Springtime in our garden

Here's an early spring assortment of flowers and other creatures from our garden. I'll have more in the coming weeks, as our fruit trees begin to bloom.

In the garden in May

Here are some glimpses from our garden back in May.

Sasha sleeps under my desk

When she was a kitten, Sasha would come in after a full day of playing outside and fall asleep at my feet, right on (or curled around) the power bricks for my computer equipment. She was and still is so adorable. Enjoy this short video clip of her during one of her frequent visits to … Continue reading Sasha sleeps under my desk

Zumi suckles from Tessa

We were overjoyed to see this going on in the yard today. That little furball suckling from our dog is Zumi Zoom-Zoom, our newly adopted kitten. The dog is of course Tessa, our ciobanesc mioritic breed, sporting her summer look. She normally looks like this. With summer temperatures rising into the mid and upper 30s … Continue reading Zumi suckles from Tessa

The cat house – part 9

More than two years after publishing parts 1-8, here's the final installment in this series, which recaps the features of the cat house I've designed and built and describes some improvements that I've made to my original design, after testing it through two winters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkPcLl6pzo We now have four cats (Sasha, Zuzu, Tira and Bubu), … Continue reading The cat house – part 9

Sick Chickens

I made a short video last year, which I wasn't sure I should post publicly, because it contains disturbing imagery. However, I finally convinced myself I should, simply because I want you, dear reader, to be able to make informed decisions when you go shopping for food. The video you're about to see shows the … Continue reading Sick Chickens

Bubu and Tira Playfight

Each day, as we work, one of our cats decides it's time for a little playfight with one of the others (or with my pants or shoelaces). This video presents Bubu and Tira, our lovely adopted siblings, playfighting. This time Tira initiated the activities -- it's usually Bubu who does it. Tira is the grey … Continue reading Bubu and Tira Playfight