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So, here are the new hens, Misses Tuppeny and Sixpence:
peek-a-boo!Collapse )

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Spit!

Can I just state for the record that anti-peck spray tastes foul? (And I'd scrubbed my hands clean, before I accidetally sampled from my thumb.)

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Cluck!

New henz!

No pictures: too wet to photo.

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Carcassonne

Standard set plus:

  • River II

  • Expansion

Big emphasis on fields and farmers.

(Looby Loo won.)

April 2016

Read:
Shorts:
- One Paper Airplane Graffito Love Note by Will McIntosh (http://www.strangehorizons.com/2007/20071022/paperairplane-f.shtml)
- Terminal by Lavie Tidhar (http://www.tor.com/2016/04/13/terminal/)
- Papagena by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold (DSF)
- A Hazy Shade of Winter by Adam B Levine (DSF)
- Bear-bear Speaks by Beth Cato (DSF)
- The Piper's Due by William Ledbetter (DSF)
- First Faces by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (DSF)
- Beasts and Roses by Amy Smift (DSF)
- Dune Time by Jack Nicholls (http://www.tor.com/2016/04/19/dune-time/)
- We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You? By Rebecca Ann Jordan (http://strangehorizons.com/2016/20160418/jordancultural-f.shtml)
- What Lies at the Edge of a Petal Is Love by Rachel Swirsky (http://thedarkmagazine.com/what-lies-at-the-edge-of-a-petal-is-love/)
- Florence de Lattre by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold (DSF)
Novels:
- Tono-Bungay by H G Wells (PG)
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (K)
- The Inheritors by William Golding (K)
Non-fiction:
- Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women by Rose Eveleth (http://fusion.net/story/294770/women-body-hackers/)
Knit:
- Spiral socks
- More hexipuffs
Darned:
- Many socks

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RIP

Miss Speckedly Hen. Clucking yesterday, not today.

Wasn't planning on spending cash on new poultry right now, but the everlasting Miss Blue will pine on her own.

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A Weather List

Recently, we've had:
- Thin dusting of snow
- Rain
- Bright sunshine, but
- Frigid temperature

And now my ears are popping and my skull splitting as if we're about to get a violent thunderstorm.

Bah!

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Stash

Bits 'n' bobs of yarn now thoroughly catalogued in Ravelry and tidied away:
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Things this month

Things:

  • Twitched: A very loud wren on the garden fence--that is, loud for a wren, and they're shouty birds--was very pale compared to most I've seen. But, did I mention, loud?

  • Spotted: The fat wood pigeon who likes elder leaves is back in the elder, nibbling. PG Tips for avian types? (I'm sure I read osmewhere that elder wasn't good for chickens.)

  • Broken: Second reading lamp in living room, my lovely stereo (these two might both just have been the end of last month), Looby Loo's tablet's screen, the DVD player (only temporarily).

  • Watched: Mammoth Blake's (sob) 7 rewatch only held up by a day due to the malfunctioning DVD player.

  • WTF-ed: The bizarre enocounter with the man behind the ATM glass.