What were you up to at 7:17am? Me? I was headed to the hidden pasture.
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures, which is always good for a chuckle as you are having your first fourth cup of joe on Saturday morning before you head to the hardware store to see if the folks there have any thoughts on who might come out and do some Electrical work.
A response to “The Virtues of Book Ownership“– and essay that really doesn’t speak all that much to virtues as you and I and Aristotle know them– at Acculturated.com Dear Stephanie, I enjoyed your essay, especially the part about letting your daughter skip school to go with you to the mega-book sale. Right on. I thought
The pressure’s dropping like crazy. The wind is picking up. Clouds are rolling in. My special powers of weather prediction tell me it’s going to rain soon. Fortunately… Mr. Clack & Son finished getting the tin on the Big House this afternoon. It’s an interesting process. Lots of ladders and air compressors and Electrical tools
Yes, indeed! I am still putting books away. This is the frontispiece art in Joe the Book Farmer (1913), a book I picked up yesterday. It’s funny because Mr. Big Food’s Mom was just the other day recalling one of Mr. Big Food’s teacher’s sayings, “We don’t guess, we look it up.” Good advice but be
If you buy a Farm and move to the Country you can take your vicious pit bull on an off-leash walk whenever you’d like. On your walk you can see all sorts of nature-type stuff. If you buy a Farm and move to the Country, after you and your vicious pit bull return home, you
Mr. Cotton Farmer started picking cotton the day before yesterday. He’s making good progress. Seems a bit early to me, but what do I know? I’m not a cotton farmer. Well, I’ll be danged. Having searched for “cotton” posts, and viewed the results, seems cotton pickin’ is right on schedule. Go figure that the Mr.
The Tree-Toad James Whitcomb Riley “‘S cur’ous-like,” said the tree-toad, “I’ve twittered fer rain all day; And I got up soon, And hollered tel noon– But the sun, hit blazed away, Tell I jest clumb down in a crawfish-hole, Weary at hart, and sick at soul! “Dozed away fer an hour, And I tackled the
Daughter C and Miss M enjoy each other’s company on the front “lawn.”
Every Now & Again it feels like I am running a B&B for smart people. That will be $534 per night payable is cash money. Thank you very much. $50 extra per night if you want the dog experience. $100 if you want to interact with Tiger.
“Mom?” “Mom? Where’s that deer skull?” “Ummm… . In that chest in the foyer.” Right side. Top shelf. Because, like, doesn’t everyone have a deer skull in a chest in the foyer? The steer mandible is in the garage near the Area 51 rock. The goat skull is on top of one set of encyclopedias– I
That’s me– there in the middle with the Kanizsa T-shirt. (Kanizsa’s father was Hungarian, don’t you know, which is why I have his T-shirt.) Big day on the Farm. How can you tell? Count trucks. Fixin’ to do some work on the floors and a little diggin’. What is “wrong” in this photo? No comment
The Greenhouse at High Water Hill Things are coming right along! We’ve even begun to look at kitchen utensils! [You can follow the board at http://www.pinterest.com/margcoop/high-water-heights-apartment/]
Okay– in the grand scheme of things it’s not a full-fledged disaster. It just seems like it!The carpet & padding are in a pile by the dumpster. The tack strips are gone and every fan we have is running like crazy. I’ll be heading to Starkvegas to get a dehumidifier. Oh! By the way, the
[Because I know you’re only humoring me when you pretend to care about history and crappy old books and such.]Yesterday morning only two kittens were in the box. We didn’t see hide nor hair of the mamma. Miss M set out a bowl of cat food topped with a spoonful of tuna. We checked on
A rubber band. Brilliant! Horatio Alger was a name I’d heard before. I went looking to see who he was. This whole book thing takes on another dimension now that I’m thinking about rubber bands. I have a lot of books which are hanging together by a thread. Which? That?* A rubber band would do
These are some of the best photographs you will see all year. I thinned the turnips today and SURPRISE! got some halfway decent turnips. And some decent turnips greens. Miss M & Her Friend weeded the tomato garden. Mr. Big Food & Tuffer arrived back at the Farm and the boyz decided to go
that we need to burn some gas so that they can fix the gas leak?
You may want to call to see if we’re on a boil water notice. There’s been A LOT of VISIBLE sediment in the water for the last week. You also may want to start drinking water from jugs. Just in case.
“Yes, Missy?” “What the heck is going on?” “I don’t know what you mean, Missy.” “You will excuse me for being so pointed….” “Ruffffff” “You know, at some point, My Dear Friend, my pointy nose is just going to be something that people will accept. And then what are you going to make fun of?”