Monthly Archives: April 2015

Adventures with Chickens

While Sage will never rival his Amish neighbors in country living skills, he HAS become a proficient chaser and toter of chickens. Even Minerva, our Chicken Matriarch, has resigned herself to being hoisted skyward and toted around the yard by enthusiastic seven-year-olds. However, Minerva isn’t always so resigned to her fate. From the time we […]

Emery’s Return

Sage’s good friend Emery returned for another country sojourn last weekend. The two have been friends since Sage was in the womb, literally. (I distinctly remember being pregnant with Sage and holding baby Emery in my lap, one child on the inside, one on the out. Fortunately for Emery, it was a warm, sunny summer […]

Chicken Wisdom

I trudged through the snow in the chicken pen, hoping to hear sounds of life from the beehive in the left hand corner despite the temperatures that were still coquettishly flirting with the freezing mark.  No matter; the hive was nestled in its makeshift straw bale hut, complete with an old door for a roof, […]

Return of the Lamb Whisperer

A few days ago, our Amish neighbors let their ewes and lambs into the field behind our house, and my son Sage demonstrated that he hasn’t lost his status as a Lamb Whisperer. (He’d established it when he was five or six and could call lambs to him; I’d posted the picture in the entry […]