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Free the Snake River & DamNation Movie

I just watched the film DamNation on Hulu (free with ad-breaks).  The film is about four deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River and how we can fix the problems they cause.  It’s full of magnificent mountain scenery and underwater footage of salmon and steelhead.  I’m still thinking through the information presented; I may rewatch it to more fully understand everything.

Overall, it was a great film, with the exception of some profanity and a few pictures of a lady in Glen Canyon sans clothing.

Below is a 7:30 minute short film about the Snake River dams.  It’s what led me to watch the movie.  Enjoy!

DamNation Official Site

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Cinema Thursday: Sheep teaches young bull to head butt

Here’s a cute video I saw the other day and had to share.

On a sad note, Sabrina succumbed to  the heat on Tuesday.

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Baked Chicken of the Wrong Kind

Hey there, just want to remind all chicken keepers to watch out for your flock during high heat.  I almost lost Sabrina yesterday.

Some ideas for keeping your birds cool and hydrated:

  • Chilled water
  • Crushed ice
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber

Make sure their water is in the shade or they may not go drink it.  Mine won’t.

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Profitable & Patriotic: Backyard Poultry Raising

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Hey, Remember Me?

Hey there everybody!  I have not posted in a very long time.  There are plenty of reasons why, but let’s just say I have a Life and it has been demanding Attention.

A nearly spent bee balm blossom.

As for new developments around here, Chunky has gone to freezer camp.  It was a hard decision, but it was the right one.  The girls are bald from all the “attention”.  No, I didn’t do it myself, an experienced friend took him away in a box and brought him back in a bag.  I haven’t seen it yet, since I’m not sure how I’d handle it, but curiosity may override my squeamishness.

The little chickens turned 3 months old on the 18th.  The original crew turns a year old on the 27th and they’ll have been here a year on the 29th.

The young’uns.

Our garden got started on June 23rd.  I’m looking forward to pole beans, summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, and whatever beets the rabbits don’t get.

Our sort-of Back to Eden garden.

I’m not abandoning Madame Agrarian, I just can’t say how frequently I’ll post.  Thanks for hanging in there!

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Why??

Why, when there are six nest boxes to choose from, do things like this happen?

Getting a little crowded in here.

(This photo was not staged or edited at all.)

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A Month in Pictures

Honeybun and the chicks out for a stroll on April 25th.

Growin’ like a weed.

I have no idea what kind of flowers these are but they’re lovely anyway.

Our new comfrey plant in bloom.

Pretty sure these two are roosters.

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