Friday, June 28, 2013

Random 5 Friday

These photos were taken a few months ago.   I think the coast may be the only place to escape this heat wave.

1.    In California, our primetime television is from 8 to 11 rather than 7 to 10.   I rarely stay up until 11 because this time of year I wake up around 5 or 5:30.   This week I got involved with 2 movies that weren't ended until 11 and so I missed the last 30-45 minutes.   Now I have to find them somewhere so I can finish them.   One of them involved hobo camps in the 1930's.

2.    I did all I could to solve the problem of the heat wave for my chickens.   With the tarps and shade cloths, the chicken yard looks like a hobo camp.   I should have taken photos.   I wouldn't be surprised to see them huddled about cooking up some hobo stew with worms and bugs and such.

3.    I grew up in a small town in Iowa.   It's very near a town named Britt that hosts the National Hobo Convention.   I've never attended but I remember talk about hobos when I was growing up.   You don't hear about them anymore.   

4.    Moving away from the hobo theme....I baked some cod with bread crumbs last night.   It was very boring and definitely needed something else for flavor.   I will have to search for cod recipes, although the oven is not going to be turned on again for a long long time because it's too hot.

5.     I had a travel trailer about 10 years ago.   I took it to horse shows, which I attended more frequently, and stayed there rather than a hotel.   I loved that trailer.   I could live in a nice travel trailer for a summer, hook it up near the coast and cook outside on a small grill.   Doesn't that sound delightful?   

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I could live in a trailer by the sea. No problem. :)

Mary said...

Chicken hobos! Yes, i can picture them! :)

Yes, the trailer idea sounds lots of fun. :)

Have a beautiful weekend. And try to stay cool!

TexWisGirl said...

i would NEVER have turned on my oven in your heat! ugh!

Cindy D. said...

Ha ha Hobo chicken camp! too funny!

I think we still hear about them but they are called "homeless".

I used to live in a little travel trailer. It was very old and the floor measured 6x10. I loved my little trailer, so I can relate.

Anonymous said...

I think some hobos in during our childhood may have chosen to be hobos and hop the trains to get around the countryside. Much different than the homeless of today who seem to have mental issues or simply cannot afford a home. I think our brother may have dressed up as a hobo one halloween. It was politically correct then to do so.

Stay cool chickens! Stay cool my feathered friends.

W. Latane Barton said...

Since I seem to be older than most of you on blogger I faintly remember a hobo coming to our home once. During the Depression good family men hoboed from their homes to anyplace they could find work. this one was such a man. He wanted to do some work for us in exchange for something to eat. We had food, he cut wood. It worked out well.

Lynne said...

I lived not far from Britt, Iowa! I wasn't a Hobo though!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Interesting post. I have a tiny little trailer myself but have not been away in it for some time. Have a great weekend. Margaret

Rebecca said...

I used to live on my sailboat in Marina Del Rey. Inside there were only about 4 steps. But outside I had the whole Pacific Ocean

val's alentejo said...

Great idea.. I have often thought of that Denise..
getting a trailer and taking my dogs and ho boing it near the beach..
great photos.
happy july..

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