Wicked Walk 12/10/2014

December the 10th was a really good day.  Not only was the weather perfect for walking, I harvested a spike (perfect double lung shot, pats self on back) and made cookies for Addie’s piano recital.  A well-rounded day.  The early morning hours revealed lots of beauty. Here is what I saw. Dew-coated pod and a…

24 Hour Salad

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, not because I haven’t cooked or consumed any food.  No, my winter layer of warmth is coming along quite nicely thanks to rolls, truffles, cake balls and stew.  Not all eaten together of course.  I’ve just been lazy.  BUT I want to share with you the fastest, most…

Cleaning House

Seriously wondering if my super crappy vacuum cleaner is picking up any dirt or paper particles AT ALL.  However, the vacuum marks on the carpet do make it look like I care…….which I do. Once upon a time I scrubbed my floors at least once a week, vacuumed on my way out the door so…

Moomin from Suomi

Remember when you were little and someone sent you a surprise in the mail?  Can you recall how totally awesome and exciting it was to have a package with YOUR name on it?  I recently discovered those feelings are the same in your early thirties.  I arrived home a few days ago, weary from work…

Micro

Once upon a time, long before we moved to Maydelle, there sat a house near our chicken pen.  The house is no longer there but we still find things left behind.  Addie found this yesterday……. I couldn’t grow a fern and mushroom in a glass jar if I tried.  And they just did it themselves!…

Wicked Walk 12/3/2014

 Today I cleaned my stove.  This in turn made my counter tops look bad.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the cabinet faces appear rather horrid.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the appliances, both large and small, seem a bit crusty.  So I cleaned them, which led to a careful…

Bullmastiff vs Cream Brabanter

Chicken keeping has been, and always will be, laced with tragedy.  Yesterday I turned my darlings out on the way to the deer stand so they could scratch about for a couple of hours before bedtime.  As I sat nestled in my tree I could hear our neighbors shouting at their dogs, nothing out of…