Sunday, February 14, 2010
San Francisco Fire and Earthquake
I must say that I am a little sad that Great Generals week is over. I enjoyed the lively discussions and comments. Appears the matter of the unpleasantness of '61 is still not settled in some people's mind. Anyway, we start a new week with this picture, from the great earthquake and fire of 1906 in San Francisco. The picture shows the hospital near the Union Ferry building. You can see smoke from the city in the background.
Several have asked about the peacocks and chickies. Sorry I do not have a picture for you this morning, but I can report that Handsome is getting a nice set of tail feathers coming in, and he spends quiet a lot of time strutting around all day. When he starts that business Lovie gets mad, and goes over and pecks him hard on the head. The chickies are all grown up, and are looking pretty much like full size chickens. I am sad to report that egg production has been somewhat disappointing. Total egg count to date is 0 eggs produced. I have a real good friend that has a little "farm" in Palo Alto, California. He has 10 chickens. He says his egg production is excellent. He is married to a wonderful woman from Vietnam. He says she runs a tight ship, and any chicken that does not produce an egg two days in a row goes in the soup pot. He says he is getting about six eggs a day from each chicken. So, maybe I need to go to that system and see if production increases.