Monthly Archives: June 2011

Poor Logan.

The thing about Akitas is that they tend to hide anything that’s wrong with them. The thing about Logan is that he tends to be as unobtrusive as he can possibly be, trying not to be a bother. I was … Continue reading

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One of my sunflowers has bloomed. It’s so pretty. Next year, I’ll plant black oil sunflowers so I can feed the chickens and my future rabbits the seeds as treats. I hope everyone is having a lovely week.

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A little garden update

So far, all we’ve harvested was a single green bean. It was delicious, even though The Architect stole it from me after I’d only had a tiny nibble. I think I planted kind of late-ish, and for the first few … Continue reading

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Dusting Chickens

Chickens tend to get mites and lice, and it can sometimes be a pain to eradicate them. The inside of the coop and nest boxes are thoroughly dusted with diatomaceous earth after they’re cleaned, but I wanted to take the … Continue reading

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2011 Crop Outlook

It’s grim. Between the flooding in many parts of the U.S., and the severe drought in Texas, it looks like there’s going to be a shortage of some of the most widely used grains – corn, wheat, and oats, and … Continue reading

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Waiting for Eggs

The girls are 17 weeks old now, and I know that chickens begin to lay eggs between 17 and 21 weeks of age. It should be any day now! I’m excited! (or should that be “egg-sited?”) The problem is, I’m … Continue reading

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