Chickens in the ‘Hood

chicken coop in Llano Quemado

Every time we see this, it makes us feel so good! I wonder why?

Went for a four-mile hike in the neighborhood yesterday, since the pickup is still buried in the snowy driveway and I can’t get to the wilderness. It turns out that the two-mile turnaround point is completely out of town, however—all the way past Talpa on Rt. 518!—so I guess I made it, anyway. Just a few hundred yards from where we live, I came across our favorite chicken coop. There are a couple or three turkeys in there, too (closeup coming next). These folks’ woodpiles put mine to shame, you’ll notice. And off to the right, where you can’t see, is an acequia that runs most of the year. That’s why the willow (orange branches) is so happy.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • KarenK in Portland January 4, 2013, 4:26 PM

    We were so lucky to visit Taos again on December 30. Gorged ourselves on chile rellenos at Doc Martin’s and escaped before the most recent storm blew in. Now my soul is filled again!

    • JHF January 4, 2013, 9:26 PM

      Did you know the head chef’s first name is Zippy? Or did I make that up?!?

  • krishna das January 4, 2013, 6:57 PM

    good to know you didn’t break a sweat with the move — perhaps the zero degree weather helped on that level — as always, looking forward to your posts — das

    • JHF January 4, 2013, 9:28 PM

      The zero degree weather helps with focusing on staying alive!

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