Monthly Archives: April 2021

Controlling Your Food Supply

I like eggs. I also like fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and green beans. But I’m not fond enough of any or all of these for it to make economical sense to acquire a flock of ten chickens or spend the … Continue reading

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Eggs

I like eggs. But I’ve taken a few days off from eating them since Wife got home from a week with the new-ish grandkid up in Virginia and we’ve had normal meals. My chickens continue to shit them out at … Continue reading

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Chemical Warfare

Late last week I happened across a gallon sized freezer bag full of jalapeño peppers. I haven’t grown jalapeños for at least five years, maybe closer to ten. I figured they were probably freezer burnt and unusable, and then I … Continue reading

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No Good Deed

You try to do the right thing. You try to follow the rules. But then life and the government team up to conspire against you. Yesterday after work, I decided to load up some scrap gutter pieces leftover from my … Continue reading

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Joys of Animal Ownership

There’s an intact male pit bull living across the street. I met him when the owner contracted me to till a garden patch for her a couple weeks ago, so neither of us is afraid of the other. He climbed … Continue reading

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A Bit of an Update

The birds continue to produce eggs. Wife is taking 2+ dozen with her when she heads north to see the grandbaby and family tomorrow. I’ve held my appetite in check the last  few days in order to maximize the number … Continue reading

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Cats

I haven’t seen Clara, the black and white cat, in several days. Morella shows up every evening between 1800 and 2000 to eat and hang out for a while – as long as I stay inside and only observe via … Continue reading

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Damn Birds

So, I built this nice outdoor run for my new flock. They use the first ten feet of it. For about two hours a day. The rest of the time they are inside the coop making a straw storm. And … Continue reading

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Farmer Grumpy – second attempt

Those who have been reading my rambling missives for a while know that I had chickens a few years ago. They did fine for about nine months, until a hawk found them and took them out in short order. I’ve … Continue reading

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Cat Update

Since my last post, I adopted a pair of one-year-old female working cats. I kept them in an extra large dog crate on the back porch under a shelter. Neither of them warmed up to me in the slightest during … Continue reading

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