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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Here's Hoping for Babies!

I've got this broody Cuckoo Maran hen setting . . . she's been on the nest for about a week, and other hens seem to add to her clutch every day or so. Last I looked, there were 6 eggs, but I've seen other hens crowded in there with her since.

Here's hoping for a successful hatch! I only have 12 laying hens since the Pine Marten attack, so I could use more!


  1. She looks to me like she's pretty well settled in and goin' for the long haul. Let's hope she hatches out a whole bunch of girl chicks to build up your flock again.

  2. Yea babies! How mant chickens did you have before the pine martin atttack?

    Really enjoyed the video of the dogs in the river. What a pretty spot-is that a big rapids right there? Awesome!


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