First off, I would like to report that Mr. Conehead is doing very well!
He was snoozing on the front deck today, using the railing as a chin rest. Don't feel sorry for him in that cone. Feel sorry for ME! He rams into my legs with it about 20 times a day. I swear he's doing it on purpose.
His incision is healing very well and he seems like his normal happy self. Long may it continue!
I had fun on the weekend.
Gordon and I ran the 5K in the Great Raisin River Footrace yesterday! It was a lot of fun and a beautiful course around Williamstown. Our friend Sigrun was there doing the 11K. Next year we'll do the 11K too.
Sigrun's my inspiration. She started running about a year before I did and I was so impressed!
And Kathrine Switzer, who ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, when women weren't allowed, was at the race. What an amazing woman, with an amazing life. She was the one who announced my name as I ran across the finish line. How cool is that? Afterwards, she signed my bib and gave me two hugs! She was very encouraging about my running. What a great lady.
I took a few seconds off my previous 5K time, and Gordon took 2-1/2 MINUTES off his! We want to do a 10K race this fall.
The race gave us free admission to the Williamstown Fair, where I went to see my honey...
That's it on the bottom left, with the red FIRST PRIZE ribbon!
Yaaaaaay!! Our friend Dave took these photos for me. I was really happy. Scored 98/100 on the honey. Lost two points for bubbles, which I knew was going to happen. I've been bedevilled by bubbles this honey harvest. It's an aesthetic thing; doesn't affect taste!
I can't really take credit though. That belongs to...
... my beautiful bees who did all the hard work for me, with a little magic thrown in. The honey, in my opinion, tastes incredible this year.
Thank you girls!
They were working very hard today.
And I have been terribly remiss. No duckling photos for days! So here you go...
They are growing like WEEDS. Still totally adorable though.
More duckling photos to come!