago, we picked up a few chicks at our local feed store. A few Araucana and Rhode Island Reds. They were a cute bunch. Finally they graduated to the great outdoors as we moved them to a pen we created for them. It […]

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Antique shops and finding yourself

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I entered the antique shop and immediately felt relief from the burning Florida sun For the umpteenth time that day, I wondered if global warming was a little more prevalent than previously thought. The place was packed, literally from floor to ceiling (as the items hung from the ceiling proved) with all manner of lovely […]

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How to build a pallet geese house: part 2

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I’m still not spinning with all wheels due to the untimely death of one of our beloved dogs this week. But I’m attempting to forge ahead. Today’s post rounds out the building of the goose house. It was an adventure but I’m glad it’s done. Roof House now in place (remember we had to move […]

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To the best damn pain-in-the-ass I knew …

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It’s hard to write this, but I’m using this post as a form of self-therapy. Yesterday one of our 4-legged family members passed away unexpectantly. The shock is still strong. How could one little dog, usually hyper, full of smiles and so lovable, be gone in just a few moments? Katy and Rupert (our other […]

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Building a pallet geese house: Part 1

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Look, Ma! No hands! A house of their own — ’cause ours is getting too small! As you may know by now, I have a couple of Sebastopol geese running around my backyard, Ethan and Gracie. Although they are tons of fun — they grow fast, so┬áneeded a house of their own. The old Tupperware […]

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New Babies and Lots of … Poop

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Self-sufficiency and sustainability We are starting our own garden and have adopted a few chicks of the Rhode Island Red and Araucana (they lay the colorful “Easter eggs”) variety. The left over veggie/fruit scraps container is in position in the kitchen with my new composter (courtesy of the hubby) positioned out back. I’m digging up […]

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The Snake Tree and Mama

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Grandmother’s house Raised in the countryside, my brother, sister, a host of cousins and I spent many a day running around and exploring in the woods around my grandmother’s house. Mama, as we called her, had land that the local humming birds and butterflies frequented for the wild flowers. It was a haven of “let […]

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