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About polloplayer

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

The Calorie Count: 3 Great Meals in NYC

As if we needed any more reasons to make reservations in NYC! Our “must go” restaurant list is a long one – and just got longer, thanks to these three memorable meals. One: Cookshop has been popping up on my … Continue reading

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Calorie Count: The Usual Suspects

“So what did you do in NYC”? *thinks* “Well, let’s see. We went to lunch. We went to dinner…” *awkward silence* Of course, that’s not all we did. There might have been a breakfast in there somewhere. Just kidding! Oh, … Continue reading

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Just a moment(s).

Hunting and pecking is just fine for chickens but not so great for typing, so I’ll keep it brief. Arm still very much broken, back still very much sprained. But NYC has a way of transcending such piffling annoyances. The … Continue reading

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Good morning NYC.

Arm still broken, so can’t much type. Back still sprained, so can’t much sit. Three hours sleep, so can’t much think. Almost worth it for this beauty of a sunrise. Try again next week… Is  it too early for a … Continue reading

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Just add chicks!

Ran into neighbors the other day who were lamenting their dwindling flock of chickens. When you have just a handful of hens and no rooster and you live in an area where hawks patrol daily and coyotes prowl by night, … Continue reading

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A new chicken chapter.

Because things weren’t complicated enough with a new puppy and a broken arm, right? Life must go on, and Bella was broody. How broody? This broody: And once Bella goes broody, she goes fiercely, stubbornly, decidedly, indubitably broody. She sits … Continue reading

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Jail bird?

Q: Why did the chicken cross the courtroom? A: Because Maurice, the rooster, is on trial – for being a rooster! Until recently, Maurice lived peacefully in the French island village of Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron with his three French hens and devoted … Continue reading

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