Still Sitting On Squash, After All These Years

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22nd, 2018 by Peter – Be the first to comment

Sping Time in Los Angeles – 2013 Edition

Posted in Fruit trees, H. sapiens var. Simon, Vegetables on March 7th, 2013 by Peter – Be the first to comment

Sleepy morning baby

Posted in H. sapiens var. Simon on March 7th, 2013 by rmd – Be the first to comment


Revive the baby gardening blog?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6th, 2013 by rmd – 1 Comment

Now that I have an iPhone, maybe I could post more easily and frequently?Would anyone read it?

Springtime in Los Angeles

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25th, 2012 by Peter – Be the first to comment

There’s many a farm task to complete but there’s still a little time to enjoy the slightly longer and warmer days:





Simon’s first report card

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14th, 2012 by rmd – Be the first to comment

Simon went to daycare for the first time yesterday. Half day (3hrs) at the slope-side nursery at Crested Butte. Here’s his report card from “Camp CB”:


Oops. He decided to eat it. It read:

played with exer-table (we don’t have one of these at home)
Played with baby toys
Bottle 1:20pm, 5oz.
1 wet
1 BM (dirty onesie)

3 hrs of child-free bliss, snow and speed for Momma and Daddy. Priceless!

Baby meets Dog

Posted in Uncategorized on January 13th, 2012 by rmd – Be the first to comment

Simon, meet Wilber the Weimaraner, Mike and Karen’s dog. Wilber, meet the small human, Raquel and Peter’s baby.


They hit it off right away. Simon drooled. Wilber drooled. Wilber gently but enthusiastically licked up all the drool.

Then Wilber barked and Simon burst into tears. We’ll try again after Simon’s nap.

Btw, we’re in Crested Butte, CO, at Mike’s family’s cabin. I was hoping to ski until I accidentally kicked my suitcase while packing in a rush yesterday.

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Baby’s first “food”

Posted in H. sapiens var. Simon on December 13th, 2011 by rmd – 2 Comments

Is this a sign that Simon is developmentally ready for solids?

I was trying to read the other day so I let him play with one of those annoying reply-by-mail cards that’s always falling out of magazines.

literary pretensions

Before I knew it, he bit a hole in the paper. Well, actually he slobbered and drooled enough to gum off a piece. I went fishing around in his mouth for it, but it was gone. Down the hatch!

We were planning to keep him on momma’s milk for 6 months. Maybe he’s trying to tell us that he’s ready to branch out from breasts. Or maybe he’s just tired of board books and wants to read some ambitious long-form journalism.

When you look like your passport photo, it’s time to go home.

Posted in H. sapiens var. Simon on December 12th, 2011 by rmd – 7 Comments

No, we’re not planning on going anywhere exotic any time soon. But it never hurts to be ready. So we went to the post office to get Simon’s passport. (Both of us, so one of us doesn’t kidnap him and flee to another country.)

Peter propped him up against the white wall of the bathroom.  I snapped a photo and after some choice words for the printer, this was the result:

Passport photo #1

Not the most flattering shot of our adorable child, but we thought it would do. But at the Glassell Park post office, the postal service worker didn’t like our photo. She said that the background wasn’t white enough and Peter’s thumbs shouldn’t be in the shot. And she hated babies. Well, she didn’t say that but it was clear.

I explained that Simon couldn’t sit by himself yet and tried to reason with her. But in the end, we paid $15 more to get it over with already. (We had already made 2 trips to the Highland Park post office but the lady who does passports was never in.) We had to extract a sleeping Simon from his car seat, and balance him on a stool without a back. Meanwhile, the line of people waiting for service got longer.

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Baby’s first biker bar

Posted in Dining, Family, H. sapiens var. Simon on November 17th, 2011 by rmd – 1 Comment

Actually, it was just our local greasy burger joint.