department-for-odds-and-endsMerriam Webster defines “odds and ends” as 1. a. miscellaneous articles b. miscellaneous small matters to be attended to, and 2. miscellaneous remnants or leftovers. We have a drawer in the kitchen – I’m sure you do to – that contains all types of odds and ends… rubber bands, twisty ties, bread wrapper clips. If you’re looking for one of something, there is a good chance you’ll find it in there. This post will be a bit like that – an odd bit of miscellany here or there that doesn’t really fit into any other article. I just want to draw your attention to the logo at right and the motto for the “Federal Department of Odds and Ends” – sweepus underum carpetae. The photos I’ll post might very well have been swept under the digital carpet – except now they will find a home here. Don’t expect much.

FullSizeRender - 2019-10-15T164049.739Let me start by sharing this photo that I wasn’t even aware of until this afternoon. That’s Sue’s foot, size 8ish, next to a snake skin. The skin was shed while the snake went down into the hole that is near Sue’s heel – so we don’t know exactly how long said snake was in its entirety, nor do we know what type of snake it was. Sue stumbled upon this while she was mowing the verge by the front gate a few days ago. Interesting bit of an end.

FullSizeRender - 2019-10-15T164031.499This next photo was also taken by Sue, just this morning at sunrise. It shows the mottled, clouded sky, but also the interesting layer of fog down along the base of the Mountains. I’m leaving it large so that you can see what I’m talking about. It almost looks like you’re looking at a lake in the distance. We see this, periodically, in the mornings, but it’s rare that the fog intrudes that far north (which, in this photo, is left). You see the Mexico Mountains on the right and the Mule Mountains, US, on the left. In between is Hwy 92 which goes out to Bisbee. Interesting bit of odd.

IMG_4848That brings us to this cute little end. I keep talking about Maeve and Baby, how they are such an odd pair; here they are. They were in some deep shade, so I lightened the photo quite a bit. Maeve is the black and white Banty (Millefleure – maybe) to the right, and Baby is some kind of huge red and white hen. Huge hen, and she’s still just a pullet. Maeve has been a great teacher to Baby, they go everywhere together now. It’s quite a cute little pairing.

That rather completes the odds and ends for today. Three is enough. We’ll probably do this post periodically, so keep an eye out for OaE2. Until then, as always~
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Today’s Weather: Another warm fall day. High was 82°. Currently, at 5:15 p.m., it is 79° with winds from the North at 3 mph, humidity at 23%, barometric pressure reading 29.86 inHg. Overnight low is predicted to be 51°, but we’re really more like 57-59°. It was 60° when I went out at 6:30 this morning. Sunrise, today, was at 6:24 and Sunset will be at 5:48.

Egg Report: Monday – 24 chicken, 2 duck.  Tuesday – 18 chicken, 2 duck.