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“…as if she laid an asteroid.”

That’s part of a Mark Twain quote; here it is in its entirety – “Noise proves nothing.  Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.”   Well, excuse me, Mr. Twain, but … Continue reading

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My dad’s birthday is June 20th, so every year, in the middle of June I make my pilgrimage to the card shop to find birthday and Father’s Day cards for him.  Just the proximity of the two special days makes … Continue reading

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Growing up with my mom was like having a single parent; my dad traveled extensively for his work.  There were periods here and there during which he was with us day to day, but for large chunks of time and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Are you looking at me?

It’s been several weeks since I first introduced you to my girls – the five hens that have become my little friends, soil tillers, compost engineers and food producers.  Things have changed, the flock has grown, and we’re all learning … Continue reading

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The understudy takes the stage!

In January of last year, when my gigantic, double-trunked willow oak had to be removed, the crew foreman told me that my dogwoods would go through a period of adjustment during the first season and may appear to be under … Continue reading

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Great music inside; mass (crape) murder outside…..

My son and I went to see Prince last night at our local indoor arena, the RBC Center, in Raleigh, NC.   The venue is the home of the Carolina Hurricanes, our 2006 Stanley Cup winning NHL hockey team, NCSU … Continue reading

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It would be so easy…..

to shake my fist at the sky to complain about this chilly, windy morning as contrasted with yesterday’s balmy perfection. Gardeners get a little obsessed at this time of year.  We have one-tracked minds – Spring and all that the … Continue reading

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Meet the Girls!

The house we built is now a home!  If you missed my last post about building the coop, check it out.  It’s called The Chicken House Rules.  http://azenview.com/?p=265 The girls have been busy getting accustomed to their new home, to … Continue reading

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