Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Henry-fest

Here are some pictures of Henry from the past week...

Fallen asleep at the computer.

Swimming at the Philomath pool

Playing with real Legos, for the first time

Pitting cherries

This is the cherry crisp I made last night from the cherries Henry pitted. All of our cherry trees are covered in fruit this year, which is great. There are few desserts better than a warm cherry crisp with vanilla ice cream. Speaking of cherries, check out the taiwanese ad from the link...

As for the rest of us, not much going on, we had a boring 4th (except for the cherry crisp) as it rained most of the day.

Here are some links:
180 wrapped tubes

The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum
(you can buy some models on Ebay)

An engineering challenge

An interesting lathe follow rest

The local organic farm, about a mile away.

Mainichi News has Manglish - Manga in English

What Canadians think about everything - quiz


Da Man said...

Love the organic farm--I wish we had one nearby! My miniscule vegetable garden is no match for a collective.

Felice Luftschein said...

We are too lazy and busy to have a garden ourselves - Henry wanted pumpkins so we planted some, and we have a couple of other plants, but a bigger garden will have to wait for our kids to grow a bit. The economy of scale is such that it makes more sense to buy produce...I don't care about organic as much as fresh and good varieties...which GTF provides.

Before kids we would do a big garden - once had 100 feet of basil growing...

There aren't any local farms, or one of those subscription services where they deliver fresh produce all year? Do you go to the Alameda farmers market?

Da Man said...

I'm on vacation now, but old habits are hard to break (visiting your website).

We try to go to farmer's markets in Oakland, but they are usually on Saturdays when time is at a premium. My feeling has always been: why buy, when you can grow your own? If I had all the space you had, I would also try to raise chickens and ducks, as my mother-in-law used to slaughter her own chickens back in China.

Felice Luftschein said...

We used to have chickens until our last dog died, then something came and ate them all. We're waiting for Henry to grow up a little bit and then he'll have chickens. Fresh eggs are wonderful.
The garden will have to wait until next year, although Henry is growing pumpkins.
Having an organic farmstand a mile away does spoil one though.