Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mmmmmm Good Eats!

Some recent produce picked from the 48 square foot Field House Organic Vegetable Garden!

'Yellow Peach' Tomatoes - As the name implies, yellow, and fuzzy like a peach!

'Chocolate Cherry' Tomatoes - Well they look adorable, taste great, yet don't taste anything at all like chocolate!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our Furry Flying Friends

Personally, I think our dozen or so attic guests are rather adorable, and quite useful at keeping the local bug population down in the garden. Not particularly playful however, and they snarl viciously if cornered the odd time they get lost and must be captured. A typical "Little Brown Bat" residing in our attic, the white part and two black lines are old knob and tube wiring.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Typical Containment Device for 'Peanut Sized Brain' Poodles

Before and after photographs of a standard containment device for poodles and other seemingly brainless canines, of which ours is a classic example. Without the gate, our wonderful but incredibly dumb dog would chase down pretty much everything that happens by on the sidewalk, most probably resulting in substantial tort-action induced consequences from fiscally motivated practitioners of law!

The old gate was poorly constructed, lacking the critcal diagonal brace, with just a set of two inch 'L brackets' and the pathetic lattice trying to keep it in square for the last decade, with obviously deficient results! The new one is properly constructed, with the required diagonal brace, and will probably stay square for at least a few years after my death.

BEFORE: Not so good gate

AFTER: Really good gate