Friday, November 21, 2008

New Greenhouse

Well the frame is done and the greenhouse is ready for the panels. It has been so windy for the last few days that I haven't been able to put the panels on, so maybe it will die down tomorrow. Here is a photo of the progress.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This is way better than a sonogram. Listen to that little heart go, this is at 33 weeks.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Geenhouse

Well the new greenhouse arrived and it was easier than we thought it would be. We have a very narrow wooden bridge that luckily the driver was able to make it over. Thanks to Jay & Ryanne we also had help unloading the 2200 lbs. of boxes. Now for the fun part, reading and figuring out the oh so detailed instructions that come with these things. Why can't anyone ever write good instructions for putting things together? Oh well here is a photo of the site and I will take more as we progress.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Now What?

Okay, so now that we've elected an African-American president and declared it a great victory for civil rights, how do we keep him from appointing the super sexist Larry Summers as Secretary of the Treasury?

My best idea so far was to email Barack Obama through his Senate office and complain (some might say "bitch") about this hugely insulting appointment. And I also console myself by repeating the mantra "Sarah Palin is no longer a threat."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Obama!

We stayed up way too late last night, but it was worth it to see Barack Obama's victory speech. My personal history of voting for president has been dismal and depressing. When I was 20, I voted for Bill Bradley and had to settle for Al Gore, who, by losing to George Bush, set in motion the horrible events of the last 8 years. In 2004, I voted for Howard Dean and had to settle for John Kerry, who seemed to do everything in his power to make sure W was reelected. Oh, was I sad. To me, both of those elections should have been unlosable for the Democrats. I was sure you had to be the idiot that W is to appeal to the masses and get elected.

Then came Obama. No way, I thought. He'll never beat Hillary. (Yes, I am a feminist, and I could go on for hours about how Hillary is not a better feminist just because she is female. Suffice it to say that, in my opinion, you can't sit on the board of Walmart for 5 years and call yourself a feminist.) So I attempted, once again, to do my duty to elect the person I thought was the best candidate for the Democratic party. And lo and behold, he won Virginia. But then, Virginia is so racist (don't even try to deny this point - if Obama was white there wouldn't have been a chance that he could lose Virginia - just look at the wide margin by which Mark Warner won), I thought he'd never win here, and I wasn't too sure about the rest of the country. But I voted for him, and he won! And it was a freakin' LANDSLIDE!

My 86-year-old stepfather, who lives next door to us and came to vote with us yesterday, had been very unsure throughout this election that Obama could win. Just think that when he was born, African-Americans couldn't even vote (and they were called everything but African-Americans.) As a newspaperman by trade, he has seen and covered almost every major civil rights milestone in the last 60 years. When he called us this morning Todd greeted him with a jolly "Welcome to the new America!" It truly is a glorious day.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2008 Election

Well we just got back from the polls and for the first time we had to stand in line. Someone put a McCain sticker over the doorway leading into the firehouse , we told the pollsters and to our surprise they immediately took it down. Oh by the way , we voted for Obama in case there was any doubt.

Monday, November 3, 2008

True Free Range Chickens

This is what true free range should be like. Chicken & eggs that you may buy in the store can't compare to real farm raised chickens. Look how happy our babyies are.

Hoophouse Rises Again

Well I managed to get the hoophouse back up in one piece and I think it just might work this time.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


OK, I've figured it out. It turns out that you can vote as a convicted felon in Alaska, as long as you are a senator from Alaska. See? Not so unfair. You can rest easy now.