Sunday, April 30, 2017

Never mind

The boy, his girl and baby came up, so we didn't get peas planted after all. Tomorrow.

The baby is six months old and nearly crawling. I dandled her for a bit, then C. dandled her and then we handed her back to her parents. 21 pounds is heavy! She babbled some, but didn't shriek once. I'm glad that phase is over.

She's amuse by our animatronic Boohbah figurine. She must be the just right age. Do you know Boohbah? It was a 2003 British TV show for little kids, featuring five weird, brightly colored scrotal creatures who dance, shoot light out of their heads, and fart. Yeah, I don't get it either. It must be Beavis and Butthead for the toddler set. I imagine there is a developmental psychologist behind it (Boohbah, not Beavis and Butthead. I think the juvenile justice system is behind Beavis. They're trying to scare you straight).

Ours is like this one – Jumbah, I believe.

I evicted the hens from the nest boxes once today. I'll go out before dark and if they are back in the boxes, I'll move them to the roosts. Yes, eggs; no, chicks!

In gluten-free news, I have made decent mac and cheese with rice noodles. You may applaud. I used Tinkyada brown-rice macaroni. Pretty dang good. Also, Milton's sea-salt crackers are good.

Good.

Good.

I tried a couple of other kinds of crackers from Costco, and they sucked. Rice-flour crackers tend to be shiny and hard, like health-food crackers from 40 years ago. We call them lacquer-crackers, or shellackers. I hate them. Glad I found something decent.

That's it for today. Off to bully the chickens.



6 comments:

  1. Good luck with those chickens. We miss having poultry, but soon the Chicken Project will get finished, (hopefully) because we are fed up with having to pay money out to buy eggs from the supermarket. We also miss having the chickens around the place!

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    1. Aren't chickens great? They're such good company, fussing around like little housewives, hunting for bugs and burbling amongst themselves. Well – until they scratch up the asparagus bed, or eat a bite of every red tomato. They're a great comfort, chickens. Glad you get to have them again soon!

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  2. PS...... just to say that I read your blog yesterday, and was greatly moved by it. Vx

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  3. PPS..... sorry, meant the post you wrote two days ago!

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    1. Farming is hard sometimes, isn't it. Thanks.

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  4. just to say that I read your blog yesterday, and was greatly moved by it. Vx


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