The Chicken Mama

Follow me as I plow into the world of the semi-urban barnyard. We live on an acre (I call it Happy Mama Acre) but we’re less than five minutes away from Costco, Target, Whole Foods and…well, you get the idea.

I started with backyard chickens. Then a goat and a pig came up for adoption. Who knows what will be next!

–Joan

Because More Chickens Is A Good Thing – That’s Why

June 17, 2012 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series ChickensWell, while Nancy has been busy finding and sharing all those great gifts for Father’s Day I’ve, as usual, been adding a few more things to my already ridiculously busy life. This time, it’s fertilized eggs. Yep, you read right. As if I didn’t have […]

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It WAS a Good Day…

June 2, 2012 The Chicken Mama

I blew past my scheduled post last week.  So much has been going on.  SO MUCH good stuff that doesn’t happen often…and then one other thing. The good stuff… Very Excellent Son Cameron’s girlfriend graduated from college.  We met her parents and of course they are wonderful because she is. Very Excellent Daughter Libby came […]

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Living Large At Happy Mama Acre

May 24, 2012 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 11 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 11 of 18 in the series ChickensAfter a few “days of transition” we are now one big happy family out in the barnyard. I love everything about it – the animals, the chores, the routine, the nudges and nibbles from pig and goat.   The glorious morning air and sun for […]

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BEAR in the Backyard

May 15, 2012 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series ChickensNancy and I were laughing today when we were talking about Doink and Brandy. There’s SO MANY great stories to tell about the past couple of weeks since they’ve been here. HOWEVER. A picture says a thousand words.  This bear.  Was in our yard.  Earlier […]

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Goats and Pigs (And Chickens) Oh My!

April 25, 2012 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series ChickensThey’re here!  They’re here! I could NOT BE HAPPIER.  Happier than a pig in…..yeah, you get the idea. Doink and Brandy arrived mid-day on Sunday.  Their wonderful owners, Denise and Bruce delivered our new family members with great care, and I’m sure on their part […]

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There’s No Stopping Me

April 17, 2012 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series ChickensOh my, there’s change a happenin’ here at our little acre of love….   We’ve been doing some planting… We put these trees in the ground a couple of weeks ago.  They were planted as a visual (Very Excellent Husband Don would say visual AND […]

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Chicken Life Update

December 23, 2011 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series ChickensNow that all the shopping’s done…..let’s talk chickens! Here’s an update on how the ladies are doing…. First egg showed up right on schedule in mid-November, when the girls were about four months old.  Now, a month later, we’re getting at least five and up […]

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Presenting…”Chick-topia”

August 17, 2011 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series ChickensSo…the building of the chicken coop is almost complete.  And I’m not dead yet.  Bonus! The ladies moved in last week and have been loving their new digs.  My favorite part is watching them settle into their roost for the night.  We worked overtime to […]

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A Summer Full of Chickens

August 2, 2011 The Chicken Mama
This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Chickens

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series ChickensI can’t get everything done that’s on my list. There.  I’ve said it. I don’t know how the rest of you do it.  How do you read a book?  Take a vacation?  Work full time?  Shop for groceries?  I salute anyone who’s able to fit […]

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Building Tips for Non-Builders

July 27, 2011 Homemaking

As you might suspect, it’s been nothing but chicken love around here the past week.  They are ridiculously cute and funny.  We’ve been moving their big ‘ole brooding box outside onto the porch while we work so visitors aren’t subjected to our overstuffed garage. It’s was an oppressively hot week (even for me, especially working […]

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