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An Invitation to Come on a New Journey

The death of Rindle Ridge Farm beckons the birth of a new larger idea – and a request for help.

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We’re on our New Farm!

Well, it’s been a trying few years but we finally have landed on the best soft spot we could have asked for. After searching far and wide for a home, touring perhaps 80-90 properties, we finally settled on what was an alpaca farm before we moved in. It was a nice house on two acres… Continue reading We’re on our New Farm!

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We’re Moving on Up!

Chicken and Animal Updates Life here in the Love Canal house, as I’ve lovingly nicknamed it, has been increasingly hard. I lost my dog to cancer three days before Christmas last year, I was forced to give up my large breed chickens this summer because my neighbors think controlling others is where it’s at, and… Continue reading We’re Moving on Up!

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Lots of Sad News but Some Good News Too!

It’s been a long time since I sat down and updated this blog – and it’s for a lot of reasons but really things aren’t going so great for the chickens here. Unfortuneately I’ve lost a great deal of them to some mystery disease I believe is linked to the property we live on (because… Continue reading Lots of Sad News but Some Good News Too!

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The Big Girls are Moving up in the World!

I admit this year has been CRAZY and we have not had the time to do a lot of things in the right time span. For instance we JUST completed upgrading the big girl’s run. Thank God it didn’t snow! The previous one had suffered damage from the snow last year and we needed to… Continue reading The Big Girls are Moving up in the World!

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Serama Babies

Well… I can’t believe this but we ended up with NINE hatchlings despite that whole 105 degree spike in the incubator. They are amazing! They popped out of their eggs already super chubby, caught onto the food and water bowl without me showing them, are super quiet, and very very docile. Usually these Serama chicks… Continue reading Serama Babies

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Chicken Imposter! And a Miracle or Two…

So I have been wondering about my original Serama pair, Henny Penny and Titus. They seem…. different then all the other Seramas I have bought or hatched since. At the time I got them they were the smallest chickens I’d ever seen and they are indeed lovely pets but since then I have realized my… Continue reading Chicken Imposter! And a Miracle or Two…

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Another Sad Day – More Frustration

I am so frustrated right now… I have no idea why I keep loosing pullets but I found another one dead today. That means of five pullets I have lost three. The first I thought was scared to death by a loose dog I spotted that day, the second I felt may have been chased… Continue reading Another Sad Day – More Frustration

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Too Many Boys & the Orpingtons are Still Profoundly Stupid

Well, there’s been a lot going on here as far as chickens are concerned. Of the ten mixed heavy breed chicks I hatched I ended up with five roosters and five pullets. One of the roosters succumbed to a freak accident – I found him dangling by the leg upside down caught in the wire… Continue reading Too Many Boys & the Orpingtons are Still Profoundly Stupid