Author Archives: Steely Dan Reader

About Steely Dan Reader

Four decades of interviews and reviews about Steely Dan.

We’ve moved the Blog!

Sept. 5, 2012 Hi everyone. We’ve consolidated the “Notes From the Back Pasture” blog into the rest of our web site. Follow the link and you’ll find our blog, our cute lamb photos and our brand new online store. Thanks … Continue reading

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Ramblin’ man

August 25, 2012 Diego, one of our two Great Pyr livestock guardian dogs, provides the gruff ruff of authority in the pasture. He greets all perceived threats – be they grazing horses, hot-air balloons, distant coyote howls or imaginary late-night … Continue reading

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Wool duet

July 6, 2012 When I retired a year ago, I looked ahead with great anticipation to hobbies, new and old, that I would cultivate. In college, I was a tournament-level chess player, but I had hardly touched the board since … Continue reading

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What’s yours is mine

June 16, 2012 All was quiet in the pasture. But the ominous sound of distant thunder was a harbinger for the unrest that was about to be unleashed.

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New chickens arrive

May 22, 2012 When a friend was overwhelmed with her chickens, we agreed to help. So now we have three white leghorns joining our five Rhode Island reds. One of the three new chickens These leghorns are a different bird … Continue reading

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If sheep could talk

May 9, 2012 And now we present “Finding Effie,” a one-act play by the Sun and Wind Farm Players.

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Summing up the Class of 2012

May 7, 2012 Tilly, the last of the ewes, finally lambed on Friday morning. She is flighty and a first-time mom, so we fretted ahead of time about the state of her mothering skills. She gave birth out in the … Continue reading

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