Articles from In His Service

Welcome to my Swap page Things I am looking for: Quail egg cartons, for coturnix Teas, coffees (Whole bean, ground or packets), large travel mug Game Boy Advance Game "Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town" or "Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town" Perennial seeds, particularly ones with medicinal value, herbs, berries, or bulbs Jams, jellies, honey Hatching eggs, particularly those that will grow up to lay blue eggs, dark brown eggs, or olive eggs. (not looking for show quality,...
Every journey begins with a single step...this is ours. I can't exactly recall when it started, but for some time now I have day-dreamed about raising chickens. Actually to be honest, I used to day-dream about living in the pioneer days, something my mother passed on to me when I was young. But more recently, I would have to say the desire to have chickens was prompted by the disappearance of a dozen eggs a day...and that was only breakfast for my children, not to mention how many eggs we...
By now, the kids, and my DH, are growing very attached to Charley and his cuties. Charley, the white-crested black polish, is quite a character. He loves to be petted, and held. He likes to have his chest/tummy rubbed, and his wattle rubbed...something my DH read about. He does NOT like to have his head rubbed. He shakes his head as if to say, "Not the hair, not the hair!" He is very curious, shoe laces, dangling zipper pulls, or anything shiny draws his attention. First he looks at...
The saga continues... Now that we were officially chicken owners, the kids and I quickly decided we needed more. Although Chelsea and Molly were each faithfully laying an egg a day, we had to wait several days in order for breakfast to be entirely our own eggs. I got a lead on a trio of lf salmon faverolles, which of course I had never heard of so DD and I Googled the breed. We read that they were docile, to the point of putting themselves at the bottom of the pecking order. That...
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