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Hi Top and Glenn, the chihuahua of roosters

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I sat up all night with Hi Top. I was afraid if I didn’t, she’d die when I wasn’t looking. I can’t think of any metric by which she could be said to be doing well. She’s not doing well. I force fed her some homemade electrolyte solution a few times. Wasn’t prescribed by the vet but I think she’s probably only swallowing half her meds, if that, and I won’t repeat the smelly details on what’s going on with her – it’s in the last post if you’re interested – but there’s no way she’s not dehydrated. I’ve also...

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NatGeo on organic farming in the U.S.

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From 2018 but still a good read if you’re even vaguely interested in where your food and herbs come from and how much they cost.One not surprising factor: it takes years to transition a farm from regular to organic and in those years, the farmer is going to lose money, for many reasons, including yields will be much, much lower and organic land management demands crop rotation, so you can’t plant the most profitable things at the most profitable times. One surprising factor: Capitalism may just save us on this one. Big brands are starting to step in to help...

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Rest in Peace, Raven

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You were my favorite sweet girl. You were better than some people I know. I’m sorry I couldn’t save you. If there’s chicken reincarnation, you deserve the lap of luxury next time. If there’s chicken transmigration, I hope we meet again. See this post in complete context at the main blog.

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