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Time Warp!

It’s been three years since the past diary post. Yee-gods! So much has happened since the ill-fate of Tuppence. We’ve lost hens and gained some. We lost Aurora to a predator. We then lost our two Buff Orpingtons. Daisy died … Continue reading

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Let’s Build a Worm Farm!

I’d like to send a shout-out for the Soulsby Farm blog, for their latest post on building a worm farm.  I think that anyone with chickens and/or a garden ought to get on this train.  The instructions posted at Soulsby … Continue reading

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Chicken Retirement Homes

I really don’t want to say it–especially after having a lovely two nights there–but, only in Portland? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/us/new-homes-beckon-for-city-chickens-in-retirement.html After seeing the abandoned chickens at the Bothell park, at the south end of the bridge that crosses the Sammamish Slough, the … Continue reading

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Brief Observation

Margaret noted that, given Tuppence was pretty close to landing on the chopping block for his rough handling of the hens and that he’s at least temporarily leaving them alone, perhaps getting hit by a car saved his life. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Raccoon Solution Pt. 2 or Chemical Territorial Pissings

I can’t believe I forgot this simple solution (literally!) for keeping raccoons away.  As readers might recall, a whiles back, I had to cope with a raccoon problem.  What I forgot was that I did figure out a possible solution. … Continue reading

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Sign ‘O the Times: Raccoon Poo. And a Heavy Metal Solution?

Sorry no pictures of the raccoon poo.  Like, as if there’s much redeemable about a picture of poo.  Right?  So, anyway, it would seem that raccoons are on the move again and are leaving behind poop in the backyard where … Continue reading

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Not Enough Will?

A month since the last post on Tuppence, and I still haven’t done much about that troublesome boy.  No grabs from the fly fishing and tying community.  I’m thinking of shoving Tuppence into a cat taxi and seeing if the … Continue reading

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Dark Days Have Arrived: The Classified Advertisement I Placed in WashingtonFlyFishing.com

I feel bad for feeling compelled to do this, but I had to place this classified ad.  I figured Tuppence would get at least a year or two of life as a pet before becoming someone’s dinner and a means … Continue reading

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It Never Gets Any Easier…

Well, I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t seize upon the opportunity to write during the last weeks of November.  Why?  Because I started December with knee surgery to repair my right ACL and meniscus.  That was ten days … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free?

Well, Margaret thinks she’s gluten intolerant.  It all started when she had this mystery ache in one of her fingers.  Arthritis?  I dunno, but, after talking with friends and acquaintances, she started thinking along those lines.  That shouldn’t come as … Continue reading

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