Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Delicious Day

We had a great hike with Michael, eating lunch under some big trees, and meeting a special friend at the end: And for dinner, it was taco night!  We got some corn chips for Michael, but Greer and I had … Continue reading

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Buffy Visits the Library

“Princess” Buffy very much enjoyed her visit to the Library.  I gave a talk about raising Heritage Chickens in Your Backyard, and had ten humans attend, which I’m told is a good number for an adult program at this library. … Continue reading

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Ethel Crows Again.

I had just finished my morning call at 9am, when Ethel made a crowing noise.  Twice.  Now, Ethel is the alpha hen, so crowing is something she can take on when she decides it is needed.  This could mean there … Continue reading

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The Tasting of the Sour Beets

We started some sour beets the same night we did the sauerkraut.  Now four weeks later they’re done!  We tasted them, nice!  Our friend Tina was over and she and Crystal put them in jars.  Here are some pics of … Continue reading

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Crystal makes a movie

Check out my chicken video on YouTube!  The girls are quite photogenic, I think… I created it for my upcoming talk at the Los Altos Library about Raising Heritage Backyard Chickens, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. –> Update from 10/22/12:  … Continue reading

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Pickle Update: Fail

It’s been two weeks, so we tasted the fermented pickles today, and they taste like… salt.  You can smell the garlic and the dill, but all you can taste is the salt.  Greer thinks he put about 1/3 more salt … Continue reading

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