Sunday, April 11, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Here is Audrey on November 1
She is a Turken or Naked Neck chicken, but when she is molting she is naked all over in patches.
What a mess!
By November 18, you can see that Audrey has begun the (painful-looking) process of growing out new feathers.
Here is a graphic illustration of what is happening. The whole technical explanation that goes with it can be found on the Cornell University Bird Academy's page "Everything You Need to Know About Feathers." It's really worth your time to look at this beautifully illustrated article.
And here is Audrey today, January 14, in all her iridescent splendor.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
This list will be added to during the year.
Backman: Anxious People Audio
Bharara: Doing Justice; A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
Evanovich: Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum #11) Audio
Evanovich: Fortune and Glory (Stephanie Plum #27) Audio
Evanovich: Hard Core Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum #24) Audio
Evanovich: Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #26) Audio
Evanovich: Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum #22) Audio
Evanovich: Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum #23) Audio
Evanovich: Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum #26) Audio
Grisham: Camino Island (Camino Island #1)
Grisham: Camino Winds (Camino Island #2)
Grisham: The Firm
Grisham: The Guardians
Grisham: The Racketeer
Grisham: The Reckoning
Grisham: Rogue Lawyer
Grisham: The Rooster Bar
Grisham: Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance #2)
Grisham: A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3)
Grisham: A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance #1)
Grisham: The Whistler (The Whistler #1)
Grisham: Witness to a Trial (The Whistler #0.5)
Millet: The Children's Bible
Sunday, October 4, 2020
My mother must have made this quilt for me some time in the 1940s, as I remember it being on my bed when I was quite small. Over the years it had gotten worn and was mended by some clumsy hand stitching (probably mine when I was a teenager). When the quilt was too far gone for further use, it was put away in a cedar chest, where it lay folded for decades.
Monday, June 8, 2020
|Horses at the neighbors' place|
|Field of onions being harvested. |
Planted last fall, each onion is now the size of a large grapefruit
|This field was quiet and empty two days ago. Now it is filled with kneeling workers, |
carefully picking onions and placing them into the big crates. A forklift works day and night,
loading the containers onto trucks.
|Pecan trees. The dust in the distance is from the onion harvesting.|
|The soil under the pecan trees looks like this between flooding by irrigation|
|Back home again to the big scary cactus, started with just two pads 11 years |
ago and now about 9 feet tall.
Friday, March 20, 2020
As of today there are 43 cases in New Mexico, and one case in Dona Ana County. The first tests were made available today and ran out in 2 hours. More tests will be available on Monday.
General Information and a Counter (more up to date than the CDC site below)
Johns Hopkins Coronovirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
Keeping Track of the Spread of the Coronavirus, Staying Up to Date on Advisories and Closures
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Number of cases in the U.S., number of deaths, source of exposure (updated at noon each day): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcases-in-us.html
New Mexico Dept. of Health--Number of cases in New Mexico, number of tests given, cases by county, and links to testing sites: https://cv.nmhealth.org/
City of Las Cruces, COVID-19 Alerts--updated daily, local closures, where to get tested, community resources: http://las-cruces.org/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Access-Local-Coronavirus-Updates-here-74
Note: Be sure to click on "view all updates" (in red and on the right in the center column) to see all of the prior updates. There is a lot of information here.
More Information From the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--How to protect yourself, symptoms, who is at risk, and general resources. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
What to Do If You Are Sick--if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you have symptoms, these are the steps to take. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Disinfecting Your Home if Someone is Sick--How to clean and disinfect surfaces in your home, how to launder items, etc. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-your-home.html?fbclid=IwAR1nbuAmHd81W9xThTtbpOX_b_YZIijOsqivtQEwB4x7d1kvXKjtgao-yMA
I probably will add to this list as I think of more questions.