Tar and Abby

Thursday, August 28, 2014

shhhh, don't tell Tar

There is a pumpkin hiding in the leaves, already about 10 times bigger than the single one he allowed
us to harvest last year.
Maybe the gnomes are hiding in there....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

the gnomes are missing

They are either off on a secret mission or lost in the herbage of the hobbit garden.

Monday, August 25, 2014

He's baaaaack!

18 years ago some kids were wading around in the river while watching our annual boat races.
They found a skull. Dude!! Police were called. One of our church members was called (anthropologist) to ID that this skull was really, really old. His daughter, one of the Sunday school tribe and artist, drew the first representation of the skull. Report and original drawing here.

Kennewick Man went on to all sorts of adventures. His whole skeleton was dug up. Lots of people put in claims for kinship. My personal favorite was the Druids.

He has been studied ever since.
Now he has a new book coming out which I have already pre-ordered.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This is the culprit

This is a picture of the owl who flew into an apartment, opened a bird cage and ate one of the canaries inside.


Picture by Don Sausser. Story here.

My mom used to show rehabbed owls at a wildlife park and was not surprised that the owl did this.
We might have to keep a closer eye on Abby, the world's smallest Labrador....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Don't worry about that Big BOOM

So we get a warning on twitter, facebook and all the media.
Don't worry about sirens, BOOMS, and dust clouds Saturday morning.
We're just blowing up a reactor....

Paper sez - "Dust rises Saturday from the unseen doughnut-shaped hole of what remains underground of the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor just north of Richland. Contractors detonated explosives to destroy what was left of the reactor building instead of removing it piece by piece. Hanford officials said demolishing the structure saved time and money."

Okay.
Where did the dust go?
Hopefully all the bad dust was already removed.


Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/16/3109505/plutonium-recycle-test-reactor.html?sp=/99/900/1643/#storylink=cpy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Your Tar and Abby for the day

The Engineer holding cookies while I was taking their picture. They are making a card for the neighbor lawn mowing kid who is in the hospital (recovering nicely) who they love to bark at as he makes his rounds.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aunty Em! We had a twister!!

Near the nuclear reservation. Luckily it did not suck up any radioactive waste - would have been kind of like our version of Sharknado...

It lasted just a few minutes and was all of 0 on the Fujita scale.
Second tornado for me in all of my years in the PNW.