In nearly 12 months of chicken stewardship, we’ve come to terms with one stark reality: chickens are frail little creatures. Life is precious and fleeting, but in the sad moments that come with loss, so does the celebration of the happy moments. The realities of owning backyard chickens means that death is a part of this […]
Oh how time flies. The winter here in the Pacific Northwest has been a most favorable one — and the chickens have adored every moment of sunshine we can get. Of course, we’ve had a few rainy days, which the ducks have been big fans of!
First, let’s play a game of spot-the-duck. Find her? Then you can move onto the next level. Meet Spike, a six-month-old Polish Tolbunt rooster. He may look like he’s full of swagger and ‘tude, but he’s as sweet as can be. He’s bonded well with our two other bantam breeds, Showgirl and Pepper. […]
That time of the year came around again like it always does… Holiday card time! This process is a good excuse to pause and take stock of the year. And I think it’s fair to say that 2014 was one of the biggest, most exciting years of my life. In Dec 2013, I launched the […]
This chicken continues to play the Houdini and disappear from the backyard nearly every day. She reappears in the neighboring yards or our garden. Clever girl. The ducks continue to splash and frolic about. They’re even happier now that rain is becoming more frequent, creating more mud puddles for them to dive into. […]