Click on the photo to embiggen all the deer and chick­ens together.

Oh give me a home
Where the Papil­lons roam
And the deer and the chick­ens do play…
Where never was heard
A four-letter word
Though I watch them eat plants all day.

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8 Responses to “My Version of Home on the Range”

  1. meemsnyc Says:

    Oh my good­ness, can this be any cuter?
    .-= meemsnyc´s last blog ..Brook­lyns Best =-.

  2. Jane Says:

    Hi — love your blog — always wish for more pho­tos of your lovely place! Just won­der­ing — are those trees crab apples loaded with fruit? Also — won­der if you could give us a peak at your chicken coop. i am think­ing of get­ting chick­ens and fig­ure you have an attrac­tive one.
    happy fall.

  3. Robin Ripley Says:

    Hi Jane,
    Thank you for the com­ments! The trees are actu­ally Win­ter King Hawthorns. They are loaded with red berries in the fall. The birds eat them. One year they were host to a huge flock of evening gros­beaks. In the spring they have beau­ti­ful lit­tle white flowers.

    Click here for some pho­tos of the chicken coop and the orig­i­nal Eglu coop, which I now use for sick chick­ens or to sep­a­rate new­bies before intro­duc­tion into the flock.

    Thanks for vis­it­ing!

  4. Natalie Says:

    Wow, what a fan­tas­tic photo!!!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Its a Spooky Hal­loween Gor­don Guest-Post =-.

  5. Frances Says:

    Now that is peace­ful coex­is­tence, espe­cially on the part of the gar­dener! :-)
    .-= Frances´s last blog ..Faire Hallowe’en Fun =-.

  6. Gail Says:

    Bucolic coun­try life~
    .-= Gail´s last blog ..Theres Gold In Them There Hills– Val­leys and Hollers =-.

  7. Cindy, MCOK Says:

    Such gor­geous fall color there … if only those four-legged brown blobs could be elim­i­nated!
    .-= Cindy, MCOK´s last blog ..Let It Be Known =-.

  8. Joan Says:

    I love the look of these Hawthorn trees on your prop­erty. I actu­ally have a bon­sai ver­sion of these very same trees and it looks great in fall. Actu­ally most any trees can be train­ing to be a bon­sai with a lit­tle bon­sai trim­ming.

    Thanks for shar­ing this lit­tle piece of heaven with us, Joan.

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, is now available from Taunton Press. Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.


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