Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Infrared photos

The barn across the street from the our house.
Mary harvesting basil, the stuff grew like mad this year.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Last night was one of the more fun nights on our property so far. I've been missing the pool as it's gotten too cold, but now as the weather starts to cool off we can start building fires out back. Last night wasn't really that cold, but it was still great fun. We drank beer popped jiffy pop over some coals. Soon the leaves will turn and camping season will be upon us.

The Alabama State Fair!

A couple weeks ago Mary and I went on our annual Alabama State Fair date. It was as fun as ever, we rode the ferris wheel and did all the usual, and I even decided to forego my diet for a polish sausage. I had fun looking at our old photos on the blog from 2004, and 2005 also, and last year we posted a little video.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Good News for Turtle Guy!

Update on yesterdays Post: Mary has found a place where we can take our new friend after he is healed. It is a preserve in Midland, Alabama where he can live in the wild in a protected area with a bunch of other Gopher tortoises. I am very happy to know that he will be able to exist in a natural habitat and have his freedom, and other tortoises like him. This is great news.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Our New Friend

We have adopted a Gopher Tortoise. Someone dropped him off at the vet school and he is now residing at our place. His shell was painted orange, probably by some stupid frat boy football fan. At the moment we don't know if we will keep him or release him, but either way it will probably be spring before we can release him. He is rather ill and is getting anti-biotics until he gets better, and the orange shell would make him visible to predators. We have yet to name him, but I like "Locha" which is Creek for turtle and Mary likes Richard. More coming later on his condition.