Category / Oyster Cracker

May 6, 2016
I knew that the day would eventually come. I buried her underneath a beautiful hosta that still has not emerged from its winter slumber yet. A few weeks ago, I said goodbye to my last original chicken, Oyster Cracker. It was one of the most difficult things that I had ever done. I guess it is…

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September 9, 2012
I can’t imagine my life without friends.  In my travels through this world, I have met friends in expected places  and sometimes very unexpected places.  Some are in my life more than others.  Some it has been years, yet we can pick up right where we left off.  Others are there because of a certain…

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August 16, 2012
Chicken Abbey Road It is always such a wonderful feeling to return home after some time away.  I am always eager to check on the girls and see how they adapted to life without us.  We are fortunate to have some of the best chicken sitters around, but somehow, I can’t help but think they…

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July 8, 2012
Each year I make it a point to plant Nasturtiums, a lovely entirely edible herb, near the chicken coop.  This year, I have had to plant them three times as other little critters beside the chickens have found them to be absolutely delicious.  The chickens love them.  I happen to think that they smell and…

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May 21, 2012
Yesterday, a friend and I made the 3-plus hour trip to Brewster, New York to pick up our bees.  Finally, the weather had warmed up enough and our bees were ready to come home.  We began our journey after lunch and did not arrive home until after Midnight.  When we arrived in Brewster, we had…

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May 12, 2012
In my jammies saying goodnight to Oyster Cracker These last couple of nights I have desperately been trying to figure out the girl’s sleeping arrangements.  They always seem to be mixing it up.  Finally, I am finding all four Silkies sleeping side by side on one roost together.  No one is sleeping in the nesting…

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May 3, 2012
Robins return each year habitually to hatch eggs. Habits can be classified as good and bad.  I think that we all tend to have both.  Good habits can benefit us directly and some are even chore-like.  When I think of good habits, I think of brushing my teeth, setting a bed time, eating healthy (or…

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April 20, 2012
The eyes are the window to the soul. ~traditional Proverb Today, I stole a quiet moment.  It had been long overdue.  The kids were playing so nicely and quietly together that I took time to sneak off into the gardens and brilliant sunshine where I have been working all week long.  I found a place…

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April 5, 2012
Waiting for a broody hen Every Silkie of ours takes their turn being broody.  It seems that once one is done, another is found sitting upon barren pine shavings in the nesting boxes.  This week, Fifi and Dolly have snapped out of their broodiness and Feathers and Autumn have snapped in.  For the first time,…

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March 24, 2012
June 2011 Tilly and Oyster Cracker were enjoying digging and scratching in the same hole.  When one would pick their head up, the other would put their head down.  Chicken Teamwork. We are away this week visiting Mickey! Feel free to leave comments and captions for this week’s photos. I can’t wait to read them…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.