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Don’t Break the Ice 2015 – Snarky Skits

Johnny: Hey guys! Look at the game I got! Dave: “Don’t break the Ice”. Cool! I remember this game from when I was a kid. Sue: I used to play it at my grandma’s house. You set up the plastic … Continue reading

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The Little Red Hen – Coyote Approved Version

I used to love the this story as a child but it always seemed to be missing a little something. In honor of coyote energy I have updated this tale for my own satisfaction. Once upon a time, a little … Continue reading

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Hungry for Natives

Every week I try to sneak away from the city. I live in Eugene, Oregon which is a considered a small city by most standards but it is a city none-the-less. Eugene is rife with parks and bike paths but … Continue reading

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Dear Governor Kitzhaber

Governor Kitzhaber, I know that you are a proud Oregonian. I share your vision for our great state. I, too want to live in a state that has clean water, fresh air and bountiful wildlife. A healthy environment must include … Continue reading

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Our Cops

America is uneasy. Reporters have shocked the nation with visions of police violence against protesters this year as the Occupy movement picks up steam. A college student bleeds into the pavement as a police officer prepares to handcuff him. A … Continue reading

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Occupy Eugene

The Occupy movement is washing across America. The economic leviathan of unmonitored capitalism is destroying families and small businesses. Lobbyists for big businesses get front row treatment in Congress. Senators check with billionaires before making policy decisions. The 1% of … Continue reading

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Babies for Emily

Chickens are very social creatures. Before the raccoon massacre, 2 weeks ago, Emily was never alone. She scratched for ants with the other chickens. She drank from leaky soaker hoses with the other chickens. She fought over the best nesting … Continue reading

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Chicken Graveyard

Wednesday morning was brutal. The night before, my husband and I finished unpacking the camping gear from our week long camping trip and crawled up to bed. We usually make a good team with the chickens. In the last 5 … Continue reading

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Jack and the Ladies

When I first got my chickens, our neighbor, Jack, fancied himself to be quite the Romeo. He would sit on the electrical wire that hangs over our backyard and eye them provocatively. When my girls were 2 lb. pullets, they … Continue reading

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Teenagers and the Backyard Chicken

Backyard chicken coops are all the rage now. There is even a name for women who raise urban chickens: femivore. This term doesn’t fit my lifestyle. I am not a suburban housewife with a high income hippie agenda. I work … Continue reading

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