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Shana Thornhill

The Fearless Farm Frau By Shana Thornhill I was raised in a small town, then moved to the big city. After buying a working organic farm outside a great Kansas community, my family and I are learning to be farmers. Please follow the rest of my antics at www.fearlessfarmfrau.blogspot.com. ...

Baby Banzai

I’ve kept you hanging about Baby Banzai for long enough. Here’s the whole story. You know that I have two Phoenix/Yokohama crosses. One day, Sushi (the pullet) started to lay. Sure enough, I think my Silkie hen (Beautiful Sweet) got the radar. My Silkie is an amazing layer for a couple ...

Chicken Addiction

I want to go on record as saying that my chicken addiction is my mother’s fault. She started sharing Backyard Poultry magazine with me, even though she had absolutely no desire to own chickens. I lived in a city. I didn’t want chickens either. I still have no idea why she started getting ...

Chicken Run

They're heeeeeeere!   Eleven new cluckers, including a Black Copper Marans, a Barnevelder, a Welsummer, a Jersey Giant, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 4 Ameracaunas, and one "stray" blue Silkie.  Later this year, another batch of Speckled Sussex, Anconas, and Salmon Faverolles will arrive.  As ...

The Great Horse Escape Part 2: The Sequel!

It was a dark and stormy night.Well, OK, it wasn’t.It was a chilly, cloudy, windy day, with drizzle and rain forecasted.I got my gumption up to go out and do chores wearing my typical hoodie, jeans, and lined denim jacket with work gloves.I figured I wouldn’t be out that long.Stumbling out ...

The Great Horse Escape Part 1

I think that my daughter is just about the sweetest thing in Creation. When I was whooping and hollering and doing the happy dance around the house after finding out that I get to write a newspaper column for a local paper, she said “Mommy, what’s wrong?”“I’m going to get published ...

Trucks in the Snow

Since it’s still technically winter, I thought you all might be interested in one of my first farm adventures. I grew up a town kid, but I had friends that lived on dirt roads.When we moved to our home on a dirt road, I thought I knew what it was all about.Granted, I’d wrecked my dad’s ...

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