Henry Capron Jaquith, born last week. Six pounds, eleven ounces, and just under twenty inches long.
This is Copper, a little boxer mutt who was recently brought into the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA along with his five siblings. He started on leash training today, he’s getting socialized with our two dogs, and he’ll be drilled on some basic manners over the next few days. We’re fostering him through Sunday, and he’s available […]
Sometimes, a man’s just got to get away from it all. Eight days and change in Florida should do it.
This is the first corncob of our first year’s corn crop, picked this afternoon. We only planted a dozen or so stalks, just to see how it’d turn out. The cobs are a bit on the small side, but assuming that it proves to be tasty, I suspect we’ll be doing this again next year.
We’re this close to finishing building our house. It’s occupied an enormous amount of time for years now (for example, I spent six hours milling lumber from felled trees today), and while I know we’ll have a lot of work even once we move in a couple-few weeks from now, I’m looking forward to getting […]
For all the complaining I do about how building a house keeps me too busy to do all of the other stuff I used to have time for (and I’m not even swinging a hammer!), here’s a photo of where it’s at. The roof is on, the (unpainted) siding is on, all of the windows […]
22″ inches of snow so far, and it’s still falling, with another couple of inches due. We still have electricity, which is great, but all precautions have been taken for that eventuality.
I’ve had considerably less time to write in the past couple of months, because we’ve finally started building our house. At right is a photo of the groundbreaking, yesterday morning. Leading up to that, though, was months of design work, driveway construction, loan negotiation, builder selection, arduous planning, etc. We finally signed the contract about […]
We’ve got some giant puffball mushrooms growing here. Here’s a photo of a cluster of them with a penny set on top for scale. When I saw them, I wondered why there were a bunch of volleyballs scattered around. Calvatia gigantea turns out to be relatively common and, according to several sources, edible and tasty. […]