I am not a natural egg eater. If they are not from my chickens, I’m not that interested. So, when my hens start laying I really have to switch gears. I want to enjoy my bounty. I understand the nutritional treasure chest of an egg, especially from chickens as happy as mine are. From the […]
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What do you think a child learns from having animals involved in family life? I wrote an article for D&B Supply about expected and unexpected lessons that animals can teach children a few days ago. I recalled many things beyond the most thought of “lessons in responsibility.” Then, I got to thinking of all the […]
My engineer has devised yet another way to help keep the chicken water from freezing. It is not because his first way didn’t work, but because we needed extra ‘layers’ of sorts for the extreme cold. I wrote about the first chicken water silo foam insulator for the D&B Supply blog. Be sure to follow […]
I’m not sure where I stand in the pecking order. On one hand, if I move too quickly in the pen, birds go flying frantically everywhere. I’m surprised I don’t have to regularly peel them off of the fencing. On the other hand, several of the chickens come peck at anything from my toenails to […]
Chickens exist for more than bar-b-q meat and egg laying. They are here on this earth to keep us humble. Even though they have brains the size of a pea (not scientifically verified), they keep us constantly guessing about our own view of the world and the predictability of natural phenomena. Some people have pondered that […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.