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A Brief History Of A Revolution

Thanks Su! I've been writing about the Chop Concept for almost five years and it seems that this method of feeding your birds has not only picked up speed, it is becoming┬áthe way of feeding flocks in households all over... Continue Reading →

“Fall-Back Autumn Chop”

It's Autumn. Time for the root vegetables, squashes and pumpkins. The reason I call this version, "Fall Back Autumn Chop" is because we made it on Saturday, the 2nd of November, the day everyone turns the clocks back one hour.... Continue Reading →

Chopping the Exotic

I'm getting ready to do a pretty big batch of Chop this coming weekend. So I have to do a little shopping. I discovered a little store a couple of miles away from me called the World Market. One day... Continue Reading →

Community Chop at Phoenix Landing

  Image found here: McConnell, IL History Making Chop with a crowd of people is not unlike a frontier Barn Raising. You have a specific goal in mind and everyone takes part making it a group effort. With everyone helping... Continue Reading →

Commitment

What does it take? What do you have to do to be a committed parrot owner? Well, sometimes it takes a hell of a lot more than you ever planned. And then you sort of get sucked into the "lifestyle."... Continue Reading →

Avian Origami

Let's get a closer look at this: I'll explain the "Paper Snowdrift" photo above, but here is the background story on Byron, the artist who created this: Byron is my newest foster. It's a long story that spans a decade.... Continue Reading →

Have Patience

This is a Grain Bake. This took five minutes of prep time and about an hour and a half in the oven. It's good for your birds. It's easy to make and a snap to bag up and freeze. The... Continue Reading →

A Semi-Point of View

Let me clarify a few things about what this blog is and what it isn't. I am a writer. And a researcher. And a volunteer. And a Fundraiser. I'm also a few other things such as a Flight Attendant, a... Continue Reading →

In Stitches

Sorry for my lengthy absence, but I had some medical issues. Nothing really serious, but it took me off the writing track for a while. I'm back now with an announcement that may not leave you in stitches, but it... Continue Reading →

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