I attended a Cisco Systems Inc. event at Gillette Stadium this past Thursday. We were inside and had a terrific view looking down on the field. The event was a busy one, but the ground crew looked equally as busy outside.
The Sparrows were already on their seats waiting for the game to begin -
A young college dweeb sat next to me on the MBTA Commuter rail the other morning. Fortunately, it was a three person seat, so he was on one end and I the other.
It wasn't long after he got situated did I notice him digging in his nose, UGH DISGUSTING! He then proceeded to lower his hand and flick his findings off. Now at this point I'm beyond disgusted but said nothing. However, when he went in for a second drilling but this time choosing to smear his findings off on the seat I let him have it! I lit him up on a very quiet train. Thankfully, he got up and left. Chances were VERY high that had he stayed and had he said a word back in any form of justification he was going to have more issues with his nose...
People are so selfish and inconsiderate and think only of themselves, it's sad.
As expected the shorter days and cold weather has triggered a shutdown for the ladies of the coop.
This time of year they usually go through a molt. As a part of that process they also stop laying eggs. Out of 8 chickens one is still laying, so we're getting an egg each day.
The eggs are coming out with a fancy end or tail, see pics below. These are calcium deposits. There are many reasons this can occur, from the chickens age, lack of day light (shorter days), temperature, etc.
No cause for alarm. The eggs are still good and edible, in fact they're delicious! We'll keep an eye an watch this but suspect it'll correct itself over time. Certainly makes for interesting egg shells.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my company is moving into a new building in 2018. The new location 100 Federal Street, pictured above, is kitty corner from our current location. I took this picture looking out the window from the 14th floor of our current building.
This pic shows why this building is known to by local Bostonian's as the pregnant building.
The blue window posters at street level, newly hung, are to let passerby's know about the construction and that we're coming.
Exciting. Looking forward to getting involved with the move and seeing what our new space will look like.
Pulled into the MBTA Commuter Rail parking lot in Norfolk yesterday morning and saw this. What an arrogant dipstick, REALLY?!
I can understand wanting to protect your vehicle from the other aholes who will inevitably open their door into the side of your car, However, parking like this in the busiest section of the lot AND on a corner spot to boot, not to mention that the front of the vehicle sticking into the travel lane is douchbagish!
If you need to park like this have some common courtesy and respect for others and do so in a section of the parking lot that has minimal traffic and plenty of open spaces, NOT in the front row.
Spent yesterday in Marshfield helping out my farmer friend.
A project that should had been started months ago instead of waiting for the cold weather to arrive.
The plan is for this to be his new temporary greenhouse. This will allow him to winter his many, many plants, of which is has a great assortment. Several more posts need to be set, then the support joists but most of the manual labor aspects of the project are done. We simply ran out of daylight.
That's a woodstove under the brown tarp and his anticipated source of heat once covered.
Another trip will be in order once the 100' roll of plastic arrives, which promises to be quite a challenge to open, fold in half and put in place.
Thought I had an eyelash causing my discomfort the other day but nope! As you can see in the picture I had a bubble, UGH! It didn't float around, rather remained in the same spot and it was annoying for sure. It lasted for the day but was gone after a good nights sleep. However, it came back a couple days later. Made an appointment to see my eye doctor and of course the bubble was NOT there during the exam, nope no traces! I has come back once more since but that was over a week ago. Weird.
Good thing I had the above picture to show the doctor. She was VERY impressed and asked me to pass this along to JoAnne who took the pic. So, photo credits to JoAnne!!
This is the first time in all the years that we've raised chicken that we saved the egg shells.
We dried them out, then crushed them by hand, as seen in the above photo. The shells were then added to the chickens feed for added calcium, which aides in strengthening their egg shells. A nice way to save a couple bucks versus buying calcium supplements but also nice to re-purpose.
I agree with the old adage that "fences make good neighbors". I have NO regrets putting up the fence even though our neighbors did and it was the bases for our falling out. No loss there!
The other day was VERY windy with gusts up to 40+ miles per hour. The winds were blowing so hard that it stripped most of the leave off our ornamental pear trees. The winds were blowing towards the south east and as a result and bonus dumped most of the leaves onto the neighbors lawn on the other side of the fence!