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Deirdre with Polly

Polly’s Plight – Chicken vs. Raccoon

When Jon broached the topic of getting chickens, I actually did some research on the topic.  One thing that all the books …

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Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion

As I write this post, it is chilly and pouring rain outside — a typical spring day in New England.  I have …

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Getting Dirty

Time For A Dust Bath!

Before my four feathered friend moved into our backyard, I knew very little about chickens and their quirky habits.  Honestly, I had …

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Polly the Chicken

Did I Mention We Have Chickens?

In addition to the cats, hamsters, crabs and fish, we now have 4 pet chickens living in our backyard.  Yes, you read …

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Snow Drops

May Flowers in Rhode Island

They say that April showers bring May flowers.  Although most of April was pretty dry this year, we did have our fair …

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Cross Section of Our Super-Squash

Mystery Solved! And More Pumpkin News…

Many thanks to my aunt, Carole Hamilton, for solving the mystery of the feral squash.  As it turns out, I was on …

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Mystery Squash

Name That Squash

If you read my Feral Pumpkin post, you know that I was convinced that I had giant pumpkins growing out of my …

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Twenty Five Feet of Pumpkin Vines

Taming The Feral Pumpkin

Since I was laid up for a good part of the spring with Lyme Disease, I really didn’t put that much effort …

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That's Me Hiding Behind The Tomato Tree

The Tomato Tree

I can’t believe that we’re already sweltering away into the middle of July!   As I sit inside, enjoying the AC, I thought …

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Wild Turkey Hen Struts Across Our Lawn

Wild Turkeys In Suburban Rhode Island

When I moved to suburban Rhode Island from Brooklyn two years ago, I didn’t expect to see the wide array of wild …

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