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All things Chicken in honour of the scrappy Cuddles

I was on the phone to my literary agent yesterday (I’m mainly saying that to show off the fact that I have a literary agent) and right after she asked how my week had gone, her voice lowered and softened. […]

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Video of Monarch caterpillar emerging from egg.
A Monarch Project Update

That’s right. A Monarch Project Update. I’ve decided to make this whole saving the Monarchs project official with its own dedicated space on The Art of Doing Stuff and catchy title. For those of you who took it upon yourselves […]

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The Art of Building a Blogging Career.
Introducing my online Video Course!

For someone who is a professional blogger  introducing you to her new video course on how to turn your blog into a business it’s pretty hilarious that I’ve been staring at this screen for 20 minutes with no clue as to […]

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Reader Profile. Laura Rogers, singer.
The Secret Sisters.

Cuddles Update Fever down by 1 degree. Weight: 5.7 lbs Still active. STILL not eating her regular food. Today Cuddles dined on Romaine lettuce leaves, heirloom tomatoes, oregano, and her regular gruel smoothie. Positives: Pecked the smaller chicks on the […]

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Zucchini Lasagna.
A Taste Test.

Quick Cuddles Update Temperature steady.  Same amount of energy as yesterday.  On Tetracycline for 7 days. Today Cuddles heartily dined on Romaine lettuce leaves, crumble gruel, a minuscule amount of scrambled eggs and a single cabbage worm. Weight: Unknown. Will […]

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Cuddles is still cuddling. The last update until something significant happens.

O.K.  I had a different post planned for today.  A good one by the way.   Much better than this stupid movie Neighbors I’m trying to watch for some reason.   I was watching something a little more high brow […]

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An update on Cuddles

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you know  about my chickens. There’s Cheez Whiz … Walnut …     And Cuddles. And if you read my blog really regularly (like yesterday) you know that Cuddles suddenly got sick […]

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Cuddles is dying.
I need your help.

      This is an emergency post. It is not what I planned, scheduled or hoped to be talking about today. It will not be my best piece of writing but it is one of my most important. In […]

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5 Questions with Aunt Jean

My great Aunt Jean turned 100 years old last week.   I asked her 5 questions.       Where were you born? I was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1914. When I was 8 my family moved to Oshawa. […]

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The food I got from the garden and what I’m doing with it.
Next Week’s Menu

1. Plant garden. 2. Weed garden. 3. Water garden. 4. Hire regulation sized transport truck to move produce from garden to inside house, must check to see that they include a conveyor belt. Get safety training. 5. Remove dining room […]

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Art of Doing Stuff Seed Saving Packets
Free Download

  If you’ve been doing things right this summer there are two things you have in your possession right now. A speeding ticket and a garden full of vegetables. Who can resist the urge of rolling down the windows on […]

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Classic Bread and Butter Pickles.
The best!

  I’ve been eating bread and butter pickles for 2 weeks straight now.  I eat them faster than I can make them. In the middle of my face there is a puckery canker sore the size of a ping pong […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.