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Out, Out Damned Spot……

KODAK Digital Still Camera …..light. The beautiful blue splash maran hen that I bought several months ago in order to get the dark chocolate colored eggs they produce,  and which turned out to be a rooster instead of a hen…. ……has done a fine job of breeding with my Austrolops.  When I realized she was a he, I hoped that breeding him might pass the almost-black-egg-gene along. I successfully had two hatchlings a few weeks ago, and like a Continue reading

A Little Bitty Tear…..

…is all I’ll shed when Sears finally shuts down-it would appear that it will be soon. ….A tear because of the memories of Uncle Fred.  He was a Sears’ repairman, and I remember when that MEANT something, because (in the good ole’ days) one could count on Sears’ quality and “backing” of their products.  He made a good living, supported his family and earned a generous pension which afforded him (and his widow after his Continue reading

Be Careful …..

My Buff Orpington hens are going on seven years old now….definitely geriatric.  One of them has ALWAYS been broody (she will sit in a nest box for days on end trying to hatch eggs that may not even be there.)  So when my Blue Splash Maran hen turned out to be a rooster, I decided to take advantage of the broodiness.  I took six newly laid eggs (I had seen that the rooster had been Continue reading

I’m Somebody!

Many years ago, I joined a group of women for breakfast at a local spot after our Saturday morning Centering Prayer (followed by church cleaning) session. Thus, my clothes were dusty, my (in need of a cut) hair was disheveled. Several other women who I did not know also joined our table. I sat at one end, and a stranger (to me) woman sat a couple chairs to my left.  We were introduced but she Continue reading

Hawaii Critters

they are about 1/3" long. Their webs stretch between trees, chairs, fences, posts.....and they bite. Though I love snorkeling and trying my hand at underwater photography, there are some great critters to see ABOVE the surface in Hawaii, too! Honu NuiHawaii Critters

I am not hungry ….anymore.

Years ago, in another life and time, DH was tapped to sing a solo at our church’s Easter Cantata.  He was to portray Judas at the last supper.  His song lyric, sung as Jesus pointed to him as the betrayer, was “I am not hungry anymore.” I thought of that song yesterday.  I sat next to someone as she ordered breakfast.  She was alone. “I’ll have 3 eggs, scrambled with brown rice and hash browns. And Continue reading