Thursday, May 26, 2011

Southeastern Connecticut Wineries

We traveled down to Ledyard and Stonington yesterday to visit three wineries. First was Maugle Sierra Vineyards:

Next we had lunch at Skipper's Dock:

Then it was Saltwater Farms Vineyard:

We also visited Stonington Vineyards, but I didn't take any pictures there. This is just a typical Stonington stone wall.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rain Barrel

We got a rain barrel through the city last week, and I installed it today. Here's the first rain falling into it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Honky Tonkin'

We were at the Iron Horse again last night. This time the opening act was J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, a rousing honky-tonk band.

They were opening for Laura Cantrell, whose current album is in honor of Kitty Wells, and Laura sang one of Kitty's most famous songs - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I heard a terrible screeching noise outside this afternoon and discovered a raccoon cub who was crying for his mother. It turns out that she was in the process of moving her litter from somewhere else to a nearby tree. We saw her transport four of them, and she chose a spot behind our garage as a staging area for the others as she took them one at a time to the tree.

Sweetback Sisters

Last night we went to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton to see The Sweetback Sisters, a very enjoyable honky-tonk band.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Maggie finding objects on her I-Spy quilt.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Late Afternoon Update

Maggie supervising the creation of the previous post.

And getting read to by her grandmother.

Afternoon Walk to Berryline

Good Things About Rain

This sign was in the Cambridge Library. Bad thing about rain: we came for last night's Red Sox game, but it was rained out.

More pictures of Maggie in the library, plus her and tulips in the rain:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beef Draft 2011 (updated)

We've been in Pittsburgh for Jesse's annual beef draft. For more on the draft itself, visit his blog.

The farm, on a wet day, where the two steers were raised.

Mr. Toad with approximately 480 pounds of beef, about half of the total in the draft. The other half was in Jesse's Prius.

Here's Angstrom helping Jesse make a selection.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Visiting Angstrom in Pittsburgh

A visit to Penzeys Spices and some play time this morning.