The big giant Owl that ate my chicken — and why you should make sure your backyard chickens are locked up at night.

I was looking through some old photos on my Photobucket account this morning when I ran across a video from our old house that I had forgotten all about! It was the morning {the very early morning} of July 4th, 2007. Super G. and I were woken by a loud racket. It sounded like a whole […]

My Neighbors Chickens – guest post by Brandy Tanner

This is a guest post by Brandy Tanner who runs a NH Mom blog and is always looking to life as if the glass is half full instead of half empty. In August of 2011 I was given the chance to move back home to the house I grew up in with a pond, six acres […]

The rescue of a big green Frog

Thirty Seven. That’s how many pictures I found on my camera today. Thirty seven pictures of…. A Frog. We found this giant frog in the yard yesterday. He must have been on the move because of the heavy rain we had recently. Unbeknownst to him, our yard is not the safest place in the world […]

Cock-a-Doodle Don’t – Guest Post by Telling Dad

Dear Readers, you are in for a treat today! The awesome, amazing, and quite humorous work-from-home-Dad Greg of is here today! I hope you’ll enjoy his guest post as much as I did, it made me laugh out loud! ~Henrietta The first time I ever saw a chicken outside cellophane is when my father-in-law […]

Wordless Wednesday – What’s Up?

Happy WW!

Have you ever been to a chicken yard sale?

Or maybe a better question would be, Are you sick of hearing about chickens yet? Sorry, can’t help it. I’m convinced every family should own a chicken… or 30. They are funny creatures, they lay eggs, they cluck, what’s not to love? {okay, they do occasionally get into things they shouldn’t, don’t let it deter […]

Help us name our new Silver Laced Wyandotte Rooster

After Mr. Puff died from old age I told myself that it would be a long long time before I felt ready to have another rooster in the coop. Telling myself something and actually doing it are two completely different things however. So when I was browsing Craigslist last week and saw a listing for […]

Life with chickens in the coop

I just thought I’d share a few minutes of chicken owning goodness with you today. Even though I’ve owned chickens off and on for most of my life, is it totally strange that I could still sit outside all day and watch my chickens run around after each other, scratching, clucking, and making us giggle? […]

Things of my backyard haven

In our backyard we have many things. Speckled fluffy silly things clucking cooing, a bit too curious plump and useless wings Things that offer beauty joy and softness petals bursting with good cheer sweetness tempts the buzzing drifting to my ear Things that brood with patience and even warn to stay away Things with whiskers […]

Wordless Wednesday – Pesky Chickens

Four of these shots show chickens where they do not belong. Only one is where it should be. Can you guess who will be having a picnic table ownership war this summer?   p.s. They’ve never had a fascination with the picnic table before! I think it has to do with Mr.Puff {r.i.p.} not being […]

Filling our raised bed gardens with horse manure

Last Saturday we finally located a wonderful source of material to fill our raised beds with. My aunt and uncle sent me to a nice man who has been composting his horse manure for over twenty years! We hooked on to the trailer and drove the 10 miles out to his farm to load up. […]

Wordless Wednesday – Mr. Puff

Mr. Puff. A Spring Chicken no longer, Stay with us a little while longer Mr.Puff The summer breezes Will soon be ruffling your tail feathers As you call softly to your girls. A young Mr. Puff {2005} {Getting older} An 8 year Oops! a 7 year old Mr. Puff {The best rooster in the world} […]