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Walt and I just returned from a weekend of manning our Laverme’s Worms booth at the Living Green Expo at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. I usually spend the day after such a venture in a fugue state, and yesterday was no exception. So here are a few thoughts that I would have written down yesterday, if I’d been capable of thought:

While I was scurrying around on Friday, preparing for the Expo, I couldn’t help noticing that our oldest hen, a four year old Barred Rock, was on her last, scaly legs. She hadn’t managed to totter into the henhouse the night before, so had spent the night in the hens’ coolhouse in the yard. Walt hadn’t counted feathery heads on Thursday evening when he closed up the henhouse, and hadn’t noticed that a hen was missing. Read the rest of this entry »

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