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A New Normal

Gidget at 6 months

It’s hard to believe that Gidget has been with us for four months now. This little ball of fluff with the perpetually bad hair day is closing in on seven … Continue reading

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Winter’s First Big Snow

I knew that winter weather would catch up with us sooner or later. Today we got our first measurable snowfall of the season here along the coast. No one in … Continue reading

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Too Short a Weekend

It was a spectacular weekend here in Downeast Maine. I had plans to attend the Common Ground Fair, one of my absolute favorite things to do. Yet, when it came … Continue reading

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Gidget at 8 Weeks

Although still a young puppy who sleeps a lot, Gidget has moments where her personality has begun to shine. Here’s a peak at her playful side with belly rubs. And … Continue reading

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Meet Peep and Squeak!

Hannah named the first ducklings to hatch at Downeast Thunder Farm “Peep” and “Squeak”. Here they are taking their first swim in my bathtub! They are the cutest little things.

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Hatching Chicks

Gilfy and Miri - baby Buff Orpington/Barred Rock Chicks

Almost a month ago I selected a dozen fresh chicken eggs to place in the incubator Paul gave me at Christmas. A few days ago three baby chicks hatched. One … Continue reading

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Shadow’s Babies: Day Three

Shadow has turned out to be a good mama. Here she is with her babies on day three.

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Silly Dilly – The Movie

Okay, it’s a really short movie. Take a look at Dilly tending to her nest of chicken eggs. I know it’s silly, but I’m fascinated by my first broody duck! … Continue reading

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The Great Escape

duck great escape

The ducks escaped from their pen this morning. Three times. Before 7 a.m. In frustration, Hannah and I scoured the perimeter searching for the weak spot and couldn’t find one. … Continue reading

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Farewell Turkey Dudes

farewell turkey dudes

Today was turkey harvest day. We have been putting this off for a variety of reasons. Too rainy. Too cold – not exactly odd for November in Maine. Too busy. … Continue reading

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Cocka-doodle-doo Duels

our roosters

Our roosters have been going through puberty. Dr. Pepper’s crow has been improving since we first introduced it. Suddenly, the other day, The Colonel is finally heard from – although it’s more a croak … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Irene Brings Ducky Weather

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With Hurricane Irene we planned for the worst and ended up with the best. We were on the far eastern edge of the storm and had a short spell of steady rain … Continue reading

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Wicked Good Black Raspberries!

blackberry loving chickens

Hannah discovered that the chickens LOVE the black raspberries that grow wild around the house. Today I visited with The Girls and fed them some myself. Here are the results….

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Oscar Got His Quack

Ducks in the Pool

Oscar got his quack! Quackers is close and the other two have a little catching up to do. Exciting stuff. I harvested the rest of my garlic today so I … Continue reading

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Ducklings in the Garden

Ducklings in the Garden

Meet our ducklings! Today I harvested half of my garlic crop. In the empty space I erected a temporary enclosure for the ducks and covered it with deer netting so … Continue reading

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Baby Ducklings!

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Look who moved in today! Four baby Pekin ducklings have taken up temporary residence in our garage. These little babies are all Paul’s doing. He tells me that duck eggs … Continue reading

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The Cornish Rocks Get Evicted

Today was the big day for the Cornish Rock meat birds. They were evicted from the brooder in my mudroom. With only three to four more weeks before they see … Continue reading

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Our Resident Squirrel Family

Do you see the eye peering out of the bird house below? Nope, not a bird. It’s our resident squirrel and family. Paul and I sat on the porch today during … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks – Day 3 at Downeast Thunder Farm

The baby chicks seem to have settled in and are feeling their oats! http://youtu.be/mQgDJAWYH2c

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Tree Eating Monster Video

Here’s a little video of the tree eating monster in action.

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