I have something to admit. I’ve lost the Lily Bug Beetle Battle.
(Say that fast three times!)
I’ve been religiously spraying Neem oil on them, until this past couple of weeks. It is an amazing preventative, but you must be…
July 28 UPDATE:
After a massive thunder and lightning show, and 46mm of rain in an hour, I brought her into the kitchen. Maggie Monarch passed over night, tucked in behind the curtain on the plant.
It’s so pretty, with a pretty useless wing.
I ended u…
There are certain things that we easily associate with Vin Diesel. Big muscles. Fast cars. Aviator sunglasses. Fighting. A shiny bald head. Beating the crap out of people. You know, the usual macho/tough guy type of stuff. But serenading a stranger with the most tortured ballad of the year? Hmm, not so much. Yet that’s […]
Jimmy Fallon is one lucky guy. No, it’s not because he has his own successful late-night talk show. No, it’s not all the amazing celebs he gets to talk to on a regular basis. It’s because Fallon gets the opportunity to do weird things with said celebs, which somehow includes “rolling” with Heidi Klum. Oh, […]
Be careful who you bully because they may grow up to be the lead singer of a super cool and popular rock band. Spoon’s Britt Daniels has never hid the fact that one of the songs from their 2002 album, Kill The Moonlight, was about his middle school bully Jonathan Fisk. But on their new […]
Dan Browns famous novel “The Da Vinci Code” mixes history, mystery, and a curious plot that keeps pages turning. Whether you love it or hate it, I personally remember putting that book down several times while reading it and thinking “Woah, it all makes sense!“. That feeling of “what the…” is hard to come by. […]
As we reported earlier this week, DJ/producer Deadmau5 was going to take Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for a drive as part of his YouTube show, Coffee Run. Now you can watch all 30 gloriously boring minutes of it online. And we know what you’re thinking: “Why would I ever do that?” Good point. You shouldn’t. […]
Foam Play from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Hours of fun with a can of shaving foam! They made ice cream this time.
Almonte Fair from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Gramma & Grampa too the girls to the Almonte Fair.
Train Museum from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Where the train goes, CHoo-Choo!
We put a movie together of our canoe trip! The videocamera was too close to the water bottles with juice. It wouldn’t work without making a grinding noise.
That was OK. We did a voice over. Isabelle was upset because the two fishermen wouldn’t wave to …
Foam Girls from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This movie is about Foam Girls. A superhero story by Josephine & Isabelle, Gramma & Grampa!
We’d spend the afternoons covering ourselves in shaving foam. Eventually, we created a plot, costumes, props, extra characters, extra actors. We planned it over several days. I hope you enjoy it!
It’s terribly exciting. I found another Monarch caterpillar (#2!) down in the meadow. It’s barely a spec from a bit of distance away. I found no eggs, but did find the distinct caterpillars. I was joyful.
And the first bug that got my curiousity is gro…