Fred Ate the Baby

That’s right, Fred’s gone and done it. The hunger cravings have taken control. He finally snapped and.. wait.. the baby hasn’t been born yet.. Fred actually ate the substitute baby. See, as a joke when I set up the carseat in Carol’s car I went through the trouble of strapping in a bag of flour. … Read more

Kiki vs Zelda

Kiki met a new friend this past weekend. Brian and Meaghan’s new puppy Zelda came for a visit while the rest of us went over to Mike and Kim’s house for the party. As per standard protocol Kiki volunteered to be on the welcoming committee. It started off a bit rough. Oh My Gosh! It … Read more

The Shower

This past weekend our friends were kind enough to throw us a Baby Celebration. This was very similar to a Baby Shower, but didn’t have any silly games and was actually a lot of fun. It was really great to get all of our friends together for a party. It’s been far too long. People … Read more

The Best Beer I’ve Ever Brewed

That’s right, after mowing the lawn it was decided by a power much greater than my self that it is time to partake in the first batch of Eichenlager. I have to say, I’m very pleased with the results. The brew is flavorful and smooth, but not terribly heavy. It doesn’t have the bitter beeryness … Read more

My Dog Fred

This is for those of you who never believe me when I say that Fredly can run. Imminent Impact And, of course, here he is being the good boy that he is. The secret? He thinks my camera is food. Please!

The Planting of Trees

Last night I finished my tree planting project. In addition to the three Ironwood Carpinus caroliniana trees that I planted a few weeks ago I now have a Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor. Hopefully all four of these plants can survive the harsh soil conditions in my back yard. I am really looking forward to … Read more

A Trip To Nebraska

Carol and I drove six hours to Nebraska this past Sunday. I have to say the drive went fairly quickly and didn’t really bother me at all. Most long car trips have two distinct phases. During the first phase I am comfortable, fully alrert, and generally in a good mood. This can last anywhere from … Read more