Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cylon Contest

Just a quick note to let you know that though we did not win the Make a Cylon Contest, we did get "Cy" on to the front page over at Dvice. You can see him on their page here: http://dvice.com/archives/2008/08/at_last_dvices.php

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JJ

Monday, September 8, 2008

Evening with Friends




We expanded a little bit the other day to have a few people over for dinner. We would love to see this all the time here but cars still come first :)

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JJ


















Airgun Target



Being disabled has severely impacted my ability to do fun things so we looked around for things I would like to do, that I can do at home, and that don't require a big outlay of cash. We got hold of a Wii and are thoroughly enjoying it, but it doesn't get me outdoors. Then we discovered that airguns are an Olympic sport governed by the International Sport Shooting Federation and that you don't have to use high tech guns right off the bat.

So a little bit of work, and Sunday evenings after they roll up the street here, we can now practice for the 2012 Olympics...... wishful thinking but as the saying goes.... "Dream as if you will live for ever, Live as if you will die today".


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JJ

Bird Cams

We have been experimenting with some webserver/web cam technology and have successfully installed a webcam inside one of our birdhouses. The birds used the house and other than being a little curious about the camera, didn't seem put out by it. We will be building a new birdhouse next spring that will incorporate this technology and we will then post vids on the blog for all to enjoy. :)



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JJ











Garden Late August




Some pics from Late August...

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JJ




















Our Chickadee's




We have about a dozen chickadee's that have adopted us and come visit every day, Their music is unique and garaunteed to make anybody smile. Scares me sometimes because I've taken to talking to them as if they can understand what I say.. well maybe they can sometimes :)

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JJ

ps. our camera is an original digital camera that has been soaked in the ocean on one whaling trip and my skills with it leave a lot to be desired, so please bear with our attempts :)












Getting in out of the Rain




Our Sparrows don't like torrential downpours much :)

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JJ



















Green Beans


The beans from our garden which we have now frozen loads of as well as incorporated into a number of dishes this summer.

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JJ

Garden in Early August


Some pics from Early August.

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JJ























Clearing Ivy




We have some "Ivy" that has taken over around here and is killing our trees. After talking with the Landlord, we figured we would attempt to save the trees without losing the privacy this Ivy accords us back here in our little oasis. We went up about 10 - 12 feet and cut it all the way around the trees to begin with and we will further trim and clean it this fall and next spring to enhance this area. Pics attached.

I'll do updates further through the year.....

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JJ












Bathing Sparrows


Heres a few pics of our house sparrow friends taking dust baths. Though they may look like they are dead, I assure you they are not. They burrow their way into the dust and gravel till they have a little "tub" built and then they splash around in the dust in their "tubs". This is a delight to watch and very very comic.

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JJ