Articles By: Shana Thornhill

We finally bought a weather radio

I may never live this down. In all my 35 years of life, this is certainly a first. Folks, please put your coffee down and have a seat?this is a hard issue for me, and I?m sure it will hit you hard as well. Ready? Take a breath. I bought a weather radio. Oh, the shame. I know this is […]

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Chicken addiction was hatched with mother

By the time this hits your mailbox, I?ll have my new babies. Yes, I?m talking about my new chickens. Remember how I said I was the Crazy Chicken Lady? You have no idea. Yet. I want to go on record as saying that my chicken addiction is my mother?s fault. She started sharing Backyard Poultry magazine with me, even though […]

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An open gate is never good for animal owners

As anyone who has?or has ever had?livestock, seeing an open gate gives you a particularly sinking feeling. This particular chilly, blustery day, I threw on my trusty barn jacket to hurry out and do chores. I knew I could get them done in short order and come back inside where it was warm. As I headed down toward the barn, […]

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Coping just fine with my chicken addiction

By the time this hits your mailbox, I?ll have my new babies. Yes, I?m talking about new chickens. Remember how I said I was the Crazy Chicken Lady? You have no idea. Yet. I want to go on record as saying that my chicken addiction is my mother?s fault. She started sharing Backyard Poultry magazine with me, even though she […]

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Great escape made us late for important date

I think my daughter is just about the sweetest thing in creation. When I was whooping and hollering and doing the happy dance around the house after finding out that I get to write this column, she said ?Mommy, what?s wrong?? ?I?m going to get published in the paper!? I hollered. (Of course, I?m leaving out many more exclamation points.) […]

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Life on this farm is always an adventure

Hello, everyone! I?m the Fearless Farm Frau (aka the Crazy Chicken Lady), and I?m pleased to meet you. I?d shake your hand, but since I?m not in your kitchen, you?ll have to shake the paper and call it good. Please allow me to introduce myself (and yes please, I?d like a virtual cup of coffee. Thank you). My husband and […]

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