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About faegood

Nerd. Cook. Animal lover. Pen for hire.

Spring is coming, I swear.

Well, faithful readers, it’s 35 degrees on the Farmlet tonight. And yet, spring is totally coming. Evidence? The chickens have given up their winter strike: in just a few weeks we’ve gone from no eggs to an occasional egg, to … Continue reading

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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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