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About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.

Moving on Up

The chicks will be 4 weeks old on Sunday and they are getting huge!  They are very active, and have no problem getting in and out of their brooder box.  The addition is nice, but they want to explore everywhere. … Continue reading

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The Chicks Get an Addition

The chicks are growing bigger and bigger every day.   Their feathers are coming in and they are jumping and running and flying all the time.  The brooder box is starting to feel too small for them.  So I decided … Continue reading

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Keara Goes Home

Little  Keara has been improving everyday.  Her ankle swelling has reduced greatly and she has not been limping at all.   I made her a few more windows and she has been spending her time watching her friends …and healing. … Continue reading

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Poor Little Keara

On Saturday, I noticed little Keara was limping.  She had been very quiet and sleeping a lot on Friday as well.  I couldn’t really see anything wrong with her leg/foot but I had added a roost and some things to … Continue reading

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The New Chicks

On Tuesday I got a call from the Post Office.  The chicks had arrived!   I went and got them….you could hear the little peeps from inside the box for the entire car ride.   When I got home I opened the box. And there … Continue reading

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June Update

 So June arrived.  Not sure how that happened as it seems it was only early May a short time ago…when Fiona arrived.   It has been a busy time for us. There is Fiona, of course, who is always busy playing … Continue reading

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On Monday we went and picked up our new puppy.  We have named her Fiona Rose.  Fiona since all our dogs have Celtic names which begin with F. (Finn, Fergus..) and Rose because it is the tradition in the Shire  (the one … Continue reading

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