Category Archives: Chickens

First Freeze and What That Doesn’t Mean

We had our first freeze of the year this morning. That’s a little earlier than normal but not by much. Overall, though, it has been a little warmer than usual. The sad news about that is I am reminded that … Continue reading

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Camp Part II

Last week, we took Rebekah and a friend to camp. It was good to see Jenna and Lauren again, even if for only a few minutes. The house was awfully quiet without the girls.   Rebekah got back last night. … Continue reading

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Better than Snow Ice Cream

There wasn’t enough snow for snow ice cream and only barely enough for Rebekah to construct this tiny snowman: But what little we got was pretty while it lasted (it’s raining now, and the snow is all but gone). At … Continue reading

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It’s cold in here, but the chickens are colder.

We don’t have any heat and haven’t for a week now. The heat pump still works, but heat pumps really don’t work when the temperature drops into the 30s and certainly not when it is in the 20s. It is … Continue reading

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The girls explained to me that my last post was not very clear. And it seems that others have thought so as well. So to clarify: the chickens are alive and well. It is all the work they require when … Continue reading

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Chicken Care and College Costs

The temperatures the last three mornings have been 1°, 13°, and 7°. The highs (other than today) have been barely above freezing if that. Water freezes at 32°. Chickens need water. Enough said. On another, more happy note: we paid … Continue reading

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Rocks? Really?

The chicken seems to be fine. I don’t know if it was the crop massaging that went on or the fact that when we let her out on her own, she went to the driveway and ate some rocks. Or … Continue reading

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In, Off, Off, Offered, and Out

This blog post is about Jenna—and a chicken. She’s IN: She has been officially accepted to Belhaven, the first college she has applied to. She got them OFF: She got it sent OFF: her application to Chapel Hill, that is. … Continue reading

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Chicken vs. Snake, Cat vs. Rabbit

Chicken 1-Snake 0 Cat 0-Rabbit 1 And just because, a taste of fall:  

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Construction and Production

Our house has been under the weather lately, and we’ve all been out of our normal places. A couple of weeks ago (maybe more, we’ve lost track), part of the girls’ closet was ripped out as the tub in their … Continue reading

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