A Drizzly Walk

Date April 19, 2012

Carson and I headed to a local metro park last Saturday for a hike. The weather alternated between a light drizzle and a steady drip, and we got a little too ambitious with the path we’d chosen, but it all worked out in the end. Carson went through three different walking sticks — hamming it [...]

Visiting the Farm: Part 2 — Deer

Date September 14, 2010

There are a lot of deer in West Virginia, and Bob works to make sure they’re regularly visible. He spreads corn in the yard in front of the farmhouse — a task that Alana gets quite upset about if she finds out that he has tackled it without her: Bob took me along with him [...]

Some Human/Dog-Free Pictures of The Farm

Date November 15, 2008

These pictures are from a few weeks ago, but they seemed worth posting (and I’ve probably got another couple of posts from this trip as well — Benton’s “flaming mini-raft” needs to be written up, for sure). One of the real benefits of moving back to Ohio is that it’s a lot easier to get [...]

Frolicking on the Farm — Kids and Animals

Date November 10, 2008

Pictures rather than words…

Snoozing Baby Fawns

Date May 30, 2008

After spending Friday night of Memorial Day weekend busy on many fronts (Tim with Benton at his season opening double-header baseball games and I, with Alana and Carson, helping to host a block party for 30 or so neighbors.) We got up on Saturday, packed up, and headed to the farm in West Virginia. We [...]

Anecdote Blitz

Date December 11, 2007

It’s been too long without a post, so here are some quickies: Alana…is wildly into jigsaw and similar-type puzzles these days. Her favorites are: a puzzle of the U.S. with each piece being a state, a Winnie the Pooh (and friends) jigsaw puzzle, and “the silverware puzzle.” This last is what she calls the silverware [...]

Another Outing with Carson

Date December 2, 2007

We were out of deer feed for our backyard visitors, so Carson and I made a run up to Delaware (Ohio) to Champaign Feed and Supply yesterday. On the way, we stopped off to check out the Ohio Wildlife Center satellite facility that I’d noticed on my last trip up to Delaware. It’s just 10 [...]

Taking an Experienced Birder’s Advice

Date October 10, 2007

“Son,” the grizzled retiree with the scraggly goatee and the stud in his ear said, as they stood in Lowe’s pondering avian feed, “Black oil sunflower seed is the only way to go. You see this stuff over hear with this meal in it? That’s worthless. Yessir. Black oil sunflower seed. That’ll bring the birds [...]