Monday, June 09, 2008

Which came first, the chicken or the Peep?

I meant to post this awhile back: It's downright amazing what people can do with a coupla boxes of Peeps (besides eating them.)

Chicken news of the weird

Sometimes when I'm roasting a chicken I wonder whether the hens out in the yard know what's going on in the house. Wonder what was going through this hen's pea-sized brain as she roosted outside a McDonald's.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


As I may have mentioned, many changes coming to the mountain, with the slicing and dicing of the farm down the road (now they've put in a flagpole), and new residents at the house up the road. Yesterday I heard something interesting: another rooster crowing in the distance. Could it be a rogue travelling rooster out in the woods?

Dan heard it, too.

"What did you do to that extra rooster?" I asked--I knew, but--I didn't know. Rooster reduction is the man's job. The rooster left one day in a pillowcase in the backseat of Dan's car and didn't return. Call me Carmela.

"I took him to the 'farmer in Vermont,'" he said. (This is the expression we used to tell our daughter.)

"You sure you didn't just drop him in the woods?"

"No, I'm sure," he said. So the mystery continues.

More on the topic of roosters today from's Celebritologist, Liz Kelly:

Also, my favorite tidbit from today's Morning Mix was the fact that Matthew McConaughey has a brother named "Rooster." I mean, why don't we just go one step further there? Also -- David Sedaris fans might be interested to know that Sedaris also has a brother who goes by "Rooster" and one of his stories about The Rooster's relationship with their dad is one of the funniest things you'll ever read. I'm linking to it now here, but trusting that you'll hold off on reading it until after the discussion: You Can't Kill the Rooster (David Sedaris, 1998)
Check it out. It's one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Sold a dozen eggs yesterday to a passerby who'd seen the sign I just put up at the bottom of the road. Three bucks a dozen. Then I get a copy of this week's New York magazine and see that we're at the low end of the pricing cycle!

Here's an interesting take on eggs at the supermarket.

And here's another take from Gourmet on eggs.