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  2. Mackie

    Arts & Crafts

    here is the shawl/wrap/scarf thingy I finished a little while ago. My sil loves it, so it will stay here when I go home That wall is a great backround
  3. Yes, I am there now, with chickens and sheep And I am enjoying it a lot. An old friend of mine came by today in his camper van, that is additional fun.
  4. Yes. It is such a joy of a book, for me. It makes me really happy you guys like it, too.
  5. It was well worth it - this is the most original book i've read in a long time. And with a topic that has been done so many times in so many repetitious and unbelievable ways. This one is scarily believable. People survive based on random chance- being on one of the few airplanes without infected passengers. Landing in a small airport off the beaten track - and presumably there would be a few more of them, little outposts separated by just enough distances. There's no over-the-top ACTION HERO or feminized version of the same type, larger than life and just as unbelievable. The figure who seems to have the potential of being an over-the-top villain turns out to be very much a paper tiger, done in by one of his own followers. The synchronicity of the group of characters who are separated and reunited appears to be just that - synchronicity, and not contrived plot devices. It's a lovely thought that those who survived came to crave Shakespeare and classical music, and also that the instrument of salvation for some of them was an unpublished graphic novel. And eerily right that what infected the pathetic mini-villain was a poisonous interpretation of the bible.
  6. Jude If you have time over to Goli's Heronwood topic for a beautiful walk in the park . Toothy fine thanks but I was sick from the dab of anaesthetic afterwards Hope all is well Jude!
  7. I've enjoyed you 3 figuring when and were you'll enjoy your book! lol
  8. Happy Birthday, Mad! And I believe the world with get un toppy turvy soon. Well, hope springs eternal. Bess., your tooth went well, right? I think you are setting the big thing for your power outages in your area. You showed take notes on them . Wow, Goli, that,s a lot of Eagles! Gorgeous and also scary. (well, those aren't. lol) Mackie, hope you have a great time in the country, are you there now? I'm a bit out of it.
  9. Last week
  10. Yes, but STILL - bald eagles are very big and very obvious, especially in a frickin FLOCK
  11. Goli they probably were focused on ground work
  12. i will never forget the day that my idiot neighbors at the time had let their chickens out in the yard while they were working in it. Soon there was a bald eagle circling overhead - then three, then seven or so, finally about a dozen. Finally the neighbors noticed, and put the chickens back in their VERY sturdy hutch. Then there were seven or so, then three, and finally, only one. Who doesn't notice a DOZEN eagles overhead?
  13. Goli

    Arts & Crafts

    Er, appears we need an emo for :needlebouquet: And such is the state of the internet, there probably IS one out there
  14. my mom had a pretty good aim
  15. Love it. Missiles. Calling off-key
  16. best eggs I remember having I am not sure which ones lay the green eggs one of the five is trying to brood - there is no rooster, so she doesn't have a chance. but she still collects all the eggs and sits on them. I have to pick her up and set her down, to collect the eggs and also to make sure she gets her share of food and treats. Silly little hen. The first time I was a bit awkward with it, but now we are both used to it. Such a small handful of bones and feathers, really. They have a nice place her, a small enclosure with the little henhouse, and then a corridor made out of wire mesh leading to a bigger enclosure, including a bit of a small brook and a small bit of a wooded area. It's all protected by double wire mesh because last year there was a hawk who got into the enclosure and killed several hens. My mom used to have chickens, but she wasn't too fond of them. The henhouse was old and the dratted chicken (about 15, I seem to remember, including a rooster) kept escaping. They went into the flower beds and scratched, doing a lot of damage. And what was even worse - they did it early in the morning, waking my mom, who was not a morning person. she then threw things out of the window at the hens, anything she had in her reach, her slippers or oranges, whatever. I remember being sent into the garden to pick up her missiles later in the morning. My dad, who was a morning person, was then sent out to lure the chicken back into their house. When my mom did that, she used a bowl with their feed, shaking it a little, calling, "Komm Tuck-tuck-tuck-tuck!" , very fast, like she was a chicken herself. My dad went out with the bowl and called, "Komm Tuck ... tuck ... tuck ... tuck ..." He never could do it fast enough for the chickens to take him seriously.
  17. Totally Some Aracuana (spelling?) hens I think? Little red hens lay brown eggs maybe Never had chickens but eat a lot of eggs
  18. about dentists and drugs about handfuls of lettuce for the chickens and the eggs are GORGEOUS
  19. we used to have chickens when I was a kid, but that is a looooooong time ago, so I have to re-learn. Also, things have changed a lot since then, for chickens, too They lay the most delicious eggs, too. And pretty eggs! Wait, I take a picture. Huge picture but I am too lazy to re-size …
  20. i had no idea! nomm nomm
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