Julia's Child, newly published by Plume/Penguin, is a book about organic food, and growing food, and feeding food to small wiggly people who don't always appreciate it.  This blog celebrates those same things, but also green living. And coffee.  And sometimes wine with little bubbles in it.

 

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Friday
May112012

Update: The Child Who Needed a Pet

Recently I wrote a post about how bad I felt that I could not give my children a dog. Or a cat. Or anything cuddly. We have found a solution! The child that left a note reading: "Dear Santa. Please leave behind a reindeer for me to take good care of" now has two-day-old Buff Orpington chickens. Doesn't he look pleased?

 

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Reader Comments (4)

May he enjoy years of taking care of his ladies, eating fresh eggs, and a yard with no ticks!

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCally

Thanks, Cally! Mike just read that Guinea hens are really good at eating ticks. So he's thinking about those for next year.

May 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah Pinneo

Sarah: Welcome to the wild world of chickening! Have had a flock for many years now. Will warn to beware of the rooster if you happened to get one - based on my findings, one out of 30 are nice. I've had to put a hit out on several! The crowing is nice though, if you get a nice one.

Have had friends that owned guinea hens, and they (the hens, not the friends!)have an odd curiosity for anything remotely shiny - therefore, if they're free-ranging, keep your cars in the garage!

Have fun and enjoy the fresh eggs when they arrive.

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

Thank you, Patty!

May 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah Pinneo

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