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Migraine…

Came on quite suddenly in the late afternoon. As of elevenish when I finally stumbled off to bed I could see to read again and my head didn’t hurt too badly, but I was still having these distracting little hallucinations … Continue reading

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Sure, they’re for when you want to walk your chicken.

Doesn’t everybody have one? h/t to Landlady.

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The (hopefully) brief, amusing reign of Hillvetica

People are already having fun with Hillary’s misbegotten Progresso-H logo, to the point that it has spawned an entire typeface. Go thou and enjoy.

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Springtime!

…and we haven’t had a more wintery day since early February! I intended to spend this blustery day, which might possibly crawl its sorry ass up into the low fifties by mid-afternoon, cocooned in the Lair reading a good book. … Continue reading

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Not quite as easy as E. E. Smith made it look…

Allllmost. Keep trying, guys.

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Sometimes I wonder if LB’s cable causes more trouble than LB unbound.

A couple of months ago I fit him – and the Lair – with a longer cable. Since then you can practically follow his route through the yard by the things around which he’s wound it. LB was so obviously … Continue reading

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I almost forgot what day it is!

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I’m afraid Landlady’s flock is losing another chicken.

Which is odd…usually if they get sick they fade fast, but this has gone on for three or four days. I’ll come into the chicken house and find this one, #2, the smallest of the bunch, squeezed between the water … Continue reading

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Sometimes I think Wildblue is just screwing with me.

It’s Spring, which means it’s windy. About ten days ago, in the middle of a major windstorm, my satellite connection went all to bits. It’s an old story: Click a link, go make a sandwich. Come back later to see … Continue reading

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So this food nazi said to me, “Ay! See that shark over there? Hold my beer and watch this!”

Disclaimer: Of course we know that everything, including moderation, can be taken to extremes. It’s perfectly well known that some people take healthy concerns so far that they virtually become diseases. So I’m not suggesting that this doesn’t really happen, … Continue reading

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I am reminded of the presidential campaign of that hep cat, William Henry Harrison…

That was in 1840, and in fact I believe Hillary may have been just barely old enough to intern on his campaign. So maybe this is where she got the idea. Harrison didn’t have a Youtube video, but he did … Continue reading

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The only answer to the police problem is to make them more than human.

I mean, personally I think we’d all be better off without them. Can you think of a single instance in which the supposed cure is not worse than the described disease? But people are conditioned to believe western civilization would … Continue reading

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Taking precautions against the promised cattle invasion…

Sometime in ’04 or ’05, Landlady and T planted a whole bunch of fruit trees. Most promptly died. One apple tree managed to survive, though never to fruit, despite being sheared of its foliage year after year by cattle and … Continue reading

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Fortunately it hit him in the head, so there was no damage.

I’m not the recoil junky I was when I was young, but I like to think that even at my most heedless period I’d have at least paused to consider possible consequences before agreeing to go along with the joke. … Continue reading

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Care packages! And a bleg update.

My brother sent me some stuff, including a bunch of canned meat and a certain item in keeping with the increasingly Spam-related nature of our poor long-suffering blog… …and to my surprise I found they actually did taste rather like … Continue reading

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That’s not a packrat nest…

That’s a packrat nest! Or perhaps more accurately a whole series of them, raked together after I pulled up the floor of the old woodshed yesterday. I killed well over a dozen rats in this area over the winter, since … Continue reading

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Awesome!

Last time Ian was up we spent quite a lot of time shooting footage for a promotional video I’ve really wanted to see involving Ian’s Vickers gun and a trick rifle target. And it came out BEAUTIFULLY! Go watch it, … Continue reading

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Morning Misc at the Gulch…

Those cattle guys keep spending money on this new water station, but so far haven’t actually added cattle. The only animals I’ve seen are a few up near the county road where they always are, miles away. But here they’ve … Continue reading

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Prep Work

One thing I’ve known all along is that when I got around to siding the cabin, the hoop shed I’ve used for firewood would have to go. Too close to the wall to work around. This is what’s left with … Continue reading

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That’s not infantilizing or anything…

Univ. of Michigan cancels ‘American Sniper’ screening: ‘Made students feel unsafe’ A scheduled movie screening of “American Sniper” at the University of Michigan was abruptly cancelled Tuesday after nearly 300 students and others complained the film perpetuates “negative and misleading … Continue reading

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