Tag Archives: Scruffy

in honor

I ate the last of the Scruffy casserole for lunch yesterday (!). In his honor, here’s a beautiful photo of a handsome rooster in his, um, final hour (literally) on Boxing Day. We miss your crow, Scruffy, but we have … Continue reading

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one bad day

When we picked up our Thanksgiving turkey from the small organic farm down the hill, we told the owner R what happened with the dozen supposedly fertile eggs we had bought from her earlier this spring–only 2 hatched, three hens … Continue reading

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the birds and the bees (and the chickens)

We thought Beaker was the first to lay, but now we think Hawkeye actually had her beat.  We saw several brown eggs in the coop a week or ten days before Beaker started laying, but assumed that it was one … Continue reading

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heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s…

… Scruffy! You can’t tell from the photo, but Scruffy’s tail feathers are this remarkable iridescent teal-black.  And just as a reminder, here was Scruffy at about four weeks when his name fit his, um, scraggly and scrappy appearance.  No … Continue reading

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how scruffy found his crow

Yes, Scruffy, His Royal Wimpiness, finally found his crow this morning. Granted, we don’t know if he crowed before.  With the windows closed in the winter, the house is very quiet and we don’t generally hear the chickens yammering, squabbling, … Continue reading

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scruffy, protector?

Scruffy is still with us.  I took several photos yesterday and swear I’ll post one… sometime… one of these days…  He may have earned his keep a few days ago. Ron didn’t get a good look so there are a … Continue reading

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big chicken

In case you were wondering, we did not die from eating Heidi soup last night.  In fact, it–she–was quite good.  I was, however, thinking a lot more about my dinner than usual.  Hard not to when you look at your … Continue reading

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