The Chickens are Gone

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Chickens Diaries
The Chickens are Gone

They did not march away in search of adventure. There was no blood, raccoon, or chicken screams involved. Nor were there any savory delights served with a sprig of rosemary. In the internet age one gets rid of chickens via the World Wide Web. Hubby simply posted “Seven Free Chickens” on Craigslist and by the […]

Dark Secret

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Chickens Diaries
Dark Secret

Hi, my name is Carolyn and I have rats, I mean chickens. Actually, I mean both. My vision of chicken keeping goes like this, seven laying hens clucking and scratching the grass in the sunshine. Nest boxes with clean chips and fresh eggs by noon each day. In the evening, the sun slips over the […]

A Life Well Lived

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Magazine/Newsletter
A Life Well Lived

  Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. -Corrie ten Boom   If I were to tell you of a Providence student who, despite dyslexia, gathered 100,000 followers for her online fan fiction, was the Communications Director for the Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Committee, scored in the top 3% on […]

What’s New at Providence

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Magazine/Newsletter
What’s New at Providence

  For Providence, the year 2014 is one of beginnings as we settle into our new building and spread our wings. The extra space has opened up possibilities not feasible in the old facility, and with happy tummies (classical music played at lunch), and stronger legs (from climbing our many stairs), we celebrate together and […]

A Walk and a Commission

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Magazine/Newsletter
A Walk and a Commission

How does a street ministry begin? Perhaps as simply as with a short walk, a bottle of water, and a small kindness. For Doran Brown Mateik ‘06 it did. During her first quarter at Biola University in Los Angeles, Doran volunteered with homeless kids in a program called Say Yes! On the way from her […]

The Roundup

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Chickens Diaries
The Roundup

Have you ever seen a chicken run?  It’s quite a sight to behold.  Neck stretched long, body lumbering side to side, wings flapping madly, she races toward her object of desire. Spindly legs scurry as outstretched wings speed her along.  There’s an intensity to chickens that borders on frightful. In this case the object of desire is me, […]

Coming Home

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Magazine/Newsletter
Coming Home

In sixth grade someone placed the book Enemy Brothers in Mattie Butaud’s hands. She didn’t know how much she would love that book, or that she would read it over and over. Now, ten years later, she had returned home to Providence—to that same sixth grade classroom. This time, though, she was here in a […]

Emerging

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog
Emerging

The blanket of water curves and with a steady whoosh slips over the edge. It rolls downward in one smooth motion. Flat and glassy at the top, the waters become choppy on their descent, then foam before slipping under the footbridge. The sun’s reflection glints and sparkles off miniature waves like thousands of diamonds. Today, […]

Soccer Team Back in State Playoffs

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Magazine/Newsletter
Soccer Team Back in State Playoffs

In the halls of a small classical school in Lynnwood, there is more on some minds than jostling for locker space and Latin declensions. For yet another year, the high school boys’ soccer team has dared to dream, coupled hope with hard work, and fought their way to the final four of the State Tournament. Providence […]

Fences and Gates

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Chickens Diaries
Fences and Gates

After erecting a fence down the middle of our large chicken run, we moved our flock of newcomers to a larger space – adults on one side, babies on the other. The grown hens had the area with their nesting boxes plus an outdoor spot, and the chicks had a protected place to spread their […]