|RHODE ISLAND RED|
|THIS IS A POLISH HEN, POST-MENOPAUSAL|
SHE HAS A GOITER AND HER PLUME IS SO BIG
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE HER FACE!
Welp, I am on to the next leg of my adventure, which is house-sitting for my friends Donald and Alan in the L.A. neighborhood of Glassell Park. What is truly exciting here is, as I'm sure I've mentioned multiple times already, is--CHICKENS.
I am constantly running up to the coop to feed, water, give snacks to, chat with, and check the laying box. Twice already I have collected eggs that were still warm.
What has also been exciting is that while here I have purchased a brand-new car (my first ever) upon more of which later. Suffice it to say for now that the experience made me want to lie down in a cool room with the shades drawn for at least a week.
No sooner did "Armen" of Glendale Fiat deliver the thing, however, than--I forgot to say there is NO cell reception up here in the hills--my laptop, out of the blue, began exhibiting signs of analeptic shock. Every time I hit the "e" the calculator would inexplicably appear onscreen and it went downhill from there. I may have spilled a TINY bit of water on it yesterday morning but it worked fine for hours afterward. Anyway, since then I have had it in front of the fan AND the space heater and "Norm" has paid a house call to the tune of 85 bucks to tell me he didn't know how to fix it.
Luckily, Alan told me before leaving I could use his mac with which I am basically unfamiliar but am making do. The blog allows me to maintain the delusion that I am actually in control of...something, and I become quite agitated, I'm not proud to say, when not able to get to it. So I'm grateful to have a back-up.
Meanwhile I was interviewed on EWTN (Catholic Register Radio) the other morn! And did manage to use the phrase "falling-down, blackout drunk" at least once...Here's the info:
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|THIS IS WHAT YOU GIVE THEM IN THE MORNING|
|AFTERNOON SNACK--CRACKED CORN!|
WHO WOULDN'T LIKE THAT?
THEY ALSO GET OLD LETTUCE LEAVES,
BREAD HEELS AND, AND AN OCCASIONAL
DOLLOP OF COTTAGE CHEESE
|I ALSO HAVE A SALAMANDER, A CAT, A FERAL CAT, AND MANY VEGETABLES,|
FLOWERS AND HERBS IN MY CHARGE
|ZUCCHINI FRITATTA HAS FIGURED |
PROMINENTLY IN MY DIET AS OF LATE
|GRAPE ARBOR, BACK YARD|
|THESE LAST FOUR SHOTS ARE THE FRONTYARD.|
THE OTHER DAY A GUY ON A MOTORCYCLE SCREECHED TO A HALT,
PEERED UP THE STEPS, AND REPORTED "I JUST LOVE THIS PLACE!"
I think Werner is being a bit harsh here in saying chickens are stupid. Though I will say that in the laying box, lined with wood shavings, there is a wooden egg which apparently you put there so they'll know that's the place. There it stays. And the chickens have been in the same coop for over two years.