Baby goats! And ducks and lambs and calves…
Charlotte said on May 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm
I want a donkey! I keep trying to convince Himself (who is not a fan of livestock) that we need a donkey. He could use it as a pack animal. They scare off coyotes. They’re so cute!
beb said on May 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm
You didn’t say where they are but since you’re often at Eastern Market I’ll assume they are there. After you select yougr goat, are they slaughtered on the spot. Yopu know, like they do with lobster?
Prospero said on May 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm
I’d love to make a home for that little burro. I’d get him some straw panniers like the ones in Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and gut my marketing down to one trip per month. The marking on his ears are really beautiful.
My ex and I once almost bought a house on the Green in a historic North Shore town near Boston, because 1. it was on the National Historic Register; 2. it was 25 min. from Downtown Boston by train and five min. from beach walking; and, 3. It had 2 acres and a barn with a resident goat that kept all of the lawns manicured. The goat, the beach, and the commute breeze wer all about equally attractive in my assessment.
Prospero said on May 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Right beb. Seriously fresh food.
JWfromNJ said on May 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm
basset said on May 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Prospero said on May 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm
Marshall Mathers on Cranbrook. Not impressed. Where’d Slim go, Redford? Or some redneck HS in Warren?
Appetizer for jerk goat and rice:
Prospero said on May 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm
In the USA, conservatives in general, and rich people in particular are mind-numbingly loath to accept the obvious reality that whether they are nouveau riche on their own accounts, or it was daddy’s money, the path to obscene wealth was paved and their asses were pampered, by the wealth creating characteristics of American institutions. i.e., the federal government, the American legal system, the highly malleable Tax Code, superior American infrastructure. Of course, these whited sepulchers end up acknowledging this debt in left-handed fashion by figuring out how to bail on all of their support systems once they’ve got theirs, Jack. Fracking ingrates pull chicken moves like this:
The saddest thing about these self-deporters is that they necessarily represent removing wealth from the system that produced it, without which their presumed entrepreneurial brilliance and fortitude and seed money would have produced a proverbial molehill of beans. In the end, when the rock and the turnip have both bled out, the last source of luchre is productivity of American workers, who are inevitably squeezed dry and left jobless and pensionless by the vulture capitalists, while wealth is redistributed upwards until the CEO:worker ratio hits 380:1. That is the squeezing the last dime out of the serfs step of the robber baron capitalist process. All that’s left for the wealth maximizing job destroyers is to avoid paying anything like a fair share of the costs of government and civilized society.
Crazycatlady said on May 20, 2012 at 12:11 am
There is a spot in Eastern Market where you choose your live chicken and they do the rest. Seriously. There are also Halal slaughterhouses there for Muslim customers. Me? I’ll stick with Rocky’s fresh roasted hot peanuts.
coozledad said on May 20, 2012 at 8:19 am
Pierce, on why there is no daylight between Brezhnev, Ceaucescu, Tito, Deng Xiaopeng, George Bush and Mitt Romney.
LAMary said on May 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm
I used to go to a place on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx where you choose a chicken or turkey or duck on the hoof and they got it ready for you. I was always a little uncomfortable about it. Not uncomfortable enough to stop doing it, but a little.
MichaelG said on May 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm
I saw something new at the farmers market today. Garbanzo beans. No, not in a can or dried in a little plastic bag or in a bulk bin. Garbanzo beans on the hoof. They grow on long, kind of frondy almost dill looking branches but with woody stems. The vendor sells the branches in bunches for a buck and a half each. The branches carry little green, oval almond sized pods and the garbanzos reside inside. One worries the pod open and lo, there it is: a pea sized, miniature green garbanzo. The old lady (“old lady”, listen to me) at the booth was really pushing them, raving about how good they were in salads and so forth. I ate a couple and they seemed a tad too green and grassy to me. Besides, persuading them all out of their pods was going to be a helluva lot of work, much worse than shucking peas. Pass. I’ll stick with the dried ones.
If anybody is interested in the annular eclipse that’s taking place today, a Sacto TV station will be streaming it live at KCRA.com . It will be at around 6:30 PDT. I’d recommend tuning in fifteen minutes or so early.
Edit: I don’t know why that isn’t coming up as a link but it’s an easy URL.
Prospero said on May 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm
Besides, persuading them all out of their pods was going to be a helluva lot of work, much worse than shucking peas. Why I can’t get on the endamame bandwagon. What a pain in the ass. Unless one is trying to lose weight through the sheer effort involved for something more or less in-sipid.
Charlotte and Raleigh as smut sumps. What say, cooze?
coozledad said on May 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Prospero: If they were ranking smaller towns by per capita consumption, and excluded the military bases, I’m willing to bet they’d find most of the spoogevilles would be concentrated in East Central NC, but that’s only a hunch.
My wife trolled the Lynchburg, VA Craigslist with the search term “Glory Hole”, and let me tell you, “Liberty” University is aptly named. The photographic evidence alone is worthy of a documentary. If porn sales even obliquely track the number of roadside, stumpside, and behind the barn encounters on offer, a 2% sales tax on DVDs could not only fix Virginia’s shitty road system, they could build a goddamn subway from Danville to DC.
Deborah said on May 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Greetings from Santa Fe, where we’ll be able to see the ring of fire solar eclipse at 6:30 this evening. Our room at the place we are staying has a west facing balcony. That’s where we’ll be, can’t wait!
Prospero said on May 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Protect your corneas, Deborah, and smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. Enjoy. I would love to see that.
Sherri said on May 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm
It’s not looking promising for any eclipse-viewing up here in the northwest corner; we’re cloudy and rainy.
brian stouder said on May 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Leaving aside the magnificent natural power on display via the Ring of Fire, look what happened when ol’ Nance – a force of nature in her own right – offered a sidelong snark of the Bee Gees…
(If this were three centuries ago in Salem, we’d have to see if she floats!)
And indeed, 62 years old sounds pretty young to me, anymore!
MichaelG said on May 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm
We’re five minutes or so from the full eclipse. It’s gotten a little dark and the light is weird. I took a quick look at the sun and got a glimpse of the incursion. The TV is doing a good job of covering things.
MichaelG said on May 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm
Suddenly, it’s really starting to get dim. Strange light. Outside. Moving fingers back and forth I can see the crescent sun. Kool. It’s getting a bit dimmer but not really dark. Still, TV has good coverage.
brian stouder said on May 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm
MichaelG, your tv link is superb!! Thanks for the share
MichaelG said on May 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm
We’re about 150 miles away from a perfect view but we get about 99%. The thing is at its peak and there are folks on the streets looking with fingers waving (it works) and pinhole cameras and glasses. It hasn’t gotten as dark as I had thought it would.
MichaelG said on May 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Well, now it’s basically over and the moon is sliding off to the upper left. It looks that way outside as well as on the TV. I’ll plan for the next one like I planned for this one. Not at all, but it worked out.
MichaelG said on May 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm
The light is getting brighter at almost seven PM. If you’re ready for that.
Deborah said on May 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm
In Santa Fe we made a pin hole camera from a ball point pen sleeve and a wine box from Trader Joes. It was not very effective. But later we were able to see the crescents in holding up our fingers forming circles. The sun is so bright here it was hard to see and I certainly wasn’t going to look directly at it.
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