The Newest Generation

The Newest Generation

It is time to introduce the world to Gwen and Stephen’s latest offspring. This year, I pulled one chick and left the other for the them to raise. Who has better parenting skills? Let’s examine the evidence. Our two competitors: Wise Guy and Atlas (As an aside, I...
Climate Control

Climate Control

Things that should not happen: snow in Northern Virginia before Thanksgiving. And yet here we are. The dusting we had at the beginning of the week is gone, but Thursday produced freezing rain, wet cold, and utter dreariness. Before this all happened, Super Hub and I...
The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Stephen has developed a new habit: he likes to honk. Every three to five minutes he will produce this sound once and go about his business until the next one must be shared with the world. He has not deigned to explain this behavior. Perhaps he is trying to...
Happy Beekeeper Day!

Happy Beekeeper Day!

St. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers, so Minion Man is insisting that it’s really Beekeeper Day. Unless it’s really St. Gobnait who is in charge of the bees. (That’s St. Deborah or Abigail for those of us outside of Ireland.)  The...
Continuing Medical Problems

Continuing Medical Problems

  Stephen Crowbert’s tongue is still—to use the accepted medical term—gross. So yesterday it was back to the vet for a four-hour odyssey. Capture time is now closer to 10 minutes than 5, as Stephen’s flying skills and evasive tactics continue to...