Me too. Just finished a sippy cup of vodka and tucked in with an FX “There’s Something About Mary”. Life is good
The weather here has been very pleasant – in the 70′s during the day and down to the low 50′s at night. I haven’t needed to run the AC or heat for several weeks now.
I like it chilly at night. I sleep better when it’s chilly.
This is my first experience raising hens. There are 10 in the flock and they started laying eggs about 6 weeks ago. I have a big yard and orchard so they get to hangout all day in the field and under the pear trees. These are big happy birds and the eggs are big and so good. Well one of my hens decided to go broody…she wants to sit on the eggs. I have had the discussion with her about not having a Rooster/cock around so those eggs she’s sitting on are never gonna hatch. I actually reached under her and took most of them. She’s been sitting for about 40 hours. No eating or drinking!
Anybody know anything about hens?
I have some good recipes.
I have looked in her eyes and gave her a name and it isn’t fricassee.
Isn’t that the point at which they become fryers? Might tell her that and see what happens.
That would be a very serious conversation, best held out of ear shot of the others.
Yeah, me three. Best idea I saw was dunking her in a pail of tapwater every few hours to bring her broody temperature down. Sometimes only takes a couple of dunks to change her mind. Sorry, ladies.
A cold shower?
That could work.
Good information. I have to think this thru. I need a wire cage .
And in my distant past I recollect my ggmother swapping out plastic (or something) eggs for the real things and letting nature run its course.
I did put a few fake eggs in the nest box to get the girls laying in the proper locations. That broody hen pulled all those fake ones into her nest too. She is mighty dedicated.
Broody hens are worth a load of dough! The instinct to set eggs has been bred out of them. Find a farmer that wants a brooder.
Would that be easier than trying to CHANGE her? I am all about freedom and if Lily wants to breed and brood, then maybe that is her destiny…
Probably easier than dunking her in the bathtub every two hours?
I hate to give Lily away,tho. She lays lovely pale pink shelled eggs and her black feathers have a green sheen that is just dazzling. She’s a beauty.
But if it is meant to be…/s
You could get a rooster and go into business lol
Mitt just now on Obama’s “Voting is the best revenge” remark:
“For revenge? Instead I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”
Class shows. As does the lack thereof….
Leticia Baldridge passed on today. She worked in the White House for Jackie. They called her Tish.
“We have a choice between Romney Economics and an economy built to last.
Stand with the President and we’ll send you a free bumper sticker.”
This actually was a serious Obama ad. I had to read it a couple of times because I thought the second sentence was the second choice. It made me think, “I voted for Obama and all I got was this lousy bumper sticker…”
Watching Dark Shadows – Barnabas Collins’ arrival at Collinwood
I love Dark Shadows! I have all 50 million episodes.
ProudMilitaryMom knows all about hens.
Good to know, I may bring it up again when PMM is here, if these ideas doesn’t resolve it.
The worst part is the hen is not eating or drinking or pooping. I will get her up and out in the morning. I hope this condition isn’t contagious!
She’s just gone broody- she is worth more than gold to the right farmer. Hard to find broody hens- it is bred out of them.
No worries- if you leave food and water out- she is eating and drinking. Just not when you are looking lol.
I had one broody hen in all the years- she was great- kept us resupplied with fresh new chicks every year. She would hatch and raise a half dozen or so. The trouble was keeping her from stealing every hen’s eggs- we had to use a sharpie and x the eggs under her when she got up to a dozen. Then just take away the ones without an x every morning.
Got good heavy gloves?
PMM, we don’t have a rooster.
Lily is wasting her time and taking up valuable real estate. They all want to use the same nest box. I have 3 big boxes and all 10 birds want to use only one! It gets screaming loud in there…
I totally leave all that to them and don’t interfere. I know better.
She hasn’t left the nest in about 42 hours. At all. I put food near and she wasn’t interested.
Hens are a trip!
You can get her some fertilized eggs and let her hatch them rather than hassle with a rooster.
LOl my chickens did the same- big boxes- but everyone wanted to lay in the same nest!
jjmtacoma had a good idea though- buy fertilized eggs and let her hatch them.
Zombie wonders why there hasn’t been an October surprise:
In Mitt Romney’s case, the answer is pretty obvious: He’s squeaky clean. His entire adult life has been like a boring treatise on Mormon moral rectitude. His political career has long been an open book — moderate, bipartisan, essentially uneventful. The Democrats have tried to squeeze some droplets of outrage over Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, but those attacks came earlier in the summer and turned out to be extremely slim pickin’s. There are no skeletons in Romney’s closet, otherwise we would have heard about them.
