Monday, May 28, 2012

memorail day weekend activities

Essex, CT steam train ride and Newport ferry boat lighthouse tour.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Noah's Birthday


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl!  Unfortunately tickets are sold out.

Monday, May 21, 2012

We got some bikes form the Niskayuna Police bike auction. Cameron had corn on the cob for the first time since her braces came off.

Niska-Day Parade

Kate, Cameron and Oliver walked in the Niska-Day parade this year. Birchwood school had a float. Elliot, Kate's Mom I
and watched from Grand Blvd.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This weekend, before getting the flu, farmer Phil built a raised bed in our back yard with concrete blocks, chicken wire, and soil. We planted tomatoes, bell peppers, a habanero chile. We also planted many herbs, IN the concrete blocks!

The chickens aren't quite sure what to think of the raised bed (surprise), but we did learn that they REALLY like watermelon rinds.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Moms.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Baby animals at Indian Ladder Farms. Indian ladder trail at Thatcher park. Elliot is showing us which thumb the chicken pecked at.

Experimenting With Legos

Monday, May 07, 2012

apparently I was also in the neighborhood on Saturday

Sunday, May 06, 2012


Statue of America

Cyndy sees Ellis Island

 Yay, Ellis Island

View from our hotel, the Millennium Falcon.  I think it was cheap because no one really wants this view, but it was interesting to watch all of the activity.

Porta-potties going to the top of the new World Trade Center

View from the other side.  We ate at Les Halles which is a pretend French Bistro, but with good American beef.  However, it lacks the signature French service.


 Mountain goat practicing for possible train yard duty

Cyndy learned from both American Top Gear, and Homework Helpline on the PBS (both this week) that 3 times as many people are killed by moose than bear, in Alaska.
Goats in the city:

Friday, May 04, 2012