Tag Archives: ella

the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

I had thought the first blog post after my trip was going to be a happy one. Half Moon remembers me and he’s been a super sweetie. But that story is for another time. Unfortunately, today is probably the worst … Continue reading

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broody birds

The bad news is that Daisy is broody again. The third time this spring/early summer? Both Ella and Caroline also had broody spells earlier this spring. In the past, we’ve had problems with all three of them going broody at … Continue reading

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from ella, with love

Well, that was cute. More snow = more shoveling.  Not so cute. But I dug out the path to the chicken coop–again–and then continued shoveling the path from the coop through the garden to the orchard gate, through the orchard … Continue reading

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scrappy ella

Ella started molting a few days ago: she started losing her tail feathers (she actually has none right now, which looks very strange), then some around her neck, and now many off her wings.  According to one random website (ahh, … Continue reading

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firsts

Some of this week’s firsts: Harvested (and ate!) the first radishes, arugula, and spinach (twice) yesterday. Harvested kale and the always-maligned swiss chard today.  Had the kale at lunch.  The chard is in the fridge.  (Perhaps a microcosm of the … Continue reading

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daily dose o’ cuteness

Yes, the chickens are back.  More cute photos. The lone chickie standing up v e r y tall! An action shot.  Not a great photo, but here you can see the chick who had hopped up on Caroline’s back. I … Continue reading

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Saint Caroline

Spoiler alert:  The latest chicken story ends well.  Phew!? We thought all was well as of late yesterday afternoon.  Ella and the lone chick (sniff!) were safely ensconced in the mobile coop.  Daisy and Caroline weren’t thrilled (particularly Daisy), but … Continue reading

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