Monthly Archives: May 2009

Tired of waiting.

Coop construction postponed again. Looks like it won’t start until after we leave for the East coast.  Chicks still due to arrive June 4. Hopefully their home will be ready for them. Or they’ll have to go on the offensive… … Continue reading

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Jesusita Fire Finale

Received some photos from a friend who apparently got pretty close to the fire:

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80% Containment

The Jesusita fire is almost history. With any luck, coop construction will now start this Friday, May 15. (AP photo)

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Eggs are not the devil unless you add mayo.

Somehow, eggs have come to  occupy the fifth ring of cholesterol hell.  It’s a bad rap for all but one quarter of the population who have high serum (blood) cholesterol, a high triglyceride level and are often diabetic. The other … Continue reading

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Fire update 5/9/09

Not exactly an all clear, but awoke to fog and drizzle this morning, so no worries about any fire advancing our direction. Need to remember to appreciate that come June when we’ll likely shiver through an entire month of fog … Continue reading

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On fire.

We have some unexpected guests due to the Jesusita fire but it gave us a chance to take a tour of the chicken run. This is what the fire looked like yesterday afternoon from La Cumbre road near La Cumbre … Continue reading

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French Marans

Reportedly owned by Prince Charles, Marans are named for a port town on France’s Atlantic coast.  They are prized for their chocolate brown eggs, which are noted as James Bond’s favorites and apparently the only ones used on Martha Stewart’s television show. … Continue reading

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