Category Archives: chickens

Coming Full Circle… and Moving Forward

Two years ago this week I moved to Portland and this week I’m Housesitting the Tiny Barn at the location where my first tiny house was parked when My Tiny Adventure Began. So, in a way, it feels like I’ve … Continue reading

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Tiny House Fair: Day 2

Dustin and Deek Diedricksen of Relaxshacks kicked off Day 2 of the Tiny House Fair by sharing tips for building creative small shelters with salvaged materials. In addition to laughing hysterically  because these guys are just so darn funny, I … Continue reading

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Home is Where Your House Is

I’m now settled in my new parking spot and I think I’m going to like it here. This morning I woke up to sunshine and rolled over to discover two hummingbirds sipping nectar from the flowers on the bush outside my … Continue reading

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Henpecked

All the backyard chicken forum posts I read about introducing day old chicks to a broody hen provided suggestions for how to successfully get chicks to imprint on their mama and visa-versa. We did everything they suggested: putting the peeping … Continue reading

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Springtime in the Tiny House

I returned from my trip to California to discover that springtime had arrived in Portland, too. I took the Max Red Line home from the airport this afternoon, switching to the bus and then walking the last couple of blocks. … Continue reading

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April Fooling My Hen

On Valentine’s Day I was picking up studs (for a tiny house project). For April Fool’s Day I picked up chicks (for my backyard chicken, of course). My sweet hen Ella became broody again about ten days ago. The first two … Continue reading

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A Tiny Natural House

Another tiny houser lives just around the corner! This week I had the pleasure of meeting a carpenter who has built her own tiny house in the backyard of the property she owns in Northeast Portland. Katie’s green eyes start twinkling … Continue reading

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Drama at the Hen House

My chicken Henrietta died last weekend while I was away in Walla Walla visiting friends. My neighbor found her outside the coop one morning so we figured she had frozen to death. Since I wasn’t there to deal with her … Continue reading

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Coq Au Vin

This weekend I headed back to Walla Walla for my Whitman College reunion, catching a ride with my dear friends Sarah and Corey. We enjoyed catching up with old classmates and it was nice for me to be back in … Continue reading

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The Tiny House Adventure Begins

I woke up at 5:00 am this morning and quickly realized there was no hope of falling asleep again. Today is much too exciting to sleep through! As of tomorrow I’ll be one of the people calling a tiny house … Continue reading

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