We wrap up our tour of the Middle East this week with this picture from the late 1800's. It shows a Bedouin in traditional clothing. If you look to the lower right of the photograph, you can see the hilt of his sword. I have enjoyed looking through all these pictures, but we will move on to a new topic next week.
DOMESTIC UPDATE: Project Peacock took another unexpected turn yesterday. Mrs. PJM revealed additional details of her vision for our peacock society. Mrs. PJM sat me down and wanted to talk about a Peacock House for the new flock. I had imagined that we would let them roam the property and roost in the trees, but her thought was that they needed a home of their own. I started describing an idea I had involving large cardboard boxes, and duct tape. She disagreed, expressing concerns about safety, longevity, and the potential of such a setup detracting from the overall ambiance of our home. She also said that leaving them on our screened in porch was not a long term solution, and that I had to go make arrangements for a proper peacock house.
Mrs. PJM insisted on the following specifications:
1) Green Metal Roof that matches roof on our house
2) Concrete foundation/floor
3) Painted to match the colors of our home
4) Fenced in area with mini-peacock door
5) Proper ventilation
6) Perches and Nesting Boxes
7) Little ramp leading to door.
Realizing that I do not want to jeopardize the tractor, I figured I better go make arrangements for something. I went to this place in town that builds custom little storage buildings. I showed them the plans, and they gave me a price. Are you ready for this . . . . $3,157. Add that to the peacock food from yesterday, and we are up to $3,354.
I REPEAT: There is no such thing as FREE PEACOCKS.