Monthly Archives: January 2013

Primal Hash

Corned beef hash and eggs is one of my favorite comfort foods, but it’s definitely not Paleo.  While corned beef doesn’t actually contain corn, it is prepared with a lot of salt.  Potatoes are out, too.  We have delicious eggs … Continue reading

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Raiding the Refrigerator

Never teach a chicken what is in the refrigerator! I did and now it comes back at me from time to time.  You see, the chickens being the tamest, most spoiled hens ever is my doing. . . One day I … Continue reading

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Inconsolable Strawberry

It was a nice Sunday morning.  Crystal and I went out into the backyard to feed the girls some scraps and do a couple of chores.  The girls were taking turns in their egg laying mode.  One sits in a … Continue reading

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is it secret? is it safe?

Secrets. . . I went out to the porch to see what the morning’s commotion was.  Strawberry, as is her habit, gets bored/lonely while Ethel is laying.  Surrounded by five younger hens, she squawks and cries on the patio at the kitchen … Continue reading

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Warmth for Warriors (and me, too)

Yes, I’m famous.    The Palo Alto Daily News snapped this photo at yesterday’s Knit-In at the Los Altos Library.  My librarian friend put on the program as a tie-in for this year’s Silicon Valley Reads selection.  (The books seem … Continue reading

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Geocaching Adventure

Geocaching is sort of like a scavenger or treasure hunt.  People leave a cache somewhere with clues and coordinates to follow.  When you find something, you can sometimes exchange a small trinket for something of equal or greater value. We … Continue reading

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Buffy is a Good Molter

Well, our Buffy is still at it…  She is an extremely good molter, the most impressive of the bunch so far.  You can now see all the pin feathers on her neck.  Her backside is similar, too.  Buffy does look a bit … Continue reading

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Yay for New Chicken Recipe!

Our friend Tina offered to make dinner for us at our house tonight, which was wonderful.  She adapted her crockpot chicken recipe for our oven, and it turned out beautifully.  We’ll definitely add it to our repertoire as well, especially … Continue reading

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Dinner Experiments

On Thursday, we wanted to have a special dinner to celebrate a successful seven days of our nephew staying with us.  We decided to have mussels, something we’ve craved since seeing a Ray Mears episode where he collects some bivalves … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer has Flying Feathers

My beloved, fluffy Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) is not so fluffy these days.  She is molting, something that chickens usually do after their first year.  Buffy is only 10 months old, but she’s always been precocious.  😉 First, a few … Continue reading

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