Queen of Procrastination, I have avoided writing this post for 19 months A record? Hah. But now, after lying dormant, the Suburban Gardens blog entombed perhaps and clinging to a reed like a sleeping caterpillar, now emerges transformed! And from henceforth —- Wait, let me start at the beginning. Two summers ago, HUGE CHANGE ploppedContinue reading “Oh Oh…IgG-o”
Category Archives: chickens
Even in a suburban garden, you sometimes get to witness remarkable wildlife in action. Such was the case the other day when I turned around while feeding my chicks, to find a magnificent clean up operation going on. Maybe I just identify with beings that stuff their mouths. I really do likeContinue reading “Lunch”
Moms Aren’t Chicken
My friend and I went out to lunch yesterday and compared experiences with our young not-quite-adult children. Our youngest sons are both high school graduates this year. We mourned children who were communicative as young ones, and now necessarily shutting mom out in their effort to become independent. We held hands across the table andContinue reading “Moms Aren’t Chicken”
Berries and Broodies!
What’s new at the Simons’ Gardens?… peep peep!
Publish or Perish?
Somehow between the traveling to wrestling tournaments, and extended bouts of ill health, February garden prep at the Simons Gardens crawls on. No, I don’t have my lettuce started. I wish I had a cool photo of an emerging green house to show you, but all I have is stakes in the ground so farContinue reading “Publish or Perish?”
Good January Morning! Garden Update: The parsley is all that’s left, but it’s still going! Through snow, thru ice, thru frigid nights! Tough stuff. What a great symbol for human growth and survival, right? OR for a relationship! And speaking of relationships, gardens, and chickens, today I am re-posting something irresistible – from another chicken loverContinue reading “Supergirls”
Tribute to White Chicken
Yesterday White Chicken was diagnosed. The real cause of her ill health was “internal egg laying.” There is no certain cause of internal laying, and no real cure. It means that a chicken’s yolks (ovum) begin to be deposited in her internal body cavity, rather than traveling down the oviduct, getting clothed in egg whiteContinue reading “Tribute to White Chicken”
Inspiration and ReBirth
For so many months this blog has lain dormant. Those who follow my writing know that my other blog has taken the bulk of my attention during the past year (embracing chaos.net, stories about life with our special needs young adult son Owen). If there is a “bulk” of anything so stretched and scattered as myContinue reading “Inspiration and ReBirth”
I find something to post about nearly every day now, as spring is springing! In my ongoing search for a way to combine suburban life and with chickens, I stumbled on Chicken Tunnels – chicken tunnels are hot!! Everyone’s posting about Chicken Tunnels! Or maybe that was last year, and I’m behind the curve. Here isContinue reading “Chicken Tunnels!!”
Flowers for Chickens and Living Forage
Take a Course at Forested! First of all, I must let you know about my friend LincolnSmith’s workshops series at his forest teaching garden, Forested, this spring – here’s the link! https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/14cd4a6cf3709800 Flowers for Chickens? Why? This idea is totally stolen from an inspiring website I looked at and have not been able to relocate.Continue reading “Flowers for Chickens and Living Forage”