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Chicken Tractor

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

We enjoy allowing the chickens to scratch and peck in the yard. They usually do a pretty good job staying in our yard but not always. Jared and I constructed a chicken tractor today so we can allow the flock access to different parts of the yard and not worry about them going where they […]

Shiba with the Chickens

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

One of our Shiba Inus with the chickens.

Jared the Chicken Hypnotist

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Jared figure out own his own that you can flip a chicken on its back, rub its belly and it will remain in that position without a fuss. Here is some unedited video of the master at work.

On the Job

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

One of our pullets laid her first egg today! It was laid by one of the California Whites or one of the Sicilian Buttercups. It is small but looks good. We will see what is inside tomorrow morning. It is so awesome to see the chickens using the various parts of the coop as they […]

Goodbye and Hello

Monday, June 15th, 2009

As much as I hoped it was not true, Chicky turned out to be a rooster. He started with a very weak voice but each day, his crow grew stronger. After a couple days of rooster waking dogs, dogs waking wife, wife waking Ed, something had to be done. On Saturday, I posted an ad […]

Beautiful Spring Day

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

We had great weather today and it allowed me to get some stuff done outside. I ran the chipper and munched up the last of the yard debris collected from last fall. My tomato plants were getting very leggy so I needed to get them in the ground. Mission accomplished! I put my tomato plants […]

The Hen Palace

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I have been working hard the past few weeks on a coop for our chickens. If you’ve avoided Facebook, then this post should catch you up… I needed to build a coop and I wasn’t up for a lot of trial and error. So I […]


Saturday, October 4th, 2008

My tomato harvesting continues. My plants are doing a super job this year. I have mentioned before that most of the tomatoes that I grow are destined to become a sauce that tastes great on spaghetti. Normally, I freeze the sauce. Here is how I do that: Place a quart of the sauce in a […]

Tomato Harvest

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I have had to look at the calendar these past couple months to remind myself that it is summer. In spite of the cold, rainy weather, my tomato plants managed to produce some ripe tomatoes. You are looking at just over 12 pounds of tomatoes. I buy my seed from Territorial Seed Company because they […]

Mary’s Flowers

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Mary’s Flowers, originally uploaded by just…eD. Click for more photos Mary worked hard planting lilies in her flower gardens and unfortunately, they have decided to put on their best show while she is in Kansas.