The Chicken Profiler – Speckled Sussex

Xena and Penelope were very cool chickens. Xena was a complete lap chicken. She hopped the fence every day from the first spring melts to the first blizzard. She’d spend her days scratching in the yard, happy to be picked up and carried around. They say not to have favorites in your hen house- andContinue reading “The Chicken Profiler – Speckled Sussex”

COME MOVE TO MY TOWN!

Seriously. (Danforth, Washington County, Maine- 04424) We have land. Lots and lots of land. Some with houses, some without. Some needing work, some needing to be knocked down and rebuilt. But it’s THERE and it’s ready for someone to settle it. We have need for workers. We need skilled people- caregivers, health workers, plumbers, aContinue reading “COME MOVE TO MY TOWN!”

Houseplant 911- Croton Addition

I fancy myself to have quite the green thumb- even tho I don’t have a lot of space or natural light in my house. And let’s face it, some of us got caught up in the excitement of new houseplants last year without learning enough about them to keep them happy healthy and thriving. SoContinue reading “Houseplant 911- Croton Addition”

Alpacas And Choke – Why We Soak Their Food.

There are always a multitude of ways that raising animals will scare the bejeesus out of a person. Animals are very effective at finding trouble and getting into it. They are also very motivated to do whatever it takes to get their favorite foods, even if it means the risk of killing themselves. Go figure.Continue reading “Alpacas And Choke – Why We Soak Their Food.”

Alpaca First Aid Kit

As I’ve discussed in previous posts- I keep extensive supplies on hand as we live in a very rural area. Part of that is a lot of first aid stuff – for general maintenance and emergency situations. I’ve also done blogs for chicken and people first aid kits- but in this post I will beContinue reading “Alpaca First Aid Kit”

Alpaca Facts: From the Farm

If you spend enough time with any group of animals, you come to accept that they can be kinda… funny. They all do the normal animal type stuff, like running and rolling in the dirt to cool off… but it does seem like all types of animals have their own “things” that are species specific.Continue reading “Alpaca Facts: From the Farm”

Chicken Keeping- Deep Litter Method

I can’t believe it- but as of this spring I’ve been keeping chickens for eggs for 8 years! Living in Maine, I’ve discussed keeping chickens in extreme temperatures and weather conditions, like winds so fierce they blow your coop over. Three separate times. Since the beginning, we’ve used Deep Litter Method for our henhouse. AndContinue reading “Chicken Keeping- Deep Litter Method”