Category Archives: General

Another reason to hate Toys R Us

On the very few occasions that I have had to go to Toys R Us, I always walk out feeling assaulted by the noise of both the toys and the ads on the loudspeaker, the colorful injection molded plastic crap … Continue reading

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What are you looking at?

This is a very rare glimpse at our orange boys Lucius and Fontaine together from close range (for skittish barn cats). More typically, one just sees their hindquarters running away as fast as possible.

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First ice

The pond has just the thinnest bit of ice on its surface this morning.

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We get signal!

I’ve had no luck getting wifi signal any distance outside of the house, no matter where in the house I’ve situated wireless access points or which of the basic residential antennae I’ve tried to use. Last week’s goat health drama … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Winterizing

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Suspect claims

“Handle Guard”, it says. “Prevents Handle Damage”. Hrm.

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Rainbow!

We had a cool and rainy afternoon, but the sun peeked out just before it set.  I was picking apples from the tree by the shed in advance of the hard freeze predicted for tomorrow night, and the kids had … Continue reading

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Fall morning

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Ring my bell

When we first thought about moving I could not get the idea of a big school bell out of my head. My father-in-law found this bell in an antique store and he got a new handle made and repainted it … Continue reading

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Tree Swing!

Since even before we moved in, Amy has wanted a tree swing. Actually, Amy wants lots of tree swings, to be used for various photo shoot locations (and also for fun, I suppose). We decided to start with one, though, … Continue reading

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