Sable the barn cat is trying to get our baby goat Pickles to rub his belly (the big goats know how this works!). Poor Pickles is just puzzled... #angoragoats #goatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
1 hour ago
Time for another Pickles break. I think we're going to need quite a few Pickles breaks to get through this summer...
We have barn cats in all of our barns; this is Sable, who lives in the goat barn. Sable gets along extremely well with the goats. Look out the window, early in the morning, and you'll see him twining around his goat friends, who respond by rubbing his belly with their heads. (Our enormous draft horse Max does the same thing with the horse barn mouser, Vader, but I've never managed to get it filmed while they're at it.)
Well, here is Sable, trying to get Pickles to rub his belly. And Pickles is just plain confused. ... See MoreSee Less
4 hours ago
The cat tail is not very happy, kept waiting for more but Pickles was not to pushy!
Orienting new goats is hard work!
Writer (currently working on how we think about what makes us sick, for St. Martins). Farmer (goats, pigs, horses, sheep). Mother/wife/sister/daughter/person.
This is not a great day for #GeorgeFloyd, who only wanted to breathe. Or for his family or friends who wanted him to live. May Mr. Floyd pray for us in heaven, forgive us for the violence we did to him, and for the disgraceful lack of sorrow, mourning and remorse shown here. https://twitter.com/vladduthiersCBS/status/1268920235706458113
I had to clip this because it is unbelievable. President @realDonaldTrump just said this: “Hopefully, George is looking down right and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. It’s a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody.” #GeorgeFloyd
"Word salad of Marxism, anarchism, and existentialism." Yup. I love this piece.
'Imagine' is a bad, bad song
Why John Lennon's most famous piece of music is fundamentally nihilistic
It's a sad day when I comment on the protest/social distancing dilemma, and then can't figure out whether to spend my energy responding to the rampant racists, or the anti-science virus-denying conspiracists. Props to all the sane and compassionate people who've posted...
"We won’t live forever, but I am afraid/
some wrong citizen will mistake him for a scar on the neighborhood--"
Stay Safe by Luther Hughes | Poetry Magazine
The dog outside won’t stop swallowing the city
This is creepy. No identification, no insignia. If you're a DC resident, ask your mayor to investigate on your behalf. All law enforcement personnel should be badged...otherwise we have no way of knowing whether we're dealing with actual law, a private army, or imposters.
Back outside the White House. Today the perimeter has been pushed back another half block. Federal law enforcement of some kind, but they won’t identify themselves, and all insignias and name plates have been removed.