Eighth of an Acre Bounty

Random thoughts and anecdotes on cooking, critters, gardening and life on our small city lot.

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Entries Tagged as 'Animals'

Alight

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments


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Chillin

July 10th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ll be in class all weekend so there won’t be any new posts. Look who I caught outside the bathroom window the other day, just chilling and contemplating the peas…

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend.

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Busy Girls

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

The bees have been enjoying the nice weather as much as we have lately. We checked them last Thursday (1 full week after installing the package) to both confirm that the queen was still there, and ideally to confirm that she was laying. Well, we found the queen but could not find any eggs (this [...]

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The Bees are In!

April 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Late Wednesday night we got the call that the bees would be in early and available on Thursday after 11. The two day early arrival of the package was actually a case of very good timing as Thursday was apparently the last somewhat sunny day we are scheduled to have for a while. We drove [...]

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Bees!

February 25th, 2009 · 17 Comments

No - this isn’t one of ours. This is a picture from last May when our rhody bloomed. For living on a small city lot we actually get our fair share of wildlife. The herons seem to have established their migratory pattern right over our house so during the summer we see them cruising by [...]

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Broody can’t fail*

February 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Or…maybe it can. How do I tell this little chicken there isn’t a chance in hell that her eggs will hatch?

Dahl has been sitting for over a week now. At first (once again for those loyal readers who have followed the saga of Dahl since last spring) we thought she might be eggbound. She hadn’t [...]

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Little bit o sunshine

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Who is that in my leeks?
In our failure to complete the upgraded fencing in of the chickens last weekend Blume and Dahl regularly go on walkabout during the day. We got a bit of sunshine this afternoon and as I scooted outside to absorb the last rays before the sun dropped down over the hills [...]

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Christmas keeps coming..

January 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments

My Dad dropped by yesterday with a big surprise. For any of you who have been reading for a while, you have already listened to me whining and complaining about the price and rarity of stoneware crocks. Big crocks are the most useful tool for many of the lactic fermentation projects I want to start. [...]

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The Big Freeze

December 15th, 2008 · 17 Comments

How could you turn away from those faces just wanting a scruff?
I mentioned in a previous post that we headed down south to farmsit for the weekend for a friend who is currently in Kenya. A stormfront blew in on Friday night and rewarded us with increasing snow flurries on our way down. We took [...]

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The Sog

November 7th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Well the sog is upon us now. There are flood warnings for 7 counties in the state today, including our own. The weatherman reports that the equivalent of one months worth of rain has fallen within the past two days. We are ok, high up on the hill but certainly not dry. The backyard is [...]

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