Heidi (in front) - The Staff to Rylie

Heidi (in front) - The Staff to Rylie
Heidi (in front) - The Staff to Rylie

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Aflockalypse Update

The mass bird deaths continue, and are apparently not limited to our country. Sweden had a similar situation in early January. Yankton, South Dakota is the latest place to experience a large number of sudden bird deaths, but it turns out our government is to blame. They poisoned them. Cammie sent me the link below, which has an article about it:


I came across the National Geographic article below saying all of these mass bird deaths are perfectly normal and happen all of the time. Have you ever heard of it happening before? I haven't. It seems to me that when large quantities of wildlife die suddenly, it's usually the result of something humans did.


I'll keep my ears and eyes open for any more mass bird deaths.

Rylie's Notes:

The Staff is in the dog house, or perhaps cat box is more appropriate. She comes home from the neighbor's house smelling of tuna and cat litter. When is Kit's staff coming back???

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Change to Comments

Just recently I discovered that only readers with Google email accounts could post comments to my blog, but that I could change this setting. So I did. Now all of you non-Google readers can post your comments, so feel free!

The sun is out this week, and I am loving it. After many days of foggy, misty, gray, it is finally sunny and warm.

Below is a photo of the Eastern Sierras I took last fall when I was driving along Highway 395 from Nevada to Southern California. I need to get my photos organized so that I can get them posted here. More to come.

Rylie's Notes:

The Staff has been consorting with the enemy. This week she is taking care of Kit, the neighbor's cat. This could be grounds for termination.

Monday, January 17, 2011


More dead birds, this time in Sonoma County, California. They are saying that more than 100 birds flew into a truck. Apparently there were a bunch of dead birds in Louisiana on January 3rd, too. They are saying the thousands that died on New Year's Eve in Arkansas were scared by fireworks, and flew into houses and buildings. Wouldn't that happen every New Year's Eve then, and all over the country? I'm just not buying it.

I've been working waaaaaay too much lately, but my project is wrapping up -- I think. There could be some more work popping up before it's laid to rest, but it looks like I have some time off this week. Yippeeeeeee!

Rylie's Notes:

The Staff has been glued to her computer way too much lately. I manage to drag her out a few times a day for walks and a quick squirrel chase here and there, but man -- she has been boring!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Something Fishy

Is anyone else concerned about the thousands of fish and birds that have been dropping dead lately in our country? The reasons being offered up for these mass deaths sound pretty lame to me. Blunt force trauma to thousands of birds because they suddenly all flew into a building or crashed into the ground? I don't think so. I would like to know what is REALLY going on, wouldn't you?

I got my propane line modified this week so that I can hook up an external propane tank. They don't fill motorhome propane tanks here, so I would have had to bring the motorhome out to fetch it otherwise. So far, everything seems to be working pretty well. Francisco did a good job.

Work has been keeping me pretty busy, but this project could wrap up in another week or two. Then what??? Stay tuned...

Rylie's Notes:

Someone has a big birthday coming up this week, and she appears to be in denial about it.