Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sumatran Tiger

Today I hand fed a very rare Sumatran Tiger named "Brownie" at the Australian National Zoo. What a beautiful animal and what a shame we are driving them to extinction.

Hair for Blokes


The Australian capital city of Canberra taken from the observation deck of the Telstra tower on Black Mountain.

There's gold in them thar hills!

The proprietor of this shop just down Church Street from Peggy's apartment in Parramatta assured me that it is indeed possible to find significant amounts of gold about 3-4 hours west of town.


Peggy in the queue to pay for parking at Sydney Airport.


Sam and Penny October 2007

Kristina sent us these great pictures of the twins. The Boo Bug Babies are growing up so fast!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pelicans at The Entrance

The Oz branch of Cowpath

Peggy's company sent her to Australia to manage a project and she has been down here since 11 September. I flew down on 6 October and will be back in the states 28 October.

First impressions of Australia are positive. The air is clean, the people generally friendly and laid back. Peg and I toured Sydney Harbour by boat my first day. Then Sunday we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway as far north as Newcastle. We visited The Entrance as well.

I will post as many of our pictures as I can to the blog.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Newfoundland Dogs

Since our Golden "Rascal" had to be euthanized a couple years ago, I've been missing having a dog in the house. I need a companion and a set of acute ears. Newfoundlands are amazing big dogs with a lot of love for their humans. The only problem is with both of us working, house training a puppy would be challenging. We'll see.

This picture was taken at the Water Safety Days event at Blue Marsh Lake near Reading. He belongs to one of the members of the New-Pen-Del Newfoundland Club.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Some of our native plants: Monarda Didyma (Bee Balm), Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot), Echinacea Purpurea, New England Aster, Upland Ironweed, Switchgrass 'Heavy Metal' (Panicum virgatum).

Groundhog (last) Day

Elvis has left the premises. He's still on the planet, just not here.

Cowpath Life

We started our new life here at Cowpath in October 2006. This blog will offer stories, humor, lessons learned, stuff about sustainable living, organic gardening, native plants, investing, technology and whatever else we can think of.