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Fireworks!

The fireworks near home started in earnest a couple of days ago, and the neighbors–who run a fireworks stand every year, mostly to fund their own show–seem to have upgraded their arsenal to include heavy artillery.  If those are anything smaller than 6″ shells, we’ll eat our hat. Indy, needless to say, is as nervous … Continue reading »

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Magic

New P&T (a rematch against previous Foolers, in fact!), and the birth of “a new nation, conceived in Liberty.” Must be magic.  😉 Happy birthday!

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Woohoo!

New Penn & Teller: Fool Us tonight!

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Dinnertime!

“A sandwich is just a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal!” –Jeffrey Dahmer

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Time Out

Courtesy of our old band director:

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Tiger Moths over Highclere

We chanced to stumble across a picture this morning of three de Havilland Tiger Moths flying over Highclere Castle: Fans of Downton Abbey will, of course, recognize the location.  They may also recall that, early in the show, the Abbey was used as a convalescent home for soldiers wounded in World War I.  As it … Continue reading »

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Farmer’s Market

Nothing interesting at the Farmer’s Market today.  We were hoping for some good tomato and pepper starts, but there just wasn’t anything to appeal. It’s probably just as well, as the prognosticators are calling for another frost tonight.  Still, we’d like to have gotten some planting done. Blueberries would have been nice.

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We Miss Riding

We just returned from a long drive back from Los Angeles, visiting our sister, and have realized how much we miss riding.  She has a horse, but we didn’t have time to take him out for a ride. Our neighbors have horses, but cleaning out their loafing sheds (for fertilizer for our garden; much to … Continue reading »

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Spring

Ah, spring, when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … tractor maintenance. (Oil change, etc.  We’re just glad to have found an apparently-equivalent filter so we don’t have to pay dealer prices!)

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What is “The One True Comma?”

Apologies for the poor recording; it is not our video.

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