Author Archives: faegood

About faegood

Nerd. Cook. Animal lover. Pen for hire.

They’ve figured out where we live.

Wow, eleven adolescent roosters is a LOT of roosters- any day now they’re just going to knock the door down and drag us out to the food can. One more week of the great chicken surplus. The 5 pound dog … Continue reading

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A wave of chickens

…and when I said we were awash in chickens, this is what that looks like: it’s hard to walk across the yard without stepping on the little buggers! A bit of a drive-by, until the semester is really rolling smoothly. … Continue reading

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How many women does it take to pluck a chicken?

Spoiler alert- this post contains photos and video of a chicken being plucked. Although there is absolutely no blood and gore, the chicken is, of course, no longer living. It is not gruesome in any way, but it you’d rather not see a dead chicken, this post is not for you. Continue reading

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For luck in the New Year (Black-eyed Peas and Collards)

Although many of the dishes I’ve shared on this blog start with “take one whole live pig“, we’re going to jump off into the new year with a VEGETARIAN (and now that I think about it, it’s actually vegan) recipe … Continue reading

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Winter break, with animals

Well, it’s been quite some while since I had both a chunk of free time AND the energy to put into a blog post. What with the new adjuncting job, I’ve been SUPER crazy busy- enough energy to keep the … Continue reading

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Pigs on Christmas morning

72 degrees in the Farmlet- Tofu and Tempeh are enjoying turnip trimmings from the garden.

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Bringin’ home the bacon. Literally.

Well, again- I know it’s been a long time. Please don’t assume, from the lack of posts, that things aren’t ticking right along here at the farmlet: baby chicks are growing, rabbits are cruising the yard in their fancy new … Continue reading

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Gamboling chicks.

There’s few things more engaging than tiny wee chickies enjoying their breakfast. We call it ‘chicken tv’. Beats the hell out of the new fall season. Until next time, ~Fae

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I’m taking baby steps…

…into finding time to blog along with my consuming new job and settling back into our Farmlet. For today, I’ve just got a snippet: LOOK at the difference a mere 13 days makes! The first intrepid explorer jumped out of … Continue reading

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On reentry: or life after the ferns.

I’ve been home from my summer in the Michigan woods for 4 whole days now- just long enough to dig the dirt from under my nails, settle back in with the assorted critters, and work like a banshee (appropriately enough: … Continue reading

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