Kris & Kritters


The Prime of Miss Jane Broody

Alas and alack, my broody hen’s determination to hatch a clutch of eggs has all been for nought. She sat on them religiously for more than a month…well more than a month… So the day before yesterday, I finally put the eggs in water when she went for a quick stroll to eat some hen…

T’is the Season for BOOK LOVERS

Based on all of the ads and palaver I’m hearing when I turn on the radio in the car, t’is the season for holiday shoppers to be thinking about the book lovers on their gift lists. So I’m listing the links to my books here to make them easy to order. (Find out more about…

Cover Sheds with Repurposed Vinyl Banners

Need to cover your critters’ sheds, or hay, or your own outdoor equipment? Get repurposed VINYL BANNERS! Forget about tarps that fall apart every year. Been there, done that! In Colorado there’s a great place called (and yes, I’m typing this just as they have it) repurposedMATERIALS. They have water-resistant, weather-resistant obsolete vinyl signs with…

Broody Hen is Sitting on Eggs Again

One of my Wyandotte hens has gone broody AGAIN! None of the other hens are laying right now… But she has at least a dozen eggs underneath her. I’m buying eggs from the store while I allow her to honor her maternal instincts. I think she has been on them for at least three weeks…

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Book Review: Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina I read (this is a conservative estimate) at least forty full-length books a year…probably closer to a book (or more) per week.   Whenever I’m not writing for clients, writing blog posts, riding my bike, hanging with my goats or cats, or doing…

Leapin’ Leopards and Flying Tigers–The Adventure Continues!

I love my brain–especially when I’m asleep!   My dreams about big cats (last night it was leopards and tigers) are continuing, even as my daytime brain is observing and abhors the current crises facing our nation and the world thanks to our C.I.C. (Charlatan In Chief) and his racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, (and the…

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