Thursday, January 14, 2021

Audrey Gets Dressed Up For the New Year

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. 

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Books Read in 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

Brown: Inferno (Robert Langdon #4)

Brown: The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3)

Brown: Origin (Robert Langdon #5)

Church: The House at Otowi Bridge

Conroy: The Water is Wide

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

Grafton: W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone #23)

Grafton: Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25)

Grisham: Camino Island (Camino Island #1)

Grisham: Camino Winds (Camino Island #2)

Grisham: The Firm

Grisham: The Guardians

Grisham: The Pelican Brief

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)

Hiaasen: Strip Tease. Audio

Hoffman: Magic Lessons (Practical Magic #0.1)

Millet: The Children's Bible

Patterson: The Summer House

Winton: The Riders