GMans B-Day

GMan had a big one today. If we lived in Ireland he could vote and have a pint!

Happy Birthday!
Here he goes into the wood with Jimmy….that’s Jimmy Big Tine. Thanks Lenore.
Jimmy was last spotted looking rather nervously at another target!

Random photos

GMan made a sextant, well 1/2 of one. Works great at finding latitude.
JMan and I took a bike ride to Colonial Candies. Kinda defets the porpuse of exercise….but that’s not really the point.
We all took a walk in a pumpkin field.
Then some of us got lots in a corn maze.
Then we meet the neighbors!
Then we became former shadows of ourselves….and really tall….with tiny heads.

Lake Chaubunagungamaug

Always wanted to visit Lake Chaubunagungamaug in Webster MA. Jess and I took a Sunday drive on Labor Day Monday with the dogs.

Say that name a few times…drunk!

After a short walk we headed to the beach but no doggy allowed so we checked it out one at a time.

North Village Bridge

And here’s the lake.

Picking fruit

That time of year again. This year we stayed local and went to Carlson’s Orchards right here in Harvard MA.

I went with a stick em up look and Jess a more doctor lost on a farm!

Not exactly a cool day for picking anything….bar a pint at yours local but nothing like fresh fruit.

Peach Pie or something of that nature on the way and we’ll just graze away at the Blueberries.

JMans big day

Hard to believe that our little man who’s now a head above the rest of us is officially a teenager today.

Here he is at age 3
And just the other day with his red headed sister Harley!

Happy Birthday JMan…..love from all of us.

Can’t have a bday without a bday cake.
JMan about to dig in.

Groton Wood

GMan, Koda and I took in a little fishing after work on Thursday. We went back to our old stomping grounds in Groton.

Koda hanging out with a very still dog.

Most of the Quinn lads in front of The Groton School boat house.
Gnarly tree on the backs of the Nashoba River

Random week in photos

It really should be random photos from this week, but given the weeks are fairly random nowadays I figure its okay to mix it up.

Clockwise from upper left. 1. Carlson Orchards in Harvard MA. A stones throw away with a little practice. They have a fine section of hard ciders. Worth a visit when this dan flu move on. 2. Chicken, broccoli, Alfredo pizza, just like you get at Evviva Trattoria…but better and without the bad acustics. 3. Red Velvet cup cakes we made yesterday…yum. 4. Harley and Koda ready to jump on some unsuspecting squirrel at the Harvard Public Library. It’s a cool building and one worth visiting. 5. Strange tree we found while walking the dogs. It’s like an upside down question mark. 6. Miss Planthead looking rather cool on the corner of our island.

Burn baby burn

We did our first burn last weekend. Like camping without the tent, sleeping bags, cots, gas stove, burned hand burgers, questionable facilities… assuming any are even available and all manner of other things required to spend a weekend in the woods without your house. Well actually, it was more like we were playing Irish knackers with the Hiace vans….except we don’t have the van either. On the other hand since we now live in Harvard MA I guess we really should pick up a Chelsea Tractor!

Now go figure out Irish knackers with Hiace van and Chelsea Tractors.

Have fun around the camp fire!