In the absence of chickens.

Realized that this has become the go-to for many to check in on my daily goings on, or, as is usually the case, daily not goings on. If I could re-title my blog, I guess I would call it “Much Ado About Nothing”, since I don’t think Willie the Shake (nod to Joni) is going to rise up and sue me for copyright infringement.

However, the inner workings of WordPress are a puzzle to me, and the “help” tends to be more cynical and sarcastic than helpful, so the original header will continue to head and “We’re Getting Chickens” even though we’ve got chickens and have had them now for going on 7 weeks.

Anyway. Today’s header should read “We’re in Amagansett!”, where the property values likely plummeted the moment our sorry un-chic (or should I say, un-chick?) selves crossed the village limits in our big ol’ Hertz sedan. The house we’re renting is just lovely. We’re happy to be here.

Dinner on the deck. Angie says hi. That's Abby, her summer helper, on the left. Jamesy and Thomas, too.

Dinner on the deck. Angie says hi. That's Abby, her summer helper, on the left. Jamesy and Thomas, too.

It poured yesterday and through the night. The sky looks a bit more hopeful this morning.

View from the deck

View from the deck

Angie and I had a long discussion yesterday about the Snack Nazi Mom of NYC, whose mission is, okay, maybe worthy, but whose methods are bizarre. Read about her if you must at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/nyregion/16bigcity.html, but be forewarned, this woman is certifiable. Here’s our response to you, MeMe Roth:

Take THAT Nazi Snack Mom!

Take THAT Nazi Snack Mom!

In other NYT news, Angie saved a chicken article for me (you knew this post eventually had to wend its way back to chickens, didn’t you?) from 7/16/09 entitled “Feathering Her Nest” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/garden/16chickens.html. It surveys the impact one found rooster has had on artist Hope Sandrow of Long Island. The lovely photographs of said rooster, “Shinnecock”, caused a little pang of homesickness for the girls, I must admit. Happily, Ms. Sandrow maintains four web cams (and I can’t even get ONE set up!) where you can check in on her flock. http://hopes.viewnetcam.com:5001/CgiStart?page=Multi&Language=0. As far as I can tell from the web cam, Shinnecock crows approximately once every 15 seconds; I guess we won’t be getting a rooster anytime soon…

We’re settling in to vacation pace here. The Chicken Emperor is getting lots of grandpa time and more to come with the other set of grandkids arriving in a few hours.

Thomas and Grandpa

Thomas and Grandpa

Impossibly cute Jamesy

Impossibly cute Jamesy

Setting up the train

Setting up the train

Hope you’re having as much fun as we are!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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