Vulture & Chickens on Memorial Day

Vulture is readying herself to leave us.  I am very sad about this. She and Briggi are my last two remaining hens from my very first flock in 2013. All this year she has been showing signs of her advancing age.  This spring, Briggi recommenced the laying of eggs just as she always has.  Vulture…

60 Days…Day 13

The scale actually moved down a pound today.  I could not believe it. I had just finished telling Andrew, “If this thing refuses to budge again today, I am throwing it out and buying a new scale.”  Begrudgingly, I guess I must admit that my scale works. I was unbelievably sore today from the horsey…

60 Days…Day 5

Today involved quite a lot of chaos – challenges at work, challenges working out, and then getting ready for a big dog show weekend. I only had time to briefly stop in the gym and tried to fit in a quick run.  I confess that I made it one tiny mile before my right achilles…

Salad: The Holy Grail of the Human Diet

Salad, at its most fundamental level, is that unassuming concoction of produce, tossed together with a dressing, whose prominence is so frequently overshadowed by its richer, fattier or more sugary meal time companions.  Even the venerable William Shakespeare’s Cleopatra lamented, “My salad days, when I was green in judgment,” and thereby coined the term to…