Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The Dear Wife and I motored to the TomThumb to grab a coupla quick picks for tonite's bazillion dollar MegaMillions.

On the way we saw three firefiles in the street. I can't explain it, but we are very pleased to see the little bugs. Fireflies are magic, beautiful, a good omen.

Monday, May 12, 2008

roof rat

There was a small creature living in our rain gutters. He finally showed his face on the porch about a week ago.

He was small (and cute) for a rat, and didn't look like one of those nasty rats you see. He was more like a giant gerbil or large fieldmouse.

Anyhow, a rat trap from walmart and a smear of peanut butter on the trigger took him to his maker within about an hour. We saw where he was coming/going and put it there.

Re-baited it, but have heard no further noises. We shall see.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

National Homebrewing Day

Saturday the 3rd was National Homebrewing Day.

I didn't actually brew anything, but I did bottle 5 gallons of mild and 5 gallons of the apple cider.

I also cultured some of the liquid yeast that was destined for a new batch of cider; 10 test tubes worth.