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  • After the Cabot girls left, he had taken over the chicken-naming responsibility: he named one older Dominique “Mother Hubbard” because she liked to look after new chicks and named an Australorp he considered particularly bossy “Hillary,” because Jarvis is an ardent Republican.


  • Jake and Peanut are partridge Plymouth Rocks, Megan is a golden-laced Wyandotte, Marshmallow is a buff Orpington, and Cocopuff is a black Australorp.

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