But in Barack Obama’s case, the situation is reversed: Everything he’s ever done is scandalous. The reason there was no October Surprise for Obama is that we’re all scandaled out. Anyone’s who been paying attention since 2008 has literally been in paralytic shock every single day. We spent October 2012 exactly as we’ve spent every month of the last four years: Our jaws on the floor, aghast, stupefied, unable to breathe. Almost every single thing Obama has done since he’s been in the national spotlight could have been and should have been a career-ending October Surprise. But the mainstream media, as we all know, has devoted itself to protecting him.
Not a day has gone by since Obama took office when I didn’t learn of some fresh outrage and say Oh. My. God. But we’ve been traumatized so often that over time the scandals have all blurred together and fused into a single red-hot thought: Please let this nightmare end.
He also has a list of what should be scandals.
I don’t know who this zombie guy is, but he has exactly captured how I feel about Obama.
if they went for the obama scandal angle, the msm would just get more rabid in response against romney, like they did every time libya came up. romney’s had to play it pretty subdued most of the time.
And he’s stupid enough to put it on Facebook. I hope someone has turned him in by now.
Some guy on twitter said he’s turned him in to proper authorities.
angie, I was thinking about what you said earlier today that there is only one closer in this race, and that is Mitt Romney. And was refelecting on what it means to be a closer: that you work with the other person, answering their objections until they are satisfied and an agreement can be reached. Then thought aabout Obama, how people lied, cheated, stole, and carried him across the finish line. He’s no closer. No-one ever walks away from something he’s done with a feeling of satisfaction about the good deal that’s been struck. But Romney, that’s what his career is about, helping people, whether it’s a state, or the Olympics, or a company to work toward mutually beneficial progress. He’s a closer, and Obama is the antithesis of a closer.
Disclaimer: wordpress is funky lately and I can’t see what I’m typing, in other words, expect typos.
Exactly. Glad you recognized the wisdom in my “closer” remark!
And here’s the thing. When Romney asks: Do you want more of the same or do you want real change, he is paving the way for disaffected Dems and Obama voters to vote for him. He creates a logical path from Obama to him by focusing on the desire for change that Obama capitalized on but couldn’t back up with results. He says: you wanted change, change is good, he couldn’t deliver, but I have and I will. What a losing strategy they had to paint him as a gaffe master. He’s a master, but not of gaffes.
I may have a kitchen by tomorrow, cabinets are in only odds and ends now. I can see my table and the top of the washer and dryer.
things are looking good
I’m done with homework and sipping a nice malbec. Desert was strawberries with dark chocolate sauce… yum!
Have been distracting myself from political tensions by redecorating upstairs and helping sis get settled since she moved in 2 weeks ago.
No one has lived up there for 3 years except college students and the 5 year old. Needless to say it was combo groaty dorm and stinky romper room. Had new carpet laid today, since the old stuff was 15 years old and DISGUSTING. Sister is whipping it all up to snuff up there, making it livable. We have been thrift shopping and Tuesday Morning- ing all week, hanging shelves, organizing storage bins, etc. Painting, too.
It’s been nice, because it has kept me from obsessive tension over Tuesday. Have some Ikea crap to assemble tomorrow.
Are you going to watch election day in this spanky new room? Sounds like it may be a great way to christen it with good cheer!
Except for Bill Clinton, my votes for president have gone to the losing candidate. I don’t know what that means for Romney.
It means you’re due for a winner!
Well, considering we haven’t been given a GOOD candidate on either side since Clinton until now with Romney, I’d say par for the course.
Thanks Lola and Angienc, I feel better. I think this year I’m voting for the winner.
Picked up most of the big branches that were in my yard from Sandy , Propped up the netting over the pond that keeps the leaves out and saved a frog that was under a pile of leaves on top of the netting , he/ she he just plopped right back in the water .Amazing how small creatures survive .
“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.”
So begins the now famous official Barack Obama for President campaign ad that was released last week. The ad depicts a young woman named Lena Dunham, who is apparently a celebrity among Americans in their teens and 20s.
After that opening line, Ms. Dunham continues on for another minute and a half discussing how having sex for the first time and voting for Barack Obama for president are really the same thing, and how young women don’t want to be accused of either being virgins or of having passed up on their chance to cast their votes for Obama next Tuesday.
I’ve never been particularly interested in so-called “women’s issues.” It never seemed to me that any party or politician was particularly good or bad for me due to the way they thought of women. That all changed with the Dunham ad for Obama.
With this ad, Obama convinced me he is a misogynist.
She goes on …
Oh yeah, he’s a misogynist. But if you’ve got 99 problems and a bitch ain’t one, no problem.
I don’t understand how it took her so long to figure out Obama was a misogynist, but otherwise I’m with her 100%.
