Earthfire Stories

Tag: Chickens
White chicken in a nesting box

The Softer Side of Sally the Chicken

— by Dawn Harrison — Sally the Chicken was on the office porch as she often is, sunning herself, when something told me she wanted attention. When I bent to pet her, she tucked her body and gave me a

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White chicken

Sally the Chicken Has Something On Her Mind

Sally the chicken came marching towards me with something clearly on her mind. She had a request. Would I kindly see to it that she could get back into the coop—she needed to lay an egg. Unlike her sister, she

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White German Shepherd Dog

Wolves Don’t Listen, And Other Earthfire Stories

I learned something: Wolves are not convenient. Dogs are. So I finally decided to be practical, at least in this one instance. After having wolves, wolf-hybrids, and a malamute (nearest dog to wolf hybrids, who also didn’t listen and ran

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The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks and Other Stories

The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks I was walking by the enclosure where Meenie and her duck family live, when an unusual movement caught my eye. There was something stuck in the fence. That was odd. There shouldn’t be anything

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White chicken in a nesting box

The Softer Side of Sally the Chicken

— by Dawn Harrison — Sally the Chicken was on the office porch as she often is, sunning herself, when something told me she wanted attention. When I bent to pet her, she tucked her body and gave me a look that said, “Well come on, pick me up.” So

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White chicken

Sally the Chicken Has Something On Her Mind

Sally the chicken came marching towards me with something clearly on her mind. She had a request. Would I kindly see to it that she could get back into the coop—she needed to lay an egg. Unlike her sister, she does not do anything with timidity. She had a demand

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Face of a grizzly bear

Ravenous Bears, the Tree who Lived, and Other Earthfire Stories

Ravenous bears… 21 September. The bears declared that they’re starving today. It is a few hours before the fall solstice and they are complaining loudly. Food! They will have to be fed first before anyone else now—and three times a day—or we will hear about it. Have you ever heard

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White German Shepherd Dog

Wolves Don’t Listen, And Other Earthfire Stories

I learned something: Wolves are not convenient. Dogs are. So I finally decided to be practical, at least in this one instance. After having wolves, wolf-hybrids, and a malamute (nearest dog to wolf hybrids, who also didn’t listen and ran away every chance she got), I broke down and got

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The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks and Other Stories

The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks I was walking by the enclosure where Meenie and her duck family live, when an unusual movement caught my eye. There was something stuck in the fence. That was odd. There shouldn’t be anything there. I walked closer. There were two somethings, actually. Two

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