Bruce Winter
Aug 31, 2018 · 4 min read

Mail Order Frogs

We dumped 20 mail ordered tadpoles into our Lilly pond last month, then never saw them again. But magically, this week, some bullfrogs started showing up:

Now we need to figure out what to feed them. I asked this guy, but he said no thanks, he was just visiting us on a short term tourist visa and had to fly home:

So then I asked this guy, who we found on our way to the hottub the other night, and he said he would be happy to go ask the frogs what they eat:

Turns, after doing some research, we discovered he is a poisonous baby copperhead, a rattlesnake relative. Fortunately we used tongs instead of fingers to move him.

We really enjoyed our trip to Seattle for the pig roast:

I enjoyed the visits with family more than I did visiting the pig:

We rented out a ‘castle’, replete with a home theater and hot tub:

Chloe got a bunch of really great photos:

She has bunch more here:

Here is a two minute video recap:

Also did a 3 minute video of Mom and Mikayle’s visit:

One last video showing the pond build. Sorry for the singing …

I’ve been strangely enjoying working out in hot and humid summer. When the mosquitoes are out, I suit up with pants and long sleeve shirt and get really sweaty:

I measured 3 lbs (6 cups) of sweat in that shirt and pants!

We set up a turtle-cam for James. Helen has finally figured what he likes to eat (crickets and strawberries). He sometimes joins us for our dinner.

This monster is called a jackfruit, grows in a tree. A bit hard to cut up, but tasty and healthy:

Speaking of healthy, Nick talked me into buying a power rack. They let you do solo strength training safely. Turns out you can also solo assemble it safely, barely:

I was going to title that video something like ‘installing a rack in our bedroom’, but thought that might paint a slightly misleading and sketchy image :)

Bruce

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A monthly download of photos, sprinkled with words. Not nearly as good as cupcakes sprinkled with sprinkles, but better than Vegemite. Anything is better than Vegemite. Older posts are at http://bruceletters.blogspot.com