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Author Archives: Lanny

About Lanny

In Him we live and move and have our being. And we do so in the beautiful land tucked between Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound.

Duck, Duck, Goose Puddle Management

It took me a few busted kiddie pools over the years to figure a better way. I clean the kiddy pool out daily and refill it with fresh water.  Sometimes it is nearly half full, but so very mucked up, I can’t bear to wait.  Sometimes there isn’t much left in the pool but even … Continue reading »

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Protein for Your Poultry Falls From The Sky

Whether you are plagued with flies, or not, if you have poultry you should have fly buckets.  Harvey Ussery explained them in his book, The Small-Scale Poultry Flock. Basically flies are attracted to food for their offspring. They fly around, find moist foody type stuff, lay eggs, the eggs hatch, the larva gorge, grow, get … Continue reading »

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There is Weeding and Then There is WEEDING.

Looking forward to getting my morning’s off to a rocket start. This wasn’t one of them.  Spent three hours on reading about market gardening, sipping coffee, and eating my farm fresh eggs on toast.  Did you know some restaurant folks buy honeysuckle flowers to make ice cream with? By 9 I was out doing chick … Continue reading »

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We Interrupt the Scheduled Program

That could be the title of my life and I typically do it to myself. Company’s last day, and up late working so again late waking and movin’ out on the day.  But as usual, chick house, rinsed water buckets and fed. And other basics. Took about an hour total to broadcast prilled calcium on … Continue reading »

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Leeking Like a Sieve

Here it is a quarter midnight Sunday and I’m finally in bed writing up my day. Got a bit of a slow start, houseguests and Sunday.  Giggling with grandbabies over coffee and breakfast making.  Forgot to eat breakfast Went about my regular morning routine, just a lot later. Quail, incubator/hatcher, chick house, cats, Margaret Garden … Continue reading »

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Score Keeping Turns Sour

No real need to keep track of my time today.  Because it wasn’t mine.  I did the necessary stuff. And then Haying took over. I did come back to the house for a wee bit, moved laundry, took plastic film off of two short hoop houses, gathered up dinner for the hay makers. For a … Continue reading »

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How Much?

My son, the one married to my second born daughter, brought me some geese today.  As he backed into the Margaret Garden to unload them, he looked around and then asked, “How much time to you put into this.” He caught me off guard so of course my reply was silly. “Not enough.”  Pause.  “I … Continue reading »

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Birds, Birds and More Birds

Spring is a hard season for me here in constant rainy land.  But the bright spots come in the form of eggs.  The feel and colors thrill my heart and pick up my soul. I collect eggs all during the day, in a nearly vain attempt at having a clean egg to deal with.   … Continue reading »

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Rusty Is Moving On, Raspberries Coming Back

Rusty is moving on. No longer will he be VF&G’s boss hog.  He’s on to greener ground, not under it. We were getting ready to move him out to the woodlot as he has done his work completely eradicating all life forms in the old mixed raspberry and BlackBerry plot  or, since we have to bring … Continue reading »

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Bad Morning, Better Day

Ugh, up late. Bad start, no breakfast biscuits for the menfolk as promised, fail. But doing best for a redeemed day.     Grabbed chickies out of the incubator.             Water nipple trained them. Sorry no actual pics of me doing that, I would need 4 hands, I only have … Continue reading »

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