Monthly Archives: October 2016

First Rain

This week, something special happened. Something that I took for granted for the first thirty years of my life, when I lived in Holland, but that I’ve come to see now as the life-bringing miracle it really is.  It rained. … Continue reading

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Transgender Bunnies

The new little rescue bunny is doing ok. I’ve been keeping him in quarantine and giving him antibiotics since it was obvious that he had a very runny nose and mouth – snuffles is a common and feared disease. I’m … Continue reading

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Cat Eggs

I knew it. I knew they were hiding their eggs somewhere! They always do it. Our chickens don’t lay in their nestboxes, as other, politer hens do. No, they think it’s hilarious to send us on an Easter egg hunt … Continue reading

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More Rescue Rabbits

This is not one of our babies (who have all grown by now). This is not a stray rabbit either. This is one of two baby rabbits dumped in a box in our kibbutz. Someone found them last night and … Continue reading

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Being green is definitely a drag

Little froggy, please come back.  I’m sorry I had to clean the duck pond. But it was so full of green stuff that the filter didn’t even work anymore. You yourself were sitting in a few inches of water on … Continue reading

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Broody Quail

I seem to be having a strain of coturnix quail that broods. This is unusual. So unusual in fact, that people sometimes don’t believe me if I tell them about it in online groups or forums. I posted photos and videos, and … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur, forgiveness and prejudice

The 12th of October was Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). This is the very highest of High Holidays and is observed by the religious by resting, fasting and praying. For the non-religious like us, this is a day of bicycle … Continue reading

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