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Lesson 280 – The hovering supermoon

Saturday March 19th, was the supermoon. The moon appeared about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The moon’s orbit was the closest to the Earth that it has been since 1993, and that combined with a full moon created the supermoon effect.

Have to say that although it was a pretty moon (we had a clear night in NH) I was a little disappointed.

I expected the dogs to perhaps act a bit odd. Nope, Nessa and Digger didn’t even raise their heads to acknowledge my presence let alone that of the moon. Pippin did run around in circles, but then, Pippin ALWAYS runs around in circles, that’s kind of his thing. Continue reading


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Lesson 258 – Chicken Literature

Friday Literature of Chicks

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Fortune Cookie


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Authors kids can’t get enough of – Good Egg Chicken naming project update

Do you remember that talk I gave to the Upper Elementary school about our chickens?

At the end I told them about our author naming project and how we had already named some of our chickens based on returned interviews like:

Before I could even finish the list of who we had a hand went up. Continue reading


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Project Chickens before the Eggs – Lesson 92 – All because we said yes to a risk

Today I took some of the birds to my daughter’s school, the local upper elementary, to talk about all things chickens to an audience of sixth graders.

The class filed in and obediently sat down in preparation of the presentation. Then another class came in, then another, another, and another. Five classes of 12 year olds were expectantly sitting on the floor waiting to hear about our chicken stories.

Yikes, I thought, I need to pull out my “A” game here.

With Addy as my assistant we starting off talking about baby chicks, how we first got them and then how to take care of them.

Showing off our baby chicks

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