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New Chickens!

Things had been chugging along relatively fuss-free with our 3 young hens.  We had been experiencing a few very loud squawking events a week, each time requiring that I go outside to get the chicken’s…

The chicken situation

For many years, I have wanted chickens.  They are silly, totally incredibly dumb, and they make delicious delicious eggs.  By the time I actually got serious about wanting chickens, one of our friends’ girlfriends had…

DIY Chicken Cup Waterer

DIY 5 Gallon Bucket Chicken Feeder

Total cost: $3 If you don’t have a hole saw or 5 gallon bucket, add that cost to the build.  Among much of my obsessive research about how to effectively manage a flock with as…

DIY Chicken Cup Waterer

DIY Chicken Cup Waterer

I have been working on converting the old duck pen (yeah, I gave the remaining 3 ducks away – we were not a good match) to be a better match for chickens.  It has taken a…

20 minutes of brushing a malamute

I spent 20 minutes brushing Helo last night

This is what came off of him.  When we(I) decided to add a second dog to our family, I was under the impression that a fluffier malamute would have similar shedding patterns to Boris.  I…

Duck confit salad

The “Work” Salad

I assume that we must all do something similar to this, but in the off chance that I am incorrect, here’s my rundown on the “work” salad.  The salad that consists of leftovers, stuff you…

We don’t always go to the emergency vet, but when we do, it’s always on a holiday weekend.

That’s a true story.  The only other time we’ve had a veterinary emergency was when Boris ate the ibuprofen and nearly died.  And that was over a Memorial Day weekend.  This time, it was Helo’s…