More on the Chickies!

After several hours, these new babes are already putting on wing feathers! Just see! Just had to share with those who never get to see or enjoy chicks. They weigh about like picking up a wad of cotton–almost nothing. But hidden inside them, given enough feed, etc., lies the beautifully mysterious potential to become fiveContinue reading “More on the Chickies!”

Well, the Coons Got Us Again.

As a counselor and a retired professional mom, I must say: Raccoons are incorrigible wasters, ruiners of all things good, heartless beasts that care neither about boundaries nor animal rights. Their ability and seeming desire to inflict gross horror is limitless. As people who tend six hens, our job was keeping them safe at nightContinue reading “Well, the Coons Got Us Again.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Do Get Fresh with Me! We grow these babies because they are so delicious steamed and buttered. With a crop like this, we can make only about five meals, since they greatly reduce in volume while cooking. These are the thinnings from a row planted too thickly, on purpose, to allow for this rare delicacyContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh”