Hot Breakfast on the Mountain

As y’all know, my darling family and I are in hot pursuit of a bull elk at this moment.  Prior to leaving for Colorful Colorado I prepare by making and freezing large amounts of food.  Cooking in a Dutch oven over an open fire, while romantic, is not exactly practical.  Last year I manged to…

Wapiti

Every year, during the latter part of October, my family makes the 17 hour journey to the state of Colorado in hot pursuit of the wapiti.  Not only do we take ourselves, we take a friend or two plus 6 horses, 2 canvas wall tents, 2 wood burning stoves, as many coolers are we can…

Wicked Walk 10/8/2014

Today was a special day!  My little sister, who has been globe-trotting for about 5 years, flitted down at home base for awhile and came to walk with me.  I rarely take people with me when I walk, and have never taken another adult, so I made sure she knew how lucky she was!  (that…

Tater Tot & The Giant Mushroom

Looking out across the pasture behind our house you might think we had an epic hail storm or weird fall blizzard.  There are mushrooms EVERYWHERE.  Which makes me super-duper happy since I think mushrooms are the neatest thing on earth.  I slipped on my muck boots, grabbed my camera and traipsed thru the slosh to…

Warning! Creepy Spider Pictures!

So while I was cleaning out the flowers beds (I use the term ‘flower beds’ very loosely by the way) I ran across some completely cool creepy crawlies.  And they told me they wanted to be photographed while having their cozy homes disrupted and the universe as they know it, destroyed.  Who am I to…

Circus

The circus came to town and I took Addie, admittedly pretty excited myself since I haven’t been to a circus in the neighborhood of 26 years.  Heavens.  I must confess, I found it really depressing.  The animals all seemed well-taken care of and treated with respect but still, it was the most Depressing. Thing. Ever. …

Wishful Thinking

I have a vision for my flower beds. In my mind they look like this…….. Organized chaos of color bordered by weed-free mulch, nestled around my home like a quilt of yellow, purple, orange, red, pink and green.  When in reality (since I work full-time, home-school, blog, sell books, have chickens, go to church and…