Undertoad Friday Jan 16 01:24 PM
1/16/2004: Baby elephant mud bath
Undertoad Friday Jan 16 02:54 PM
I keep forgetting to mention that glassjaw pointed to MSNBC's yearly review of their IotWEEK:
Griff Friday Jan 16 03:08 PM
Well, if we knew what year it was here, we'd give them a run.
ndetroit Friday Jan 16 03:42 PM
Arghhh... You can't copy and past the pics... damn flash.....
ndetroit Friday Jan 16 03:58 PM
Ok.. I got super-annoyed that I couldn't find a way to bypass the flash stuff, and couldn't find the pic anywhere else via google, or the reporters newspaper website.. ....
FileNotFound Friday Jan 16 04:57 PM
I must be hungry...
Griff Friday Jan 16 07:53 PM
Is it my imagination or is the Rhode Island red (seriously is that STILL a state) looking for her pal in that gaping maw?
Brigliadore Saturday Jan 17 12:35 AM
Elspode Saturday Jan 17 01:29 AM
That was a damn fine photo/musical montage. There are some absolutely first rate pics in there. I voted for the church, the illuminated cross and the thunderstorm as my fave.
Griff Saturday Jan 17 07:53 AM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 17 10:06 AM
Oh, you upitty food chain climber, you.
jinx Saturday Jan 17 10:15 AM
What are the negatives to chicken ownership? Are they mean? Do they smell bad? Tear up the grass? Can you have just one chicken or are they happier with a friend or 2?
Griff Saturday Jan 17 11:18 AM
I really like chickens. They are soothing to watch and listen to. I think its good for the kids to be familiar with the compressed life cycle of chickens since they can extrapolate a lot more information from watching them than you'd expect. They can be tough on a yard, we've had them here from the time we first established our "lawn" so they are constantly tearing up weaker sections.
jinx Saturday Jan 17 11:59 AM
Thank you. I wonder if Ljim would let me have a couple? He was pretty adamant about the damn alpacas.... I bet chickens are more reasonably priced though.
Brigliadore Saturday Jan 17 02:30 PM
We too had chickens at one point. My mom liked them and so from the time I was 16 till just recently my mom had them around. We built them a pen about 8 ft. by 8 ft. and then would also allow them to roam the back yard. They stayed in the pen at night, on rainy days, and days we weren't going to be home. We never ate them and in fact I hate eggs and my mom is allergic to them so we rarely used the eggs. They were mostly there as pets as my mom liked to go feed them and watch them scratch and peck around the yard. We had the bantam varieties (Cochin and silver sebrights) and a few Araucanas for the green/blue eggs. Like Griff we found the hens to be very good natured and the roosters to be a little mean at times. If you live in a real urban area I don't recommend roosters as they will crow at 4 AM (and sometimes earlier) and it will bug your neighbors.
elSicomoro Saturday Jan 17 04:03 PM
Griff Saturday Jan 17 08:11 PM
Oh btw they'll eat deer ticks if you have trouble with Lyme disease down your way.
Leah Sunday Jan 18 11:01 PM
Back to the Baby elephants............
jinx Sunday Jan 18 11:04 PM
Yeah, we've run into a few deer ticks already - and they freak me right out. I'd love to have them around for that, and bugs in the garden too. Thanks for all the great info and links!
elSicomoro Sunday Jan 18 11:11 PM
I guess the next question I should ask is, what is he so adamant about regarding the alpacas?
Brigliadore Sunday Jan 18 11:13 PM
Was it the price? I am not sure what they go for where you live but here you can pay $700 for one without blinking an eye.
jinx Monday Jan 19 09:28 AM
Yes, price was a big problem for him. Mostly though, he just thinks I'm insane
lumberjim Monday Jan 19 09:49 AM
Chickens?! are you friggin kidding me!?
Griff Monday Jan 19 10:18 AM
Farm girls don't have to look like farm animals.
jinx Monday Jan 19 10:41 AM
Wow, great pictures! Beautiful family and home.... great job!
lumberjim Monday Jan 19 10:46 AM
the one daughter ( they're both beautiful, btw) looks more like a hockey player than a farmer.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 19 12:08 PM
Kids are cute, Mom is hot and the dog is beautiful.
lumberjim Monday Jan 19 12:12 PM
looks like a hollow body electric guitar too.......you any good?
Griff Monday Jan 19 01:14 PM
Mandolin, I suck.
CharlieG Monday Jan 19 02:11 PM
2)They are noisy
3)They are MESSY
4)And thier droppings SMELL HORRID - NOT as bad as pig droppings, but... I had the misfortune of spend some time "just down the road" from an "egg farm" - I don't remember how many chickens they had, but if I remember right it was about 70k!! You have any idea what the shit form 70k chickens smells like?
CharlieG Monday Jan 19 02:15 PM