Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Garden Growing by Leaps & Bounds..

I finished a ten-day stint barn-sitting, and I’m trying to get back to my normal routine. Chicken was at my BF’s for the 10 days, and was spoiled rotten; so much so that I think she’s unhappy at being home!

Here is my Garden Grew progress. I am now 3/4 done!

 GG47 GG48 GG49   GG50


GG52 macro

I have created a fix for my Quaker Halloween and installed an A/C in my downstairs office (formerly the kids’ room) in preparation for the Hotter-Than-Hades Heatwave Tour coming to a town near you soon. Chicken demanded that at the very least. She also wanted dropped eggs on toast for breakfast and a medium rare rib eye for supper, too.

Yeah, right….

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Ooops!

Current progress on Quaker  Halloween:

CS Quaker Halloween41

If you’re familiar with this design, you may be able to figure out my HUGE mistake. I think I can alter the last half medallion along the bottom edge, so that I won’t have to rip out a whole bunch of stuff….

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

...and Turtles! Oh my!

This was crossing the road the other morning on my way to pick up Em for work. It was as big as a hub cap!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lions & Tigers & …

From the New Bedford Standard Times Online:

Bear sighting in Lakeville

By Curt Brown

July 05, 2011 12:00 AM

LAKEVILLE — A bear was spotted Sunday morning swimming across Pocksha Pond.

Nancy E. Yeatts, environmental manager of the Assawompsett Pond Complex, said Monday that two fishermen spotted the bear as the animal was swimming across the pond from Betty's Neck to the opposite shore.

She said the fishermen couldn't discern any other details about the bear because it was in the water.

Yeatts, a former Lakeville selectman, also said there were numerous bear sightings on Highland Road in the town within the last week.

"It's traveling," she said, adding a bear can travel about 15 miles per day.

She said people have described the animal as a small black bear and the speculation is that it has either lost a parent or a mate.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts Environmental Police said Monday there was also a sighting in Wareham. He said environmental police officers responded but didn't find the bear.

There have been numerous bear sightings in recent weeks in Southeastern Massachusetts, according to authorities.

State police at the Middleboro barracks said Sunday they received several calls June 30 reporting a bear on the ramp from Route 44 to Route 24 in Raynham. The bear was seen walking along the edge of the road, then ran into the woods, according to state police.

There was also a sighting June 26 off Route 24 between Freetown and Berkley, according to state police in Dartmouth.

Recent bear sightings in the region date back to the first report June 19 when a bear climbed a tree in an Attleboro neighborhood.

The bear, which was a male and weighed about 110 pounds according to published reports, drew a crowd of spectators and a response by Attleboro and environmental police officers.

A black bear was also spotted on North Walker Street in Taunton on June 21. The bear was seen at other locations in Taunton on that day before wandering into the woods.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Even Axe got patriotic:

riding axe

Sorry about the thumb.

My legs are past the point of hurting after i ride- now they just feel “exercised-exhausted”, like after a gym work-out. I still don’t have the confidence yet to canter though.