Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ithaca and Beyond

It's been a good couple of days. I had dinner tonight from the famous Moosewood Restaurant. The picture above is the gift shop - where they sold t-shirts and cookbooks. It was really good food, a burrito with spicy sweet potato filling and fruit salsa - yum!
And I was jazzed to be able to visit my friend Jordan's place. The photo above shows part of her wood pile and her mobile chicken coop. She had a mission for us: find the corners of her 25 acre property, spray paint the corner survey posts, and post "Private Property" signs at those spots as well. We did a fair bit of bush wacking, but it was a lot of fun to poke around in the woods for a couple of hours. The Black Flies weren't as bad as they could have been, so that was good.
The salamanders were out and about. The black arrows show three little red efts, which are juvenile Eastern Newts. It's so dry in Colorado; I don't know if I've seen salamanders there.

And here's me with a foot on one of the corner survey markers. There are a LOT of rocks in the soil in this part of the world.

I was at the first day of the workshop today. They're using a programming language called R, that I guess is like anything else that's new. I'm spending a lot of time slogging through the tutorial. It's interesting, but feels like the "invest now benefit later" sort of thing that it is.


  1. so glad you two got together for some fun. I have a class reunion at the end of July...looking forward to seeing some of my mature friends that I don't get to see much.

  2. Yes, it's good to catch up. I loved how Jordan and I just kind of picked up where we left off.


Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.