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Monday Sunrise

The sunrise was truly beautiful this early morning. I watched it build colors from the kitchen windows, while rolling out a pastry topper for a Chicken Pot Pie.  117 more words

a gorgeous piece of fiction...The Hollow Land

The Hollow Land by Jane Gardam
originally published in the UK, 1981;
published in the U.S. in 2014 by Europa Editions

I’ve just read such a gorgeous work of fiction. 627 more words


Impending pips: incubation day 20.5

Chicks generally start the hatching process on the 21st day of incubation;  this would be (tomorrow) Monday morning.

There is no sign of early “pips” (ie, first breach in the shell) which is probably a good sign.  94 more words

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Tollgate for Wagon Trains

We drove up to Whiskey Butte just outside of Sweet Home, yesterday afternoon.  The road that snakes around Whiskey Butte  follows the same road bed that the wagon trains took in the 1870’s and 80’s, the Santiam Wagon Road. 190 more words

Lockdown: incubation day 18


Today was Day 18 in the incubator so I sealed the vents, added a water source, and began The Long Wait.  I sure would like to get a healthy chick out of the batch.  299 more words

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The compost bandit has not breached the bin since I fortified it several days ago with hardware cloth, heavy rocks, and a few branches wedged here and there. 86 more words

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