Hawk Deterrent for the Flock

Aussie Mix

Wednesday’s tragic events got me thinking much more seriously about a hawk deterrent for the flock. I have two beautiful Australian Shepherd mixes, who more or less live indoors, so they don’t do much to protect my chickens and ducks. I’m reasonably sure that having them, their scent and droppings in the yard, keeps four … Read more

How Do You Keep Outdoor Animals Safe?

Lou, the tubby house cat

How Do You Keep Your Outdoor Animals Safe? How do you keep outdoor animals safe? I live in the ‘burbs, with a six foot privacy fence, and my only outdoor animals are the chickens and ducks. You’d think they’d be pretty safe. You’d be wrong. We built a coop for the girls and Jim last … Read more

Today’s Post Is Not Super Good

Whatever the weather

Today’s post was going to be super good. It was. So good it would make you both laugh and cry. And want to read more. And never stop reading. Ever. But that didn’t happen. Instead, something very sad happened. I went to lunch with friends today, partly because it’s my birthday (no applause, please), and … Read more

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