Family

By the Side Door

May 24, 2017 Family, Nature

Some of the pretty things Jerie has growing around our side door ..

Winter Spring Pond Diary

May 23, 2017 Family, Nature, Trapping

Tue May 23 Nice Last night … there were 5 new water lilies just breaching the surface with 1-2 pads.  Here’s a couple of those … No signs of decimation in the existing lilies.  Looking good.  Two different views … Saw a minnow.  And – always seeing activity under the lily pads. That’s either the minnows or blue gills.  Pretty sure it’s the minnows though.  But the surface is so occluded with stuff from the surrounding trees and shrubs that visibilityRead More

Blossoms, Branches and …

May 3, 2017 Family, Nature

In bloom New growth Of interest Visitors  and …  

Snow Dogs

February 3, 2017 Family, Nature

One cold winter’s day, down by the pond … Not far from the hammock … Two labs were making their way through the snow … When one stopped for a snack … And although Charlie eventually ran some circles round Miles, Miles still had the last word …

Homemade Italian Bread Tonight …

December 16, 2016 Family

Just out of the oven, and just in time for dinner.

A Table Saw, Some Memories

November 20, 2016 Family

Bought a new table saw this year – for the safety features.  And retired my dad’s old Delta Homecraft, pictured above (no safety features).  I still have it, tucked away under the basement stairs now … because I cannot part with it. He did so much, with that saw.  I was witness to almost all of it. Looking at the Delta – all cast iron and steel.  Still cuts as true as ever.  Just a tad unsafe to use, by today’s standards.Read More

Jan n Jims – from the Air

September 24, 2016 Drones, Family

Took this on labor day, at Jan and Jims place.

Something new …

August 5, 2016 Family, Nature

Miles in the Blackberries

July 28, 2016 Family, Nature

  While picking blackberries today …

Cats, water lilies and muskrats

June 27, 2016 Family, Nature, Trapping

I planted water lilies again, this year. Even though the muskrats cleaned us out last year – including all cattails, and most phrags.  Pretty much all the pond growth, eaten away at the roots.  Leaving a huge mass of dead rotting vegetation behind. I tried trapping them last year – to no avail.  Got no muskrats.  And they got all living plant matter in the pond. This brings me to the cats … No, not this one.  That’s Boris –Read More