One of the problems – or benefits, of being only two is when one makes a leg of lamb for Easter dinner there are going to be leftovers.
Depending on the size of the leg there could be a lot of leftovers.
We like leftovers of all flavors, but especially lamb.
Accepting this, nay, embracing this, I normally make enough … Continue reading.....
Those who know me and / or read this blog know I hate to clean.
I discovered the most marvelous cleaning tool today: mon mari’s air compressor.
I’ve used it often in the past to blow out our computers.
When you live with two large, active puppies it becomes necessary to take the case off the computer … Continue reading.....
The finishing starts.
One could take issue, linguistically, with that sentence.
But from a practical standpoint, we are most happy to start the finish.
The walls (in one bedroom) are filled in, pointed, repaired and cemented.
He started plastering this morning – after the photos.
He also (and this is really exciting) put the frame around the outer walls for … Continue reading.....
I'm so sick of butternut squash I could scream.
I was so pleased and proud as I picked them and cured them and stored them last fall.
I had 24 of them, all sizes, but mostly big.
I was sure they would be gone by December.
At the very latest the middle of January.
They're only supposed to 'keep well … Continue reading.....
Carl Sagan once said: "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch you must first create the universe."
I'm either going to quit cooking completely….
Or start cooking everything absolutely from scratch – chicken Noodle soup starting with a fertilized egg.
It was an interesting day doing the weekly shopping.
First we went to the frozen food store, … Continue reading.....
We had a momentous occasion chez nous last week.
We took the plastic off the the hole in the floor above the staircase.
For the winter, since there is no insulation under the roof, we had plastic, insulation and boards covering up the top of the staircase.
Last week we uncovered it.
We can now walk up and down the … Continue reading.....
Mon mari got to play with a big toy last week.
He wanted to rent the little backhoe/digger that he used last year to dig the water trench.
It wasn’t available.
But the guy was very understanding…. and let him have the big one for the same price.
And I can’t believe I didn’t get a photo of it!
I’m … Continue reading.....
I would like a fox, please.
If anyone is planning on giving me a gift for St. Patrick's Day, I would like a fox, please.
Actually 2 foxes – a male and female, of procreating age and inclination.
They should be very, very hungry.
I'm told there used to be fox here…. Now there are just lots and … Continue reading.....