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Category: Common

Hilde Went Over the Rainbow Bridge Yesterday

My pretty, little, good girl Hilde died from a colic yesterday 🙁 She was one of the “senior staff” in the flock and the real leaderess of the pack. She gifted us many delicious eggs, always lively and cheerful.

Unfortunately, most sick animals won’t let you recognize any symptoms or weaknesses until it’s far too late, so we might not have reacted in good time. Sickness, winter and humid cold seem to have tipped her over the edge. Although we kept her warm and cozy close to the radiator in our living room, and – following the vet’s recommendation – giving her vitamins and concentrated food, she finally didn’t make it. 

Poor little Hilde, I hope she lived her best chicken life in my backyard chicken’s playground.


Chickens! Image Compilation

The chicken girl-gang in my backyard. All of them have names, they do indeed have different personalities and they’re living their best lives in their little universe, doing their fun and exciting chicken things all day long.


The Lady of the House: Gattina Picture Compilation

So here’s an image-collection of my big, beautiful, bulky and brave still-a-kitten Lady of the House “Gattina”. A german slang word for a cute small kitten is “Maunzele” (“Meower”) and that’s what I still call her – and “Gattina” is Italian for “Kitten” – that says it all, although she’s really more of a “Big Mama” by now… 🙂


Chicken Treats

After over two years of keeping (hopefully happy) chickens in my backyard now, here are my girl’s top treats (occasionally and aside from their normal ⤷ laying grains and ⤷ grain feed diet):


Product Review: Bavarian Edge Knife Sharpener

I was looking for an at least semi-professional knife sharpener for the kitchen and stumbled upon “Bavarian Edge” brand and of course, if any, I had to buy this one – just for patriotism 🙂  After several weeks of use and testing I want to finally give my opinion on this one. Please note that I don’t make any money with this.


Homebrew Drain Cleaner

My kitchen sink drained very slowly and not properly anymore (that’s ok after 10 years of ample use). Thanks to the vastness of the internet I came across an easy and convenient manly hint on the topic requiring only household items, so I tried that.

The summary? In my case, this did actually work 🙂 Here’s how:


Recommended Read: Author H.P. Lovecraft

I stumbled upon a Kindle complete works edition of H. P. Lovecraft (▸wikipedia: de|en) and can’t stop reading. I read this guy’s novels and stories when I was a teenager and I liked his storytelling and his way of narration very much. IMHO, horror stories like the ones Lovecraft wrote are good because there is no distinct picture of the subject itself – it all relies on the reader’s imagination.

Narrow-minded fellows 😉 will object Lovecraft is overrated, his narratives being too harmless and “failing to make them feel any horror or anxiety” – well that might the case nowadays.


Japanese Dining Culture… well, sort of

Two small chopstick rests that I made out of scrapwood and sheer boredom 🙂