May 31, 2011

Where's Meade?

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He's out with the chickens! And the tent and the bikes. In Nashville, Indiana. And it's time to get home.

31 comments:

David said...

Things are still ducky at Meadehouse.

Big Mike said...

Is that your car in the background? You were writing about getting a Toyota FJ a few months ago, but that vehicle in no way resembles an FJ.

David said...

Whoops. Not Ducky. Meade has chickened out.

Shouting Thomas said...

Don't look like no chickens to me!

Gretchen said...

Um, those are guineas...

Scott M said...

I got the absolute worst sunburn of my life in Nashville, IN. That will happen when you're 15, stupid, red-headed, and spend most of the midday out on the lake in a canoe.

So...I had to lurch through Nashville's picturesque touristy downtown with second-degree burns from shoulders to waist. My family seemed to enjoy it, but I was in agony. This incident encapsulates my very pro-shade/anti-sun agenda.

Shouting Thomas said...

Interesting info about guinea hens from Wikipedia:

This is a family of insect and seed-eating, ground-nesting birds that resemble partridges, but with featherless heads, though both members of the genus Guttera have a distinctive black crest, and the Vulturine Guineafowl has a downy brown patch on the nape...

The species for which the information is known are normally monogamous, mating for life. However, occasional bigamy has been recorded for the Helmeted Guineafowl...

chickenlittle said...

Meade's hanging with chickens, scythes and RHHardin?

Don't you fear the reaper?

Crimso said...

Great uncle was born in Nashville IN. IIRC, nearby Brown County State Park is quite beautiful. A favorite location for fall leaf color watchers.

Fred4Pres said...

Those are guinea hens.

Fred4Pres said...

Gretchen got it first, but Shouting Thomas recognized something was wrong.

Gunieas are good for keeping deer tick populations down. And screaming if someone comes into your yard.

Shouting Thomas said...

Guinea hens crying out for lost chickens. Guinea hens are evidently empaths.

Tag line: "The guinea hens will not shut up!"

Sadly, I must go to work.

Ann Althouse said...

The pic was done with an iPhone. I tweaked the hell out of it to try to bring out some detail.

The car is a Honda CRV. The FJ Cruiser, which I thought looked really cool is actually bulky and with bad visibility. Plus a Toyota would not be Zimbrick. I love Zimbrick. Madisonians know what I'm talking about.

Fred4Pres said...

The FJ Cruiser has notoriously bad visability. And it runs on premium gas only. Forget that.

ET1492 said...

Guineas love to eat stink bugs, I've been told.

I talked to someone recently about the stink bug problem we have in Pennsylvania, and she told me her chickens love to eat them. She also said that the stink bug diet does not seem to affect the taste of chicken flesh or eggs.

Scott M said...

I talked to someone recently about the stink bug problem we have in Pennsylvania

I thought that problem ended when Arlen Specter lost.

Scrutineer said...

Where's Meade? He's out with the chickens! And the tent and the bikes.

Sounds like an Eggagog guest post.

James said...

Wow...that pic brings back memories.

I lived in Columbus, IN and drove through Nashville weekly on IN-46 to get to Bloomington. The scenery is simply stunning out there.

The locals would tell me the area is "Klan country" but no one ever bothered me. I don't remember ever seen another black person out there though.

pbAndj said...

Wouldn't that small VW be a better option, when compared to the FJ or CRV?

I don't know much about it. But, the bigger VW (Touareg) is great! W/ the diesel you can tow nearly eight thousand pounds. And, it gets around thirty miles on a gallon. And, even though it's very nice when loaded up w/ options, it's less costly and less flashy than an Audi or Porsche. It's perfect (unless you can afford, and want, the turbo Porsche--that thing is awesome for a street car, it can even take a pretty good thrashing on a track).

edutcher said...

Meadhouse getting back to Nature.

Reliving those wild and crazy days of courtship on the road.

I just hope no one got anything important sunburned.

PS So Ann really was thinking about picnicking and a snuggle afterwards when she photographed that old tree.

windbag said...

Gretchen wins Fowls for $500.

The neighbors' guineas used to come pecking through the yard, scaring the daylights out of our cats. They're the best watch dogs around; you wouldn't believe the racket those things make when disturbed.

Ann Althouse said...

We test drove the VW options and preferred the Honda.

Some of these SUVs are uncomfortably large, and the interiors are... well, they seemed designed for other people. I couldn't identify with the ambience.

We bought the CRV with a tent designed to attach to the car (or not).

Ann Althouse said...

"So Ann really was thinking about picnicking and a snuggle afterwards when she photographed that old tree."

He's on a mountain biking weekend with his mountain biking friends. I'm grading exams and waiting for him to get home.

Doug Wright said...

Althouse: This is off topic but necessary, necessary I say!

Whatever you do about your blog hosting, do consider using a comment format that allows us to "reply" to a previous comment. Blackfive.net uses that commenting format, as does pajamasmedia.com, at least on its Victor Davis Hanson articles. What I like about that format, is that it clearly allows threads within a set of comments, which really facilitates conversations. Your blogs is quite well known, IMHO, for such conversations, except in its current format, the conversations can be difficult to follow and do lose the main thrust of some article postings.

Just a thought, submitted for your consideration.

T.K. Tortch said...

As others stated above, Guinea Hens are excellent watchdogs. When I was a kid my Cousin Tom had a farm with a yard stocked with chickens, peacocks and guineas. They would collectively raise a tremendous racket if anything strange appeared. Like say, one of my bird dogs - guineas smell like game to 'em.

Also, it seemed the guineas only had any kind of intelligence as a herd. Individually, dumb as hammers. Dumber than the chickens, for sure.

Deborah said...

Was he riding with these guys?

Big Mike said...

I thought it might be a CR-V. Did you get it with AWD?

Ann Althouse said...

It has wad. Can't remember whether that was optional. The main options I remember getting were the tent and the bike rack, but I think there was also some kind of large wheels/ruggedness package.

Ann Althouse said...

Awd. Sorry that got autocorrected to "wad" -- which seems rude.

dick said...

Lovely area in Indiana. Lots of interesting things around there.

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