Farewell, Mr. Bird, our love bird


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It is so quiet in here.

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Mr. Bird

 

Mr. Bird, the last of our two love birds, died last night. He was 15 years old, maybe older. He was a peach-faced turquoise. They are commonly from Namibia, Western Africa and were orphans from the CNYSPCA when we adopted them.

As a pet friend, Mr. Bird was the most entertaining little guy. He could be totally quiet all day long and as soon as Read more

A Clean Slate Farm Mystery

We have met the enemy and he is us. -Pogo

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Is he or isn't he?

 

It was dark. Out-in-the-country-with-no-street-lights dark. I mean, you can see things and people and animals and all but, sometimes you need to figure out what that is you’re looking at. It was that kind of night.

Time-wise, we were going into our second Thanksgiving at Clean Slate Farm. Dave and I were counting our blessings for this home, our neighbors, our wonderful animals, and the fact that we were still without snow for the year. As my usual routine went, I rushed home from work Read more