Second-Hand Farm Lessons

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Our good friends rent a farm near our house. A project of hope, healthy living, and animal husbandry, where everything has a purpose. Mostly food production. We’ve been part of this farm since the beginning, when they got things going in a high-rise...
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Losing Nemo-Doddle

by Dena, aka Ma Cluck Nemo, our beautiful full-grown rooster, is firmly established in his five-hen harem.   He is magnificently decked with a shoulder-length golden hood, brilliant red comb and dangly thingy under his beck, and full-plumbed and aqua-green tail and wing...
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Regina and Fat Louie

by Dena, aka Ma Cluck We own two large, long-haired, outdoor cats — a brother and sister pair from the pound. They were teenage felines on death row, stuffed in a cage outside a door leading to the animal hereafter, when we spotted them. Although obviously scared of humans,...
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My Horse Dream

by Dena, aka Ma Cluck I want to canter bareback on my own horse across a grassy field…someday.   Fact is for my entire life I’ve wished I owned and rode my own horse across grassy fields. I did once in my early teens then never again — that is, never again owned a horse. I...
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Finding Nemo-Doodle

by Dena, a.k.a. Ma Cluck Our chicken population is down to three hens now — one golden-yellow Buff Orpington called “Blondie” and two ebony Black Sex-links. We began with ten.   A fox got some while they free ranged — so much for liberty and the great outdoors. Two got...
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Mrs. Tiggy-winkle’s Fleas

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle The National Public Radio (NPR) reporter seemed a bit embarrassed. His story was on the resolution of a 40-year-old scientific debate over how fleas jump off the ground.   He prefaced the report by saying the findings had important implications...
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Rewriting the Fate of Frizzle Pets

by Deborah, a.k.a. Mother Goose “Why did you get a dog?” snorted my sister Sarah, a.k.a. Ambassador Hen. “You know what happens when our family gets dogs.”   Sarah did have a point, but she should’ve remembered that she’s the one who ends up killing her...
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