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They look angelic, don't they?  Well, don't be fooled.  These little javelinas are plotting to get into my greenhouse and eat chili peppers.  They've done it twice, ate the leaves clean off the jalapenos and broke the main stems.  But jalapenos are almost as tough as pigs.  I watered the remnants and they grew back.  They're like small trees now.

This blog is now linked to my blog on goodreads, but I don't think it works the other way around.  What I write on goodreads doesn't appear here.  I'm still trying to figure out what it means to have a friend on the new site.  Or a follower.

Harold has almost finished working on the paperback version of A New Year's Tale.  Now we are trying to see how cheap we can make it.  Yes, I said cheap.  The ebook sells for 99 cents.  Sometime, if we get poor again, we'll have to put up the price.  Right now, though, we have enough money to be happy.  The publisher, Create Space, has a limit to how low we can go, but we can arrange a book giveaway once I figure out how this can be done.  The other thing we might do is create our own publishing imprint, using Create Space.  I think Scorpion House sounds nice.

Spring is here and I saw ten Gambel's Quail running across the driveway this morning.  They were headed for a bush and huddled underneath to be safe from hawks.  And boy, do we have hawks!  I've been told we have the highest density of raptors of anywhere in the country.