Category Archives: Animals

Posts about our encounters with livestock, wild animals, and our own furry children.

Gettin’ Busy

I’m sorry for such a long delay in writing.  Like everything else in nature, we have been incredibly busy with the emergence of spring.  Our main task has been shopping for our own mini-farm, a process which  has been a … Continue reading

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Baby Things

It was still dark out this morning when the phone rang, jolting us out of a deep sleep, even though we had set the alarm for 30 minutes earlier (darn that ‘spring forward’).  It was our neighbor, S: “I’m at … Continue reading

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5 Things I Learned at the OGS

After a February tease of spring, the first few days of March have been a soggy, chilly flashback: crummy conditions for tromping around the quad of UNC-Asheville for the Organic Growers School, as we did last weekend.  Fortunately, most of … Continue reading

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Birthday

  March is my favorite month, my power month, because it brings with it the official start of spring, and my birthday – which I milk for all its worth, pretty much all month long. The month is made even … Continue reading

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Update on bird life

Well, we just got news that our foster chick’s real mom made an offer on a new home. Looks like John-Henry and the girls may not be with us as long as we had hoped. We’ll see what happens with … Continue reading

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The Great Bird-napping of 2011

I had a little fun with this one….hope you enjoy: It was a moonless night, and T and I couldn’t help but stop to crane our necks and marvel at the fact that we can clearly see the Milky Way … Continue reading

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Turkey Trouble

I’m a bit under the weather this week (that hillside literally carpeted with goldenrod behind our house might have something to do with it), which brought an incredibly frustrating halt to my plans to press apples for cider today.  I … Continue reading

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