25 Aug

Sue came to get tomatoes for her son’s birthday dinner since she does not have many between the chickens eating them and the new disease attacking them.  She brought a present for Isabelle, which Jay has said can stay until Saturday.

Hawthorne likes them very much.

3 Responses to “Visitors”

  1. abby 25 August 2008 at 8:43 PM #

    Ooh. Does your friend keep chickens? Real eggs make the most amazing Hungarian noodles ever. Nothing can compare. We just stayed with friends in Efrat who get their eggs delivered every week–warm, with occasional feathers. It is hard not to be jealous of that! Of course, when with my grandmother I used to go get milk from the Man with the Cow…

  2. jpm14 26 August 2008 at 9:35 AM #

    There is little to no management with her chickens. She does not ‘keep’ them in that sense. They just run wild and reproduce at this point. Because there is no management, there are no eggs to eat because the hens hide their eggs wherever they choose. These little ones were found at evening one day with no hen near by. They may have been a clutch that hatched during the summer heat. Officially they are orphans and/or abandoned. Which is one reason why they are welcome here. For a little while.

    We kept chickens for the first ten years of our marriage. The children remember individual hens fondly. But chickens like to dig great holes in perennial beds to dust in, and while they do eat enormous quantities of Japanese beetles, they can also destroy any fruit or plant they think is a desirable foodstuff. And their name is legion. Especially when one grown blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes…

  3. origamifreak 26 August 2008 at 11:07 PM #

    Maybe this is what he’s thinking:

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