Archive for July 8th, 2005

The Comments are Getting Better Than the Blog

Which, of course, is the ideal of all my work.

Peter made a historical statement which was very interesting and dealt with what I had said about stirrups and saddles. It turns out Mark has horses and is very knowledgeable about them and he went into detail about the whole business of where a lance is couched and the use of stirrups.

Right or wrong, Peter will survive it.

I talked about bantams after Mark mentioned them and it turns out that Mike (I hope I got it right this time) raises chickens and uses bantam hens as mothers because they are good ones.

I think that’s the first time I ever even HEARD anyone talk about a bantam hen. It’s always “bantam rooster” like the one that jumped me in the verion of The Birds I went through sixty years ago.

People are really dumping out a lot of hard information. Some of it’s right, some of it’s wrong, but we just put it out on the table. I hope my own willingness to put it all out there and take the corrections or the guffaws has helped this process to occur.

Keep it up, gang!