Barnyard BBS

When you're treading water,
you're getting nowhere.
Which way are you going?
Back+in+the+60%27s%2c+my+mother%27s+family+raised+boxers.++This+was+their+best+one.++His+name+was+Spruce.
Although+I+do+not+remember+her%2c+this+is+my+grandmother%27s+cat+Molly.++Very+catish.++She+only+lived+a+little+longer+after+this+photo+was+taken.
My+mother+and+step-father+have+a+family+of+geese+that+return+to+the+pond+each+year.++This+is+the+2002+litter.
My+Fuji+road+bike+leaning+against+a+tree+in+the+front+yard.
I+decided+to+take+a+photo+of+my+Fuji+with+the+full+specifications.++I+bet+you+never+knew+that+a+bicycle+could+be+so+complicated...
One+of+the+two+bridge+pieces+from+the+old+farm+in+Schwenksville.++This+one+has+the+refinished+%27Bluebower%27+sign+from+my+grandfather%27s+house.
One+of+the+two+bridge+pieces+from+the+old+farm+in+Schwenksville.++This+one+has+the+new+sign.++Jessa+did+a+lot+of+work+to+restore+this+piece+over+Christmas.
Here%27s+a+few+of+my+neighbor%27s+dogs.++The+not-very-greyhound+is+Sherill%2c+and+the+baby+shepherd+is+named+Nikita.++Nikita+is+only+about+12+weeks+old+here.
I%27ve+never+seen+a+swingset+walking+down+the+street+before....
The+baby+shepherd+next+door%2c+Nikita.++If+she+grows+into+those+ears%2c+she%27s+gonna+be+huge.
One+of+Jessa%27s+roses+on+the+garden.++I+was+playing+with+close-ups+using+the+new+Z5+camera.
I+took+a+few+sunset+pictures+on+the+Hill+School+campus.++I+was+still+learning+the+camera%3b+but+I+feel+they+turned+out+well.
I+took+a+few+sunset+pictures+on+the+Hill+School+campus.++I+was+still+learning+the+camera%3b+but+I+feel+they+turned+out+well.
I+took+a+few+sunset+pictures+on+the+Hill+School+campus.++I+was+still+learning+the+camera%3b+but+I+feel+they+turned+out+well.
I+thought+that+this+one+was+a+rare+find.++It%27s+amazing+what+your+neighbors+can+grow+when+the+leave+things+go.
The+little+witch+from+next+door+(Sarah).
A+couple+birds+flying+over+the+North+Coventry+homestead.
The+skyline+over+Diane+and+Walt%27s+homestead+in+North+Coventry.
So%2c+Jessawick+comes+back+from+a+trip+all+sick%2c+and+she+presents+me+with+this...
I+was+roaming+the+neighborhood%2c+and+thought+this+fire+hydrant+needed+a+photo+taken.
I+just+liked+this+one.
We+have+been+keeping+track+of+the+last+letter+that+my+grandfather+Tom+Shaffer+receives.++He+just+received+an+offer+for+DirectTV+(which+didn%27t+exist+when+he+was+alive)%2c+15+years+later%2c+with+a+totally+new+address.
I+never+thought+I+would+catch+surface-tension+in+action.++This+is+cool.
This+year%27s+flock+of+geese%2c+in+the+North+Coventry+pond.++I+don%27t+think+it%27s+the+regular+family%2c+but+they+are+likely+children+or+grandchildren.
I+took+this+one+at+our+first+cookout+of+the+year.
Tiki+torches+are+wonderful.
This+is+one+of+many+lights+we+use+during+cookouts.++I+liked+the+effect.
The+Carousel+Park+skyline%2c+after+a+storm.
I%27d+like+to+claim+credit+for+this+one%2c+but+it+was+a+complete+accident.++That+doesn%27t+make+it+any+less+cool+though.
Cloud+cover+in+the+country.
Chalupa%2c+our+friends%27+chihuahua%2c+doing+what+chihuahuas+do.++One+of+Jessa%27s+best.
That%27s+our+Reaper.++I+rigged+him+to+shoot+compressed+air+at+kids+(and+parents)+as+they+passed+near.++Fun+was+had+by+all.++Halloween+night%2c+2006.
Raindrops+on+the+hood+of+my+car.
Only+on+the+Main+Line+would+you+ever+find+such+a+place.++Terrifyingly%2c+Jess+has+already+made+an+appointment+for+Pica.
The+cathedral+at+Villanova.
Beautiful+wheatgrass%2c+grown+in+my+hydroponic+garden.++Greenest+stuff+on+earth.
I+thought+I+would+take+a+picture+of+the+new+car+before+I+drove+it+off+the+lot.++It+will+never+look+this+good+again...
The+dash+console+of+my+new+Mazda+3.++I%27d+just+picked+it+up%2c+and+wanted+to+get+some+pictures+right+away.
The+new+and+improved+hydroponics+lab.++We+just+added+the+TurboGarden+Aero+(the+big+white+one).
Baby+strawberry+plants%2c+in+the+new+aeroponic+TurboGarden.++I+admit+we+didn%27t+grow+from+seed%2c+we+transplanted+this+time.
Some+of+my+wheatgrass%2c+grown+entirely+hydroponicly.++No+medium+was+used%2c+only+mesh+baskets+and+nutrient.
Life+is+dangerous+for+Philly+bloggers.++Look+carefully%2c+and+you+might+see+a+bullet+hole.
The+first+of+our+new+crop+of+%27Bambino%27+Baby+Eggplants%2c+grown+organically+in+our+aeroponic+system.
This+is+actually+a+manipulated+version+of+a+ceiling+fan...+I+liked+the+altered+look+of+the+image.
A+covered+bridge%2c+in+the+area+around+Greenville%2c+DE.
Experiments+with+a+light+diffusion+tent.
Experiments+with+a+light+diffusion+tent.++Yes%2c+that%27s+Wick%27s+iPod+Nano.
Experiments+with+diffusion+tent.++This+is+my+Sigma+70-220+f%2f2.8.++It%27s+a+phenomenal+lens.++I%27ll+probably+post+a+review+on+the+blog+at+some+point.
Ever+since+our+original+wedding+cake+was+demolished%2c+my+mother+and+step-father+have+been+kind+enough+to+give+us+a+small+one+for+each+anniversary.++This+little+fellow+is+for+year+%233.++Churchhill%27s+Bakery+is+the+best.
Jessawick%27s+birthday+cake.
Jessawick%27s+birthday+cake.
Collecting+maple+sap+to+make+maple+syrup
Collecting+maple+sap+to+make+maple+syrup
Jessawick%27s+1st+Place+Birthday+Cake%2c+at+the+Delaware+State+Fair
Jessawick%27s+1st+Place+award%2c+at+the+Delaware+State+Fair%2c+for+Birthday+Cake
Jessawick%27s+1st+Place+award%2c+at+the+Delaware+State+Fair
Jessawick%27s+1st+Place+Cake%2c+at+the+Delaware+State+Fair
Collecting+maple+sap
Finished+maple+syrup+made+from+scratch