Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Lunch

On the menu today: Turkey we raised on the farm (One person we gave a turkey to this year described it as “dense,” which we thought was a good description.  It tastes like turkey, but meatier.  Tender, moist, delicious.  (It … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2014!

May your New Year be cozy and bright…

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Christmas Morning in Oregon

This is the beautiful place we live now… we are so blessed this Christmas morning!

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Christmas Eve Lights

We heard about a local neighborhood that decks themselves out with lights, Oak Hills.  We weren’t the only ones cruising around and enjoying people’s creativity!  My favorite was the top one; it looks like they drew on their house with … Continue reading

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Winner, winner, rooster dinner

We cooked one of the roosters today.  I decided to roast it, even though he was six months old, because I had read said that heritage birds are still tender at six months.  Not so much.  Everything tasted great, but … Continue reading

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As You Wish

  I went with a friend from work to hear Carey Elwes speak at Powell’s Books… Westley from the Princess Bride.  I oohed and aahed and laughed along with almost 2,000 people as he told stories about filming the movie. … Continue reading

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Lil’ Ethel lays eggs on the back porch

One of our young hens has decided that her nesting “box” is actually our back porch.  One day I thought I heard a rat and sent Greer to investigate.  He discovered Lil’ Ethel laying an egg  in the recycling.  I … Continue reading

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You can’t run away on processing day

We took five young roosters, six turkey jennies (girls) and one turkey jake (boy) to Mineral Springs Poultry Processing today.  We borrowed a truck and dog crates, and made the over-an-hour-trip-through-the-country for our 10:00 appointment. Even though we had raised … Continue reading

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Another windstorm

This is our third windstorm since moving here, and definitely the strongest.  The geese keep everyone in their housing during the wind; they are good guard geese.  We’re grateful that this huge branch didn’t hit anyone or anything… and it … Continue reading

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Beak Takes a Selfie

Beak decided to take a selfie.

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