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I categorically disavow the yodeling…

But other than that, pretty much, yeah. This.

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QoD: “The future is stupid” edition…

Back in the ’60s, everyone just knew that by the turn of the new century, we’d all have flying cars. Instead, we’re telling people not to eat laundry soap. h/t

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There’s only one thing sillier than a bullet train between Madero and Fresno…

…a bullet train between Madero and Fresno (that’s a big 120 miles through the California central valley, a project Leland Stanford could have finished in an afternoon after a few beers) whose price tag is tickling the bottom of eleven … Continue reading

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If nothing else I’m learning something about Flickers.

Which are very common birds around here, and in over eleven years I never gave them much thought. Still don’t. Every day I swap the mem card on that game camera I mounted at the cattle watering station, and every … Continue reading

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Factory defect

Laying hens can either grow feathers or they can lay eggs. So when they’re molting, they tend not to lay eggs. Except sometimes they try anyway. I found this one laying in the middle of the Big Chickenhouse yesterday morning, … Continue reading

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Making the rubble jump in shithole countries…

…is the Progressive thing to do!

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Something dramatic happened, and I’ll never know what.

Sometimes this game camera I’m still playing with is just frustrating. It hints at things that happened, but fails to take pictures of the damned things. Example: Here we have a perfectly ordinary picture of a raven on the tire. … Continue reading

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Private to Mark M., Pt. 2

Apparently this just isn’t meant to be. Now my backup email carrier doesn’t like your address. The only way left for me to communicate with you is open letters on the blog, which is rather silly. Anyway, as I keep … Continue reading

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Firelog slices used as fire starters, a review

Okay, so back in late October while cutting firewood, I sliced up a commercial firelog for use as morning firestarters. This morning I noticed that I’m running low on slices, and thought I’d give you an impression of what I … Continue reading

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Little Bear got a treat he didn’t really want this morning…

I’ve been getting over the flu over the past month which means I’ve been as inactive as necessary chores permit. Little Bear has always been kind of a couch potato unless he saw something that needed chasing and he gets … Continue reading

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Morning gets a bit earlier every day…

A few days before the New Moon…

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Not sure how many more times the world will need this lesson before it sinks in…

h/t

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Welcome to Chicago, Mr. Candidate! I see you’ve met the locals…

😀 Illinois AG candidate robbed at gunpoint in Chicago during campaign photoshoot No reason to click the link, really, the title says everything – except that he escaped with his soft pink flesh unharmed. Pity – he doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Private to Mark M…

I’ve tried to reply to your email twice and the reply keeps bouncing. Sorry, don’t know what the problem is, don’t want you to think I’m blowing you off.

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Yeah, it’s probably racist to say it out loud, but…

Haiti actually is a shithole. Always has been. It was pretty much designed to be, as far as I can tell. I heard the biggest groaner of my life on the Jeep radio this morning, during chicken chores. Some congressvermin* … Continue reading

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I don’t want to give it away…

…so I won’t say anything, except that I roared. 😀

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Joel’s Bread Recipe

Due to overwhelming (okay, one) demand, here is the definitive Joel’s Bread Recipe. This recipe went through a lot of changes at first while I was learning, but has gotten to be pretty stable over the past few years and … Continue reading

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On that subject we discussed before…

Overnight I got six frames of the least spooky coyote I’ve seen so far at the watering station…

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All the creepy parts of The Jetsons, without the flying cars.

Would you like a house that fills your bathtub – at the precisely correct temperature – when you just tell it to? Warms your toilet seat to your preference as well? You can have it! And all it will cost … Continue reading

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Got a lot of rain overnight…

The first rainfall of any substance since Monsoon, and only the second …well, since Monsoon. Which ended sometime in September. Early September. Far too warm for snow, it hasn’t been cold in a month… …in fact I was thinking this … Continue reading

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