To Fill The Reservoirs
Wet leaves and battered blossoms
Teddy and Laurie
It has been
quite a rainy March, but for some of my neighbors, it is not a
deterrent when it comes to getting out with the dog. I couldn’t resist
getting a picture of this doggy rain suit.
Like a lot
of people who use the internet, I am included in high school, college,
hometown, and music Facebook groups. Sometimes a person in one of these
groups gets an email that rings a bell for them and they just have to
the email is political. Sometimes it’s important information, but
sometimes it’s a load of baloney. One such email was posted today on the
Alpine, Texas high school grads site by someone who was mislead into
believing one of the many anti-Obama malicious missives.
Some of us
in that group were quick to direct the misled member to various fact
checking sites that debunked the erroneous email. But, I think the best explanation as to when one really should check the facts came from Dennis L Williams.
try to follow this rule about political emails: If the email confirms
in every detail my deepest, most heartfelt beliefs about the politicians
or political party that I currently disagree with, making me feel
deeply the "rightness" of my views on America, God, and apple
pie......then that email is 99% likely to be a) MISLEADING, or b)
Dennis L Williams
Spring Egg Hunt
I got up bright and
early this morning. My neighbor Linda and I had a plan. We would go check out
the eggs and hens at an organic egg source that I saw posted on
craigslist. If the hens still had their beaks and a yard to scratch
around in, this could replace Trader Joe’s as the place I get organic
eggs. (March 3 blog)
The craigslist ad
indicated that the hens were being fed organic feed, so that was
encouraging. Still I would like to see the feed bags to make sure they
didn’t say “Monsanto certified” organic. “Monsanto and organic” would be
as spurious as Fox News stating they are “Fair and Balanced”.
still needed to begin the journey to the happy hens, was the address.
The person selling the eggs sent me a message suggesting I call, or
text, in the morning to get directions.
word ‘texted’ just doesn’t seem right), and received a text with the
address, and a message that she would be home around 4:30. So much for
the early riser gets the good eggs approach.
So I had a delicious bowl of fruit and milk, with some pumpkin raisin crunch organic cereal.
Here At The Treehouse
a new neighbor named Carol who is an artist. She came to the Monday
Afternoon Treehouse Cabaret and Poetry Hour and brought one of her
have to put a couple of easels up on Monday afternoons so our resident
artists can display some of their work. It would be nice if more people
could see and enjoy some of the beautiful artwork that our neighbors
The Treehouse Cabaret, Gallery, and Poetry Hour Band
Back To The Egg-O-Sphere
Eggs be here
Around 4:15, my neighbor and I headed out in the storm, seeking the elusive organic eggs from happy, healthy chickens.
at a nice house on a cul de sac near the Sacramento river, about 4:30.
We were greeted at the door and invited in out of the rain. The nice
lady had a container of eggs in hand. We asked where the chickens were.
explained that the chickens were in a backyard coop from which they
were regularly released to hunt and peck around the yard. Her two
children were quietly playing in the living room with a laptop and a
tablet, while we examined eggs and asked questions.
I placed 12 of the eggs into the empty carton I had brought with me. My neighbor bought another dozen. Everyone was happy.
‘Egg’ceptional organic ovum image
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