Monday, November 20, 2023

Goose Poop on an Oriental Rug

Well, they didn't stay small and fluffy for long.

Soon the geese were feathered enough to go outside.

During the day they grazed.  But what to do at night?  All the duck houses were full!

No problem.  That spare dog crate in the garage worked just fine.  And because the garage floor tends to be a little slippery a nice rug was set down so the geese could enter and exit their bed without any slip and falls.  

The poop?  Just had to give that rug a good shake, a little soap and water then dry it in the sun.  All garage rugs should look so good. 

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 89

 Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  We're doing something a little different today.  Jimmy Buffet died September 1, 2023.  You don't have to be a Parrothead to participate.

What is your favorite Jimmy Buffett song?  I'll go first.   Mine is Why Don't We get Drunk and Screw.


Cheeseburger in Paradise.


Changes in Latitudes


Boat Drinks


I can't pick a favorite.

His songs promote an unhealthy and hedonistic lifestyle.  

Maybe if you slipped a little rum in your carrot juice

now and then you wouldn't be such a sanctimonious killjoy.

Can't argue with that.  How about some 

exit music, Pencil Thin Mustache followed by It's 5 o'clock Somewhere 

RIP Jimmy

Sunday, August 20, 2023

BDR Update

 Here it is August already at the Bad Dog Ranch.

In addition to our regular flock of ducks, we've added a couple of geese.   Here they are at about three days old.

Here they are a couple months later.

They don't have their grown-up feathers yet but are molting, so they're working on it.

The groundskeeper/flock manager reports that it is true that geese have a different attitude than ducks.  She handled the geese when they were very young so that they would be used to her getting into their personal space (she does this with the ducks too).  Now the geese follow her around!  

These ducks, raised in the brooder right next door to the geese, do not follow the flock manager around.

These are Rouens.  They will look like stocky Mallards when fully grown.  

Like the geese, they don't yet have their grown-up feathers.

Meanwhile, the elder ducks are taking the invasion of youngsters in stride.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 86

 Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  We have been on hiatus for a long time.  It started with the COVID lockdowns.  We were, of course, deemed nonessential. Now, we're back at it.  On to our question.

What did you do during the lockdowns?


                             I spent some time thinking about the meaning of life and stuff. 

Hostmaster:  Fluffy? 

 I wrote a book.

Hostmaster:  Bryan?

I took up day drinking.

Hostmaster:  Cyndi?

I supported the efforts to keep everyone safe.

Hostmaster:  fascinating.  Molly got deep, Byran got drunk, Fluffy got busy, Cyndi became a Karen.  I must say you guys are predictable.  I took a trip cross country, as the crow flies, so to speak.  There are advantages to being a bird, that's for sure. 

What lovely things did you see and do?

That's classified.  This round is now over for security reasons.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Happy Belated Holidays


I have been severely remiss about posting lately.  Lately- as in for weeks and months.  

Here is a shot of me taken by The Handsome One to thank the in-laws for their Christmas gifts. 

It may seem strange that a festive wreath is displayed next to shelves in a basement.  Actually, it's hanging from Malcom's enclosure.

From Malcom and all of us here at Bad Dog Ranch,

The Lord bless and keep you: The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you: The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.              -Numbers 6:24-26

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Turkey Walk

 A Turkey struts across the lawn.

A gang of youngsters join in.

Here's a group of adults wandering around.

Now they're marching in the back nine.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Meet Me Tonight Near the Compost Pile


There is a pair of eyes down that trail.  The racoon facing those eyes looks to be alert.

Is this a showdown of some sort?

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Trail Camage 26

 Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow 

Mr. Sparrow sings

A cat bird drops by.

There are baby birds to feed.

This requires frequent trips.

Mr. Sparrow on guard.

Mrs. Sparrow feeding one of the brood.

And another.