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February, 2012 Issue #129

 

YODA BABY

 

Charity and Jason brought young Josiah into the world on January 31st. Brother John took his photo at 5 days of age. To Camille, Josiah seems a lot older than five days so she dubbed him the Yoda Baby. In comparison, here's a picture of Camille, taken by her father John when she was four weeks old. As you can see, she has not yet started cracking jokes and solving math problems.

 

FEBRUARY PROJECTS

 

Bob planted seeds. Camille made an afghan. It was that kind of month.

 

FARM TO TOOTHPICK

 

Our wonderful next door neighbors grew these colorful daikon radishes which we soon enjoyed (with our neighbors) in the form of pan fried 'steaks.' Guess who's holding the fish platter full of daikon steaks.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST

 

One morning Camille looked out the window and saw a vulture land in the front yard. This was unusual but made sense once she realized that there was some road kill buffet going on. Garth had just stopped by so he and Camille walked out to see what was on the menu, hoping it wasn't someone's pet.

We were relieved to find no dead pet. Never one to leave good enough alone, Camille decided to move the buzzard's brunch down the road a ways. Garth obligingly snapped a picture of this grisly piece of business.

 

NEW NEIGHBOR

 

Olivia moved in next door and joined us for dinner and some world class Crokinole.

 

INSIDE LOOKING OUTSIDE AND VICE VERSA

 

Jason, Haruka and Garth have labored long and hard to build a root cellar. Here it is in its final stages of completion.

 

RED CLAY

 

A tarp covers the roof of the root cellar but will soon be replaced by a waterproof membrane and buried with the red clay they dug out to make the hole. Here is a picture of that hole from February a year ago.

 

DAFFODIL WEATHER

   

When the weather is this great, there's only one thing to do. Sit down and enjoy it. Amy gets some kitty time in Haruka's yard while the daffodills catch the sun. She's wearing her walking-through-the-woods boots.

 

CAPRICIOUS WEATHER

        

The weather this February was unseasonably warm one day and below freezing the next. Spot got to wear a light blanket of snow for most of one day.

 

OF TADPOLES AND MEN

 

There's always something neat to see on a walk through the woods. Check out Walking the Trails February 2012

 

A TRIP TO YONDER

 

Bob, Amy, Garth, Molly and Shane drove to Asheville for two nights of music and hotel revelry. Unbearable laughter ensued, to the point that Garth had to say, "Don't say that!"

 

RIVERBEND MALT HOUSE

 

While in Asheville, Bob accepted an invitation to visit with Brian and Brent who are in the business of supplying local brewers with local malt.

 

A DAY TO BE OUT

  

At one point during this ride, there were seven riders on the trails beyond Abeyance. More pictures here: Riding NC 2012

 

CAPTIVATED

Xiao Hu, Bing Ching and Paul of  Piedmont Biofuels made an enzymatic batch of fuel in the BioPro in Bob's biofuels lab at Central Carolina Community College.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"One of the givens of pharmaceutical marketing is that you have to “create need” to expand the market." - Christopher Lane from his interview with the Sun Magazine

"Bless your uneasiness as a sign that there is still life in you." - Dag Hammarskjöld

"This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones." - Desmond Morris

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