Before I’d decided on the variety of chickens I wanted, and how many, I knew one thing: I wanted a Buff Orpington. I’d fallen in love with one at the Portland Nursery chicken class. Before taking the class, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to dive into chickens at all. But then I met Penelope. […]
Here it is, my mighty pumpkin. Don’t laugh. It might not look mighty to you, but it is. Afterall, it survived the great spring drown-out that wiped out much of my garden. It survived uncharacteristically cool summer weather. As a matter of fact, it’s the only pumpkin that survived at all! In my books that’s […]
It started out as a potential crisis. I received a photo on my phone from my friend, Linda. The text said, “RED ALERT! Look at Betty’s toes!” The close up of Betty’s feet revealed large bulb-like growths on several toes. It didn’t look too promising. I worried that Betty would end up walking around on […]
A chicken convention in the yard…what’s so interesting there in the grass? I step closer to see what they’re so fixated on…and scream…it’s a snake! They didn’t quite know what to do with it…they just stood there and stared. I ran. But not before I took a picture!