Notebook
July 31st, 2011 by grant

An important skill for the ducklings to learn is the dive & ditch. This is where they dive under the water and shoot off in different directions when they are about to be pounced on.  

July 31st, 2011 by grant

Noticed what I think was a stink beetle this morning. I spent so much time photographing him that he escaped under a crack in the siding.

July 30th, 2011 by grant

Yesterday on our daily ducky count we noticed Luz was down from 8 to 2. We also noticed that 4 floating dead duckies. We never seen this before as usually they are eaten by the carnivores. Sandy’s suspicions were correct as this morning I photographed Blondie trying to drown the ducklings.

July 26th, 2011 by grant

Of Blondie’s brood only 1 survived. Because he/she eats at an alarming speed Sandy has named him/her Chewy.

July 24th, 2011 by grant

Last night we met Kathy at Enssaro in Oakland for our 1st Ethiopian dinner. We didn’t have a clue so we let Kathy do all the ordering. The food was wonderful as the Harar Beer was too. It was fun eating with our hands. Although I was a bit puzzled by the mousse cake desert […]

July 24th, 2011 by grant

A loyal reader asked me today about the lack of updates on the blog. Allow me to explain… I wanted to upgrade my PC from the old duo core E6700 to a new i7 960. Problem is I bought a used motherboard via Amazon and I as was about to install it I noticed the […]

July 10th, 2011 by grant
July 10th, 2011 by grant

Allow me to get on a soap box for a minute. We appear to be in the minority in this world that wastes food. I get tired of the attitude, “Do you know what’s in a hot dog?” With that in mind… I like pork sisig so Sandy bought me the pig parts to experiment […]

July 9th, 2011 by grant

Tonight we met Uncle Russell and Aunty Sachi for dinner at Asena here in downtown Alameda. Let’s see pear martini, endive salad, gnocchi, panna cotta & liquored up coffee.

July 6th, 2011 by grant

Sandy noticed that Blondie had a brood. When I happen upon them they were down to 5. Meanwhile I saw 3 Night Herons nearby.