Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rainy Night

The pleasures of a quiet house, a dog, a book of Lorca, whiskey and the rain outside.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Grandpa and I went over to my place and grabbed 50 pullets for my grandmother. She wanted a mix of Auracanas and Golden Comets. I still have about 90 or so more pullets. I am excited about swapping piglet sales next spring for pullet sales. The hens will be moved into where the brooder was. This will create a mild problem come February when I need a brooder, but I will make do. I always seem to work things out. I think the hallway area will be temporarily converted from Feb to April. I wanted to do 500 next year, but we'll let that figure move around a bit until it comes time to order. (the 500 is both for the amount of manure I'd like from the brooder for the field, and for the amount of layers/pullet sales I need to bring in)

NanoWRImo is starting soon. I have been juggling ideas for a couple weeks now, and have been happily assisted by reading Brautigan lately. Last year I knocked in a mere 13k words in the month- short of the 50k needed. I am not sure if I will fare better this year, but have enjoyed talking characters through my head while doing dishes and washing tables at work.

I had a Prufrock moment at work the other week. I was trying to move a mop bucket that was temporarily stuck when I had it: "It's 8 oclock, and I am moving a mop bucket to wash a dish room". And then like that it was gone. Do I dare?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

House and Garlic

Short post. Wrist hurts, want to sleep it well. We have a few more courses then we're done with the basement. I planted about 15 pounds of garlic today- and prepped the other garlic bed for the other 20 some odd pounds

Friday, October 16, 2009

They know the map of the silver paths to the ears. -Brautigan.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Well as of now that is what the house looks like. Grandpa and I got two courses in today- spread more stone, then I went off and tried getting the hens more tidied up for the fall.
Speaking of fall- I have more than should have- fallen behind and am feeling it.