Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bird on a wire


Yep, definitely an American Kestrel. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

All hail the American Kestrel!!!


Behold this most noble bird, my fine feathered friend!
This magnificent American Kestrel just captured the nasty little rat who was nibbling at my tomatoes. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 24, 2006



The bald eagle is back on exhibit at the Thompson Park Zoo. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Proof of a benevolent Goddess

Or, at the very least, proof of the benefits of supplementing the soil with epsom salts.


A small segment of my tomato harvest. (That's pronounced to-MAH-to!) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Do you ever feel "Left" out?

Well, today, I don't! It's Left Handers Day 2006!

Greetings and salutations to my fellow lefties, including JP's Momma and Poppa!

Friday, August 11, 2006



Pleasent Valley Buffalo Ranch, Cape Vincent, NY 11 August 2006 Posted by Picasa

Pair of Osprey


Perch River Wildlife Management Area, Jefferson County, NY 11 August 2006 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Uh-Oh. Another idea to tickle and nag me!

I have a new obsession: Miniature cows. Specifically, I'd like a Miniature Jersey.

Yes, I know. It's all fodder for my commitment hearing.


The budget for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center will be cut in half this year.

As I have mentioned earlier, this is a particularly important issue for my family.

In other news, it turns out that the removal of the lipoma was not the directly responsible for my husband's improved mental status. It appears that it was the local nerve block in the scalp. As the anaesthesia wore off, Steve's pain returned. Still, it's given us a starting point. The surgeon said "A-Ha! A trigger point! Let's get you a referral to the pain clinic and try to replicate these results!" In the interim, some relief has been achieved through visits to a Trigger Point/Myofascial Release Therapist.

The pain relief brought about by the nerve block shores up the theory that my husband's health issues are the afteraffect of numerous service-related concussions over the past 18 years. Given that multiple concussions seem to be the signature injury of the Iraq war, it is unconscionable that the funding to treat these soldiers has been slashed.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Eat dirt!!


The "dirt cup cake" made in honour of my son's 9th birthday. Where does the time go? Posted by Picasa

Workin' at the car wash ...

Inspired by this idea from Family Fun magazine, I cobbled together a Kid Wash for my son's 9th birthday. The kids have been enjoying this contraption, made from an old tent frame, some strong rope, four sprinklers, and an old towel.

Who needs to drive two hours to an amusement park? Posted by Picasa