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The Day We Looked After The Chickens August 10, 2016

Filed under: Backyard Farming,Chickens,Ducks,Rabbits — Janet @ 11:28 pm

A few days ago I accompanied my dil Susan and gd Caitlin on their mission to feed a neighbor’s chickens.  Back yard chicken farming is not unusual in this part of Ballard.

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and there were rabbits also    IMG_0896

Nearer to home, in fact immediately next door, we see and hear chickens, a rooster, ducks

and a rabbit.


Bird Watching From My Deck

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Cats,House Finches,Katerina — Janet @ 4:27 pm

Here is a nice way to start the day – I spotted a red breasted finch in the tree in my neighbor’s garden.  These birds are too small for my camera to capture a good photo so the photos below are from the internet.

house_finch_6  male and female house finches

house-finch-id-male  male house finch

Katerina is off duty this morning- it’s sad for me when she kills one of these beautiful birds.  Fortunately it doesn’t happen very often.  She knows I don’t approve but she still presents me with her latest victim.


A few days ago she was stalking the birds and squirrels.

IMG_0900  Katerina getting ready to pounce