I have been fascinated by genetics from the moment I first understood its meaning. I like the idea that we are created from a template, versus a random assortment of characteristics. Very orderly. And who doesn't love the fact that they can blame all of their biological shortcomings on their parents? Which means OF COURSE … Continue reading Where I’m From
Another successful breeding season for my beloved robins. Hoping for a repeat next year!
Day No. 6. It's getting a little tight in there! I'm pretty sure there are 4 chicks in the pile, though there may be a 5th. I suspect they'll start perking up in the next two days. It's about to get noisy!
I won't post updates every day, but I think their birthday is noteworthy. And it astounds me how much they've grown in just a few hours! I can't tell if there are 4 or 5 chicks under that pile of fluff. I'm just hoping there all strong and healthy and able to fly the coop … Continue reading Robins: Day 2
Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard. It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors. I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018
They're back! Same spot as before, in the nook between the column and ceiling of my front porch. Looks like a great nest, and 5 eggs is a prize (4 is usually the max as I discovered in this lovely Q&A blog). My only concern is that I don't see the mama around often. Either … Continue reading Robins Revisited
I'm taking another week of vacation to do construction. The kitchen isn't finished but I wrapped up all the major construction and am enjoying a fully-functioning kitchen. This week I'm attempting to knock out the basement project. Just one third of the basement, but all I need is a respectable and lawless studio. I … Continue reading Basement Renovation: The Floor