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My chicken surprised me

First, let me apologize for my absence. I got sick on December 28, a mere cold supposedly, but it laid me low for two months. And being old, I also had visits to my GP, urgent care, the ER, and … Continue reading

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Egg production on our urban “farmlet” over time

Aw, who else graphs out the egg production of their chicken flock? Only an uber-nerd would do that. Guilty as charged! I keep a tiny flock of chickens in our tiny southern California yard. Our entire yard is 4,500 sq … Continue reading

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November 2016 garden and chicken update

Take a gander at this nice basket of pumpkins and butternut squash. All but one of them came from my Garden Box of Joyous Anticipation. The seeds sprouted from the compost that I added and I just let them grow. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Henrietta, Hello to spring

There is a change in my flock of backyard chickens, and I’m not happy about it. Continue reading

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My southern California garden in August

My how time flies. Where has the summer gone? I know where mine went. Bye-bye. My last post was in April. In May, I went to Yellowstone National Park, driving by myself. I was on assignment from Desert USA magazine, … Continue reading

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November 2013 in the garden

Late autumn in my yard and garden in southern California this year is a mix of unseasonably hot days and fall foliage, plus an odd mix of summer vegetables that are hanging on, and winter citrus that is ripening. Continue reading

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Two months later…

I built a new door for the chicken coop that was just the right size for our hens, allowing them access to a nice outdoor run. Continue reading

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