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Category Archives: Animals
“Birds of a feather flock together.” My family has quite a variety of chicken breeds, but these Silver Laced Wyandottes do like to stick together.
Well, the robin decided to move on, but his nest still has occasional use. Some time after he left, a pair of mourning doves stopped by and used it as an hotel for the day.
“What are you doing there, Robbin a Bobbin, Under my window, out in the blue?” — from ‘Talents Differ’ by Laura E. Richards A robin built his nest in the crook of a tree branch right outside my bedroom window. … Continue reading
I found a surprise in our chicken coop Saturday morning — an owl perched on the chickens’ roosting bars! It was small — about half a foot tall — with some pretty vicious looking claws. I think it was an … Continue reading
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club has the distinction of being the only one of Charles Dickens’s sixteen novels that I have not read. Since it contains one of my favorite poems (‘Ode to an Expiring Frog’), and I … Continue reading
I live on a small farm, where I take care of several steers (four at present), a beautiful heifer calf, and lots of chickens. We also have a couple of kittens — future mice slayers. We are new to farming, … Continue reading
Here is a quote from Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. The setting is Mrs. Meyrick’s house (Mrs. Meyrick is the mother of Daniel Deronda’s friend Hans Meyrick), where she, her girls, Anna Gascoigne (Gwendolen Harleth’s cousin and Rex Gascoigne’s sister), … Continue reading