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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.

The Pampered Princesses of Cluckingham Palace

Two years ago today, the new girls arrived. A box of cuteness. Now they are all grown up. And as the weather warms, and the days grow longer, egg production is in full swing. So I thought it was was … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung!

At long last, Spring has arrived. The daffodils are up and the hyacinth I planted last Fall have survived! It has been one of the wettest Aprils that I can remember and that follows the wettest March. Everything is a … Continue reading

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Day Two

So Fiona had her surgery on Tuesday. It went well and she came home yesterday. She was of course very happy to see us and to be home… Things started well. We gave her a frozen pumpkin/yogurt “frosty paws.” Yum. … Continue reading

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Poor Fiona

Well it seems the reprieve was short lived. After a little over a week of romping in the woods, Fiona has reinjured her knee. It is not a complete surprise, but we had hoped she would have longer. But it … Continue reading

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A Reprieve!

As most of you know, Fiona hurt her knee right after Christmas. We rested her for a bit but she did not improve. Our Vet thought she might have torn her ACL and recommended a surgical consult. We saw two … Continue reading

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Surgery Afterall

As many of you may remember, in the Fall of 2017,  Fiona hurt her knee and surgery was recommended. The catch was that she was only 7 months old and the surgery would have to wait for her growth plates to close. So we spent … Continue reading

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Winter Goes On

I have never been a fan of winter and I don’t seem to become fonder of it as time goes by… it is just something to get through. This winter started out mild and snowless. No complaints from me there. … Continue reading

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