Monthly Archives: March 2016

Too much of a good thing

There seems to be some sort of spring madness going on around here. I have noticed before that ‘going broody’ seems to be contagious, but this year, it seems a little excessive. After the first hen went broody (the black … Continue reading

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Guinea Pigs’ Birth Stories

Yesterday, S. and I watched one of our guinea pigs give birth to four babies. She had made a sort of hollow in the straw and one by one, the baby piggies were born into it, quietly, tidily and smoothly. All … Continue reading

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Mourning Yoni Suher

My kibbutz is in mourning. A young man who belonged to our kibbutz was killed two days ago in a terror attack in Istanbul. His name was Yonathan Suher. He was the son of Randy, the American man who used … Continue reading

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Hatchaholic

I’ve got a confession to make – I suspect I am a hatchaholic. A hatchaholic is someone who loves hatching eggs and keeps doing it. Whether it’s watching a broody hen hatch and raise her chicks or setting eggs in … Continue reading

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Tribute to Milky

If we are talking about cats anyway (see my previous post, The Mouse Extermination and Snake Prevention Team), let me just say a few words about our lost and much loved cat Milky. We called her that because she looked … Continue reading

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The Mouse Extermination and Snake Prevention Team

At the moment, I have three house cats at home and two outside cats in the pet zoo. All have been literally picked up from the streets. Israel has a huge problem with stray and feral cats. Spaying and neutering … Continue reading

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The Old Kibbutz Way

I like to define “The Old Kibbutz Way” as: “why pay for it when you can make it yourself by pulling some old shelves from the rubbish”. In many situations, I applaud this. When our fridge breaks down and, instead … Continue reading

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