Category Archives: Fauna

Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s (and chickens) are like potato chips. You can’t have just one.

Good, good hen

This is Little Girl. She is eight years old and was one of our first chicks (she was proceeded by a few adults earlier that year). She is a food hound and learned early on to cluck endearingly to get … Continue reading

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Tricksy chickens

Apparently the neighbors compost bin is better than ours. Bad chickens.

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Chanteclers

I am so pleased with our White and Partridge Chantecler chickens. We’ve got two partridge from Triple D years ago. The other partridges and white Chanteclers are from Sandhill Preservation hatched early June this year. We waited a long time … Continue reading

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Stuff and things

It snowed yesterday. The mountains are so white and big and glorious. New handicap parking sign. From what is he running? Offense against god and nature. Candy corn Oreos. Say no. Good good Cardigans Emergency room redux. There was a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth fair

Elizabeth loved the livestock barn and the vegetable/herb garden. She was watching the animals from my chest, being quiet and concentrating. She abruptly and insistently demanded to get down pointing at the Suffolks and wildly baa-ing. She had suddenly recognized … Continue reading

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Easy bake

‘Old’ hens on left, new crew on right. ‘Old’ hens: L’il Girl (Partridge Chantecler, 2005), Wyandotte/Partridge Chantecler mix, Smart One (Partridge Chantecler, 2005) New crew June 2013: Buff Cornish, Partridge Chantecler, White Chantecler (3 hens one rooster), 2 more Partridge … Continue reading

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Bunny

Elizabeth and bunny are very very good pals. It lets her pet it. Also reared up and put its paws on her hips as she was standing. Circled her legs like a cat. Didn’t give me much more than a … Continue reading

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EKA feeds chicks

Tonight as we were visiting the chicks, Elizabeth pulled up some grass to feed the chicks. I gave her a long dandelion leaf instead. The chicks prefer dandelion and are indiscriminate in their pecking so the longer stem keeps her … Continue reading

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No, no you’re not

If you have to announce it, it isn’t true

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Carrion glee

A hawk was stooping on magpies on our snow day earlier this week. He nailed one. A murder of ravens arrived out of nowhere and harassed the hell out of the hawk until it gave up its tasty treat. The … Continue reading

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