It’s happening at last. Rahu the cat and the two puppies, Bhairo and Guinness, are starting to love each other. I’m proudest of Rahu. Some of you may remember from an earlier blog post that he’s a cat with a bit of a past. Seems he’s been fending for himself, hunting and living in the…
Fear and Freedom, or, Learning to Free-Range
Before I say chickens are timid creatures, let me first hand it to them: they are resilient and brave little creatures too. Just hours old, tiny (the size of an egg), shipped cross-country in a box, handled by giants of another species – they manage it amazingly well. The spark of life, the impulse to…
Growing Up Funky
Look at that face! Look at those crazy feathers! Whoa, polka dots! The funky ones are the ones we love the most, and isn’t that great? [Funky Polish chickens. Magda, Eva, and Zsa Zsa. The Gabor sisters were actually Hungarian, but that’s OK.] It’s not that long ago that the world of chickens was a…
Collective (Chicken) Consciousness, or What I Learned from Sal and Dominique
Chickens do what other chickens do. They go where other chickens go. I believe they think what other chickens think.
Reflections on Thoreau: Our thoughts are like rain
“A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.
So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.”