Also, Obama has already withdrawn personal out of FL; that’s pretty well known although MSM isn’t covering it (of course) — the fact that Marist is polling there tells you that one is s big a pile of crap as the Ohio one which *doubles* the 2008 actual Dem turnout to get Obama over 50%.
A dog could do more accurate polling than Marist (which, btw, hasn’t had Romney in the lead in FL all year — and yet, as I wrote above, FL is already over).
That’s right Angienc, Obama hasn’t visited FL for about three weeks.
I was watching CNN and they (Begala) were mocking Romney for not being in FL and how his ground game was going to suffer for not being there. Why…oh why was he trying for PA?
Begala flat out offering bad advice to Romney is a sure sign something is up.
PS — AP reporter on Twitter already trying to downplay it — saying “no way” crowd was 30,000 (even though Romney team scanned tickets & that is Ohio fire marshal’s number) but more like 18,000 “but still biggest of Romney’s political career” in a nice display of passive-aggressive sour grapes. Also tried to claim that “many” people left in the middle of Romney’s speech “maybe because of cold” but still “very low energy” (same passive-aggressive sour grapes & in direct contradiction to other media reports).
I think those stunts give as good a picture of where the race *really* stands more than anything else.
Obama may have gotten good photo ops right after the storm, but having no power for days or other basic utilities will not get Obama any points.
Everyone mellow out. Romney’s got this one.
Honk he has had it since the first debate
This seems like the right time to post “Guy On A Buffalo”. Watch all four episodes at your own risk.
Have to share this great post I saw on HA in response to an Obot troll claiming that Romney had no chance in OH because of all the “early votes” Obama has already banked there which pretty much sums up the state of the race:
You’re so full of crap. When reporting on THAT poll, CNN’s John King said Romney is well-positioned to win Ohio. Even the hack media know Romney is moving in for the kill. The EV votes won’t be enough for Obama. He’s not creating a big enough margin. He only won OH by 250,000 in an historic Democratic year. He’s down 100,000 from his EV totals heading into election day. And GOP turnout is going to be huge.
Here’s some logic for ya:
1. Republicans are NOT going to constitute just 31% of the electorate in 2012 (our percentage in 2008). That was a near historic low.
2. Dems are NOT going to constitute 39% of the electorate in 2012 (see #1). That was a near historic high.
3. Independents are breaking for Romney from 5-10 points in the vast majority of polls. (Obama won Indies by 8 in 2008).
Obama is having trouble in any poll with less than D+5. OH is traditionally an R+1 state. You do the math.
If Obama’s ground game is so GREAT, why is he seeing large drop-offs in early voting from 2008? Why is he defending blue states, and hastily calling volunteers for GOTV in PA? Why is he spending money in Michigan and Minnesota? Why is he drawing fewer than 5,000 to rallies in states in he carried easily in 2008?
Why did he have to pull out of NC so early when there was a D+11 electorate there in 2008 and he went to the trouble of hosting a convention there? Why did he have to relocate his convention speech from “Panther Stadium” at a last-minute cost of $800K?
Why is he borrowing $15 million from Bank of America?
Why is he focusing on social issues that only 13% of the electorate care about?*
Why is he desperately and pathetically clinging to Bill Clinton . . . who continually undermines him with clever put downs?
Why is his campaign so nasty and negative?
The answer to these questions: He’s losing.
*That 13% figure is from recent Pew poll that asked voters what their number 1 issue is for this election among 4: Economy; Social; Taxes; National Security. 60% said Economy, combine that with 15% who said Taxes (which I think is also “Economy”) and that’s 75% who have the Economy as their number 1 issue (also shows why Romney decided to make Economy & not Benghazi the focus of the last 2 weeks — as much as I’d like Benghazi to fry Obama before the election, I’m putting faith that Romney will expose all that crap after he wins for the sake of Steven Smith’s mother & Ty Wood’s dad, if nothing else). It’s also why the MSM has been trying to spin that 7.9% UE shit number into gold — Team Obama has actually been claiming all day that the number means “Romney cannot win on the economy, which is why *he* is closing so ugly.” (Typical prog projection, but expect more of it all weekend).
*Sean Smith, not Steve Smith (mixed up his first name with Amb. Stevens last name).
Sorry & good night all! Tomorrow I’m phone banking for Romney –LOL! (Last person I phone banked for was Hillary in the 2008 primary).
There is something to be said for taking the high road when you know the other guy will be traveling on the low one.
I also expect him to get to the bottom of it as well. It’s a weak footing that Obama has placed the US into with this CYA and unbelievably disrespectful to the people who were killed. Frankly, it’s national security and not some political game like the media keeps suggesting.