ANIMALS!!!

I am super excited about the fact we live so close to a really unique attraction to NY.  It is called Animal Adventures. It has animals from all over the world and they are available to be pet and fed and you stroll around the park. They are always improving and exhibiting new animals.

We have seen and touched animals that we would have never had the opportunity to do anywhere else in the world. What a fantastic resource. I am super thankful to the owner/founder Jordan Patch. He is an animals super hero.

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McCaws

McCaws

Alpacas

Alpacas

White Toed Lynx - Canadian

White Toed Lynx – Canadian

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Female Hyena

Female Hyena

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White MCcaw

White MCcaw

Alpaca

Alpaca

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Camel Kisses

Camel Kisses

Marty the Camel

Marty the Camel

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African

African

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A little Tongue from Olie

A little Tongue from Olie

Capabera

Capabera

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Scottland bovine

Scottland bovine

Jacob Sheep

Jacob Sheep

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CSA – Our first

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When we moved back to NY, I found a great CSA that picks up at a fantastic local foods market near our home.  We have been bogged down by so much vegatables I have little room in my fridge and some of it is going to waste. I love veggies, but when I get funky ones, I just have no idea what to do with them. I am looking forward to later on in the season when less greens and more actual veggies I can cook right away will start appearing in our boxes.

We are loving the fact that we already paid for all this in advanced so very little grocery money is going towards veggies now.

I also grabbed several chicks months back and raised them free range. They went to processing last week and now I have a freezer full of chicken. I am taking another batch in for processing soon as well.  I have meat rabbits, that I hope will be having kits in a month, so I can then have a freezer full by winter, of rabbit.  Hoping this will help cut down on meat purchases and be better for us health wise and money wise.

 

At the Races….Drag Races that is.

June 2015

I am fortunate enough to have several race tracks in our surrounding area. I really wanted to play with my camera and this was the perfect opportunity. Cool Cars! Smoke! Lightening speeds! All around good time.

I brought R. with me so she could play with her camera, too. I didn’t get to play with my shutter speed since I left my tripod at home, but I still got to experiece following cars along there path and seeing some great cars!

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B-29 Bomber

June 2015

We were very fortunate to have had the B-29 Bomber, the last one in operation, come to our local airport for a viewing. It was a very coolsite.

I got lots of neat pictures of it and the C-47?. We were able to go inside the under belly to see the bombs and inside the cockpit. We didn’t get into the cockpit since the climb was too much for us, but it was totally worthe the hour or so wait.

The entire time we were there, they were maintaining this beautiful plane like royalty.  What a treat!

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Car shows galore!

I have been to several car shows in the last few months. I am not particularly drawn to cars, but I am trying to improve  my skills as a photographer. Cars are an easy teaching tools. They don’t move, well, when parked anyway. They have great reflection properties. And they can’t complain. 😛

Here are some of my favorites from the Greene Cruise Ins and the Port Crane Fire Dept BBQ.

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Fireman Field Days

June 2015

Our favorite fair is the Firemans Field Days is Appalachin, NY. It is simple and fun. This time I brought the girls with us. I laughed so hard riding the twister ride over and over again my cheeks cramped up. LOL

I introduced the girls to fair food. DEEP FRIED OREO COOKIES! Nom nom nom nom.  T. got to shoot a BB Gun and Paint gun, which made him happy. :-/

We got there way early on the opening day due to lack of proper advertising for the event, so I took some realy neat pictures of the empty fair grounds and rides.

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Having fun with the Family – B-Sens Hockey

May 2015

Knocking teeth out. Blood on the ice. Darth Vadar on the runway.

Whaaat??!

Okay, we had lots of fun this winter and early spring at our favorite local hockey teams arena. I brought my parents a few time and we got to see some gruesome action on the ice. We also had a great time at the Start Wars event they held before the game. T. even got pictures with several of the characters.

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