This summer, we’ve been eating lots of delicious Cucumber Salad with Mint. It amazes me as a gardener how one year a particular crop can be right-on-the-money, only to be followed by a disastrous showing the following season. Last summer, I was able to put up a years supply of onions, braided lovingly in my
It’s currently 189 degrees. Or something like that. Which makes me thankful that we worked on planting our potager weeks back when the weather was less… boiling. And even though it’s not complete, it is growing! Care to take a peek around with me? The Potager Garden: Assessing The Progress Full confession: I’m going to show
I love raising rabbits for meat. That’s right, Ladies and gentlemen, we’re back in the rabbit business! Lord have mercy! Hallelujah! Can you hear angels singing? Can you see the rainbows shooting across the sky? Is it currently raining gumdrops and lollipops where you are? … and is it just me, or do I smell
If I could sum up why it is we do everything we do… … the early morning milkings… …. the cleaning out of the chicken coop… … the tending, caring, and slaving over the garden beds… … the answer is actually quite clean and easy. It’s the food. We do what we do for the
Daylight Savings, as far as I’m concerned, can go back to the fiery pits from whence it once came. Because I’ve got three confused babies who have spent far too much effort trying to adjust to your danged ‘ol new schedule the past few days and I’m desperate for: 1. A strong cup of coffee 2.
Three weeks ago, I spent a night in the hospital. Not by choice, naturally. The day began as normal – cow milking, children wrangling, and breakfast baking. A few hours later, I noticed that I had begun spotting. That’s a scary sight for a pregnant person. Especially one with uterine abnormalities like mine (you can
While on our little mini-vacation in Georgia this past week, we spent one of our mornings browsing around a local Barnes and Noble. We had a $25 gift card from one of Stuart’s students (Christmas present!) and thoroughly enjoyed cruising around the book store figuring out how to spend it. Normally, I don’t spend the
I hope my Mom doesn’t hurt me for writing this post. I haven’t cleared it’s contents with her…and well, you know how Moms can be about things like toothpaste. Especially when your Mom is a Dental Hygienist. Sorry, Mom. Please forgive me. I was so encouraged last week when my Mom sent us a box