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Showing posts from July, 2011

Owl Banding Today

At our neighbors (also cousins) farm today, the game commission banded the owls that are about to leave the box/nest.

Making necklaces

With the boys away at scout camp, I'm attempting to  work on one craft a day.  Today was jewelry making.  :-)

Citronella Lanterns - Before & After

$3 lanterns from Family Dollar. I love them because I can fill hem with citranella oil and burn them on my deck to keep the bugs away..  but I really am not a fan of the bright colors our store had in stock.
I had some "hammered brown" spray paint leftover from painting my bike.  Much better!  :-)

Book - The Invisible Bridge

Wow, was this ever a long book. The story covers about a decade of time? Enough that at the end if you think back to how the book began, it's rather unbelievable that it was all one story.

I love books with some historical background. The chapters on the war can be overwhelming - there's so much sadness, but the book is so rich in detail and feeling.. it's worth reading.

There's enough sex that I wouldn't put this on my 14 year olds reading list, but not so much that it ruined the book.

There have been so many books written about the 2nd world war, but this one is based on the view of a jew, in Hungary, and is different than any other perspective I have read. Granted it's fiction, I wouldn't use this as a text book, but it's thought provoking enough to make me want to learn more, which is a sure sign of a great book in my mind.

Area 81 Geocaching "Fizzy Challenge"

GC1A6YE Area 81 - Code Name "Fizzy Challenge"

"To be able to claim a find on this cache, you will need to first find at least one cache of every difficulty/terrain combination (81 unique combinations). As part of those finds, you'll need to have at least one of each of the cache types below (the different cache types DO count against the 81, so if you find a 3.5/3.5 multi-cache, it fulfills both requirements.)"
And if that was not complex enough - 
All finds(except the Event and CITO Events)must be on caches that were"Published BEFORE March 26, 2008"

I created a google doc to help track your progress with this cache - see it here:
Our Progress:
First, we have to have found one cache of each type:
Traditional Cache -
Multi Cache - GCHVNE Guts
Mystery Cache - 
Virtual Cache - GCB619 Standing Tall
Letterbox Hybrid - 
Earthcache - GC13AMQ Watkins Glen State Park Earthcach…

Geocaching - I've Been Everywhere Challenge - Pennsylvania

GC2A6HW - I've Been Everywhere Challenge -- Pennsylvania
GOAL - Log a cache in each of the following towns listed in the Pennsylvania adaptation of Johnny Cash's song, I've Been Everywhere (In Pennsylvania) By Earl Pickens 
To prove that you 'have been everywhere' find a cache within the following 93 places in Pennsylvania:  *Some of the smaller towns may not have caches. After doing your search choose the cache closest too the city.
Conshohocken,  Millview,  Rockview,  Waterloo,  Lackawanna,  Fairview,  Bellevue,  Sweet Root,  Susquehanna,  Lewisburg,  Stroudsburg,  Elysburg,  Orbisonia,  Harrisburg,  Pittsburgh,  Wellesrburg,  Robesonia,  Mountain Top,  Glen Rock,  Flat Rock,  Sunbury,  Saint Marys,  Shickshinny,  Big Shanty,  Bellefonte,  Southmont,  Westmont, 
 Hummel's Wharf,
 Cedar Springs,
 Boiling Springs,  Chest Springs, 
Center Bridge,