Month: November 2014

Pyramids- The Snowman’s Angular Cousins.

Last week’s pre-Thansgiving snow storm left us with over a foot of frozen clouds in our yard. I thought to myself- “self, I bet we could make a snow pyramid.  WAIT!!! I bet I could get the boys to help me make the whole… Continue Reading “Pyramids- The Snowman’s Angular Cousins.”

Time is never on sale. Get It While You Can!

One year ago, I drove across town with the boys in blissful ignorance of what the day would bring. We were on a mission to find post-Thanksgiving donuts to round out our holiday gluttony. As we passed the lake; I saw that it was on… Continue Reading “Time is never on sale. Get It While You Can!”

“Where Are My Feet!?!”

No matter how ready I think I am the snow still often catches me unaware. At around noon yesterday, I turned around from my work table and the outside world was filled with flakes. These were not ‘Norman Rockwell flakes,’ these were ‘storming the beaches… Continue Reading ““Where Are My Feet!?!””

How Train Your Humans By- The Dogs

I think we can safely say that as dog owners we have fallen short more than a couple times.  Since we are have three female dogs (all with aspirations of alphadom) it has not always been easy to manage our little pack. Isis’s birthday has just… Continue Reading “How Train Your Humans By- The Dogs”

The Eye, The Mountain and The Tree.

Sometimes (well ok- most of the time) I wish I could just go around life’s hard patches.  Alas, I find again and again these phases are not only inevitable, but vital if I am to come out the other side any wiser. Many times I go through adversity only to vow… Continue Reading “The Eye, The Mountain and The Tree.”

My First Year Without A Father.

The end of November will mark one year since my dad passed unexpectedly. It has been the first year of my life I didn’t have a dad ready at hand.  Just a phone call away.  Not that I called all the time.  I am… Continue Reading “My First Year Without A Father.”

“Looks Cold…”

We had our first real snow of this year.  It’s really amazing that silently over night the yard can go from- to- I think the lettuce is finally done. The back garden is also out of commission till next year, season over. The chickens stayed… Continue Reading ““Looks Cold…””

GOOD MORNING!!! I Give You- ‘Fry Poached Eggs.’

I love eggs for breakfast.  Lucky for me there are a lot about.  My problems begin when I try to decide how I want to cook them. For me, fried eggs (sunny up or over easy) are always a good option but one that requires fat to… Continue Reading “GOOD MORNING!!! I Give You- ‘Fry Poached Eggs.’”

The End of A Season

With snow flurries last week and the steady drop in temperature there is no denying that winter is near.  The light takes on a thick quality at the beginning and end of the day and it is dark by 5pm.  The last of the… Continue Reading “The End of A Season”

A Quick Pumpkin Hack.

Our Sugar Pumpkin harvest left us with an issue. I wanted to get into all those little pumpkins, save the seeds to plant and cook the flesh, without making a huge pupkiny mess I would have to clean up. When it comes to cooking pumpkin,… Continue Reading “A Quick Pumpkin Hack.”

How can I tell?

Originally posted on Wicked Rural Homestead:
Am I beautiful? How can I tell? I could look for the answer in the mirror to see what I need to cover up. I could give myself a number either off a scale or tag. I could…

Down By The Trading Post.

I could be wrong, but I think that our little Maine town has exactly one of everything- a town hall, fire station, school (grades k-8,) post office, two church and a trading post. The trading post is the only store IN Acton.  The closest grocery store to… Continue Reading “Down By The Trading Post.”

(A LONG Over Due) Apiary Update.

Talking with my mom a few days ago she asked how the bees were doing and I realized I had not written about them in a great while.  This does not mean that our hive life has been uneventful only that I have not gotten… Continue Reading “(A LONG Over Due) Apiary Update.”

A Story for Halloween.

When we moved East we were basically homeless for the better part of three months.  We lived out of hotels and vacation rentals (not easy with two dogs) and only had one vehicle in the meantime.  This meant that my amazing husband would drop… Continue Reading “A Story for Halloween.”

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