Archive | May 2012

Big sky

Big sky by dogfrog
Big sky, a photo by dogfrog on Flickr.

Somewhere in Vermont between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.

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Vermont, May 2012


Otters are tasty


Great American Beer #8


Wolovers Otter Creek Black IPA. Sooooo tasty.

History lesson…

Nothing like a good story is there…


Off to Vermont

Later today we’ll begin our road trip to Vermont and Lake Champlain for a spot of camping, outdoor life and fishing. I’m sure there will be a few breweries to be visited along the way – Magic Hat and Otter Creek to name but two.

Apparently you can shoot pike in Lake Champlain at this time of year. I can’t wait for dynamite season.

Last time we took a serious road trip it was in a SMART car up a bunch of big mountains in Spain. Now that was fun too!


Lola tells me the moths round here get as big as the seagulls in Brighton so I better hang onto my chips…

Small but numerous


The good news is that the fish are starting to hit. The bad news is that they are tiny so far. Off to Vermont on Friday and Lake Champlain so hopefully the big guns will come out.

Great American Beer #7

Found this cheeky little number at the beer shop in Wilkes-Barre. It’s dark, chocolatey and basically to use a word from back home, stonk. If you like Ubu, honk your horn!


We hit the rhubarb motherload


Massive haul of rhubarb – about 12 large freezer bags I think all for less than 20 bucks. That’ll keep us in crumble for a few months I should think! Any other suggestions for rhubarb are welcome!

First fruit

Ok so it’s not the biggest vegetable in the entire world, but it is the first fruits of our garden labor. Spicier than regular radish, this little fella is a spicy Japanese breakfast radish that bestows upon the eater magical super powers. I’m still waiting for mine to kick in but I’m expecting full X-Ray vision before lunchtime in time for a trip to the Viewmont Mall.