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August 31, 2011

There’s plenty to be grateful for this fine late summer day, even with my beloved

Giants in a giant swoon.  Our cat Ollie had his drainage tube removed and Jude has

devised a way to cover his stitches, allowing me to work outside.  Our dog Slinkee

is learning that the chickens are her friends, which is good because she figured out

how to get in their run.  Our island is having a gala fall fair Sunday.


But the best news is that Amanda, a young woman I’ve been helping set up a blog,

has launched it.  It’s a feature of her website, which focuses on her photography.

Please treat yourself to her talent here.  I’m adding her to my blogroll.


Now that I’m sprung after two days of watching Ollie constantly, I’m off to soak up

some of this glorious sunshine.  The first hint of autumn blew through the farm

yesterday, and I’ve got beaucoup summer projects to finish up.


I’ve had many suggestions submitted in the chicken-naming contest, but no bribes

yet.  I’ll announce the winner Friday, so there’s still time to enter in the comments

section of this post or this one.



P.S.  Thanks, Beanie.  The tuna juice idea worked great.                             

  1. Charlotte Wales permalink
    August 31, 2011 11:18 am

    Speaking of tuna juice – I sometimes make doggie biscuit treats for my canine companions and canine friends. It’s a simple, wholesome recipe, and I simply swap out some of the liquid with tuna juice – they LOVE it, as do cats! I also use that basic recipe and add peanut butter, which they love, too.

    • August 31, 2011 2:39 pm

      At first I just mixed the juice with the bubble-gum pink antibiotic. The resulting greyish-pinkish fluid didn’t interest Ollie in the least. So I put 10-12 pellets of Slinkee’s food in the bowl to soak it up. Ollie loves to sneak into the pantry when we leave the door open and steal her food. Bingo! He scarfed it right up.

      • Gordon Raley permalink
        September 2, 2011 12:05 pm

        Yeah, but wringing the juice out of that tuna must be hell for you.

      • September 2, 2011 1:26 pm

        No more than sitting on the milking stool for soy milk.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    September 2, 2011 9:55 am

    Chicken name: Maxine

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