The best breakfast since scrambled eggs and tabasco!
Since the death of my dad last fall, my choices have catapulted our lives into a bittersweet mix of trial and change. Some good some bad, all different. The homestead has had many births and new beginnings but today I fear we must again morn one of… Continue Reading “A Familiar Loss”
The time to harvest tubers and roots has arrived here in Maine! Apples and pumpkins are next, like tomorrow. I never liked beets till I was older but now I consider them a real treat. I know they can appear alien and complicated but… Continue Reading “Beets and Cream. Really, Trust Me!”
On my mom’s side of the family it seems that life has always revolved around horses. My Grandpa was raised on a chicken farm in Nebraska. There were many things he disliked about the farm but there were a few perks for an energetic young boy to enjoy. It… Continue Reading ““No Hour Of Life Is Wasted That Is Spent In The Saddle.” ~Winston Churchill”
When I was young, my dad used to tuck me in at night and tell me a “Chickie Story.” He would make these stories up on the spot with me as “Chickie.” Most of the time these stories consisted of him rehashing what I had… Continue Reading “A Chickie story”
Apparently cotton is the traditional second year anniversary gift, I thought it was cardboard. It is supposed to represent durability and the ability to adapt, I like that. In a few days my husband and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary. When you… Continue Reading “The Cotton Anniversary?!”
I love spiders. In my opinion, their abilities and variations are wonderful to behold. I completely understand that not everyone shares my enthusiasm but I would like to make a small attempt to stand off some of the irrational fears out there about spiders. I’m not going to ask you… Continue Reading “Arachnophilia- Love of Spiders.”
I have mentioned in a few posts that we have one chicken who has seceded from the flock. Even though she has no problem getting in and out of the fences. Exhibit A: Recently she has decided not to return at night to roost. The first… Continue Reading “Spaz and Her Fortress of Spazatude”
“High Ho, High Ho, it’s off to work I go.” Well, to be honest as a restaurant “lifer” I have been sneaking shifts bar tending down South at a cool historic inn. It has been amazing to focus on the homestead and the boys… Continue Reading “Following Life’s Not So Subtle (Road) Signs”
While looking through iPhoto found some of the pancake shapes the boys have requested for breakfast over the past year. Can you tell what they are? . . . . . .The answers: . . Sonic the Hedge Hog, Sponge Bob with bacon seaweed and… Continue Reading “Pancake Rorschach Test- Take at Your Own Risk.”
Even though I didn’t plant any this year, they are blooming all over the yard from last- with some scarlet runner beans for good measure. Along with more of our confused ‘bean’ pumpkin. Have a great day!
I got an unexpected surprise soon after I married my husband. We had no money for a honeymoon (this was not the surprise.) As we were discussing what we could do with our time off together I jokingly suggested that we go driving around Maine listening… Continue Reading ““That Man Is The Richest Whose Pleasures Are The Cheapest.”-H.D.T”