Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Our hen has been setting for weeks now. I was about ready to shoo her off the nest and toss the eggs in the compost pile because the peeps should have arrived a week ago.
When I went down there this morning, there was a tiny black peep that was not much bigger than a humming bird.
I tried to maneuver in close to get a photo but the mama hen wouldn't have any part of it. She ran interference and when I tried to defy her, she fluffed out her feathers and made this menacing guttural sound that said, I will peck your eye sockets clean.  The mama hen is not that big, but she sounded like she meant it so I stepped away.
The other hen is setting too, but unfortunately, she's setting on the golf ball that I leave in the nest. So, she may be there for a while.
I took the morning off and did a little fly fishing.  I bought a new rod and reel. The old one was given to me by my dad before he died in 1986.
The old rig served me well, but when I made casts with it, the fly would only go about 30 feet. This meant I had to wade further into the stream to get the fly out to the fish.
With the new rod and reel, I was casting 90 feet without really trying. The technology is remarkable. I caught and released 10 trout before noon.
My head got blazed, because I forgot my hat. I know, I know, that is a goofy thing to do. I will promise you, this won't happen again.
My lovely spouse wrote a post last night entitled 10 Thinks I like About Myself.  I think it is a very good exercise. I might give that a shot myself.
If you haven't followed her blog, I really wish you would consider it because she writes well and has some great ideas. Plus, she has 97 Followers and we're going to celebrate when she breaks 100.
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Have a great Wednesday evening.


  1. I just had a poke about on your wife's blog and I liked what I saw - she has 98 now :)

    Also, I feel a little sad for your hen sitting on her golf ball.

  2. I do enjoy Jilda's blog and I'm already a follower but good luck on the 100! Have fun with that new fishie stuff..that's a technical term you know.

  3. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Hooray for peeps! Glad you had a great time fishing. :) I'll have to check Jilda's blog out.

  4. Yay!!!! Jilda' got her 100th follower!!!!! Hooorah!!

    Oi! Leave those hens alone!! :-) Take care

  5. I posted my list on my blog this morning. AND I am the 101st follower, which should be a celebration since your blog is Life 101! ~:)

    Poor hen on the golf ball. :P But happy you can stay closer to the shore for fishing. I am always amazed at the new things that people create, and how much easier things are today than when I was a kid!

  6. I often wonder if you and Jilda are writing simultaneously, sitting side by side on some of your postings. Just random. I was so delighted to discover Jilda's blog, and have been following since. Congrats to her on her 100th. I find her postings very thought provoking.

  7. Thanks all for helping Jilda hit her milestone.
    @ Sush, yes she has a laptop on a desk that sits next to my desk.
    I spend a great deal of time tapping keys trying to of something to write about.
    When she sits down, she starts typing away. I can hear the keys clicking like castanets.
    It drives me crazy :)


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