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Poultry Addicts of the World, Unite!

“It is soooo hard to wait, Mom!” Isaiah is seven years old and when you are seven, uncertainty is torture. He asks me when the mail will get here 20 times a day, and can he go out and wait for the mail truck? I point out that it is 4 degrees F out there,…

On Chores

Chores sounds like such a dreary word, and until I moved to a farm, I would never have believed that I’d have anything positive to say about it. As a kid, I did chores around the house, and while I may have groused less about the dishes and cleaning gutters as an adult, I certainly…

I really should be working on the book, but just a couple more: The amazing Louis Jordan performing “There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” – fabulous! I admit, I have a lasting fondness going back to high school (hey, I’m a kid of the 80s, what can I say) for John Mellencamp, and he…

Winter Husbandry

You’d be surprised at how warm our barn is on winter nights. A few nights ago, the thermometer read -10 as I headed out the door, and the wind was howling, but inside the barn it was below freezing, but surprisingly tolerable. Close down a comparatively small space, insulate the floors with dry bedding and…