Miscellany- November 6th

Popping in quick to ask you a couple questions as well as tell you a few things! 1) First and foremost, The Miracle Baby is One year old today! Hurray for Hamish, we are so happy he’s happy, healthy and ONE! Everyone is always commenting on how much he smiles, because he is a cheerful baby. We had a fun little Halloween get together last weekend and celebrated his birthday then.     2) What do you want to see on Venison for Dinner? I asked it over on Facebook, but I’ll ask it here too. I’m working on a list … Continue reading Miscellany- November 6th

Farm Fresh Fridays- Bounty within the Homestead

The other day I was walking around outside at my Moms house. The boys were playing, My sister was there with her girls and I couldn’t help but take pictures and soak in the beauty of the day. I’m drawn to food, it’s who I am. Looking at the photos as I uploaded them, I couldn’t help but notice this huge bounty that could be had right at my Moms house. Garlic grown in the garden. Mom was taking off excess paper to put it in the turkey brine. My Stepdad raised turkeys this year for the second time. We … Continue reading Farm Fresh Fridays- Bounty within the Homestead

Rustic Fruit Tart+Announcement!

I’ve been gone for an embarrissingly long time. I’m sorry, will you forgive me? See the thing is, I’ve been really busy. Not just your average “Oh I’m been busy” statement.   I’ve been growing a baby.   Wooohooo! I’m just entering my second trimester, and hoping the nausea and exhaustion will wane a bit, as I honestly haven’t planned a menu or cooked much of a real dinner in about 6-7 weeks. Lots of snacks. My poor poor Cowboy. Lucky for you, shortly before this onslaught, I did bake a rustic fruit tart and take a picture for you! … Continue reading Rustic Fruit Tart+Announcement!

Spilled Milk-A life lesson

Everyone tells you, Don’t cry over spilled milk And you laugh, because it’s funny, and why would you cry over a bit of spilled milk.     And then it happens. Picture this on a dark and stormy night in 2008 It’s dark out, you’re with your then boyfriend heading to milk the cow. It’s late, you were late getting to it, and it’s really dark. Which sucks for milking, by the way. Before you know it, you’re into it, finally enjoying it, and the 14 litre stainless steel bucket is ringing with the squirts of warm, steaming milk. Before … Continue reading Spilled Milk-A life lesson

Uncle Bear

When Drillerman was gone last, I wrote a little post about him, it made Gingersnap happy.   Wait, was it last time he was gone? Or the time before? The time before maybe? I don’t know, but right now he’s gone again. If you’re reading this Drillerman? Gingersnap says you can come home now, she’ll even shave her legs!   Back to the original topic of course, that being one of my other brother-in-laws. (I have 5 all together!) Uncle Bear and my Sister #2 moved away with my precious Amy Jane a gazillion years ago.   Oh it was only the … Continue reading Uncle Bear

Bathroom Update!

So the incubator is gone now. I bleached the bathroom with a enviro friendly hydrogen peroxide bleach.   Uhhhm *cough cough* WARNING: When using hydrogen peroxide bleach, beware of open cut on end of your finger?   Okay, we’re good now? Yup, okay, you’re not going to do what I do and end up with the end of your finger fizzing?   So I washed the floor, the counters, the bathtub, the sink the toilet. It felt really good.   Incubator OUT—-Cleanliness IN!   Except now we’ve got this issue again, but with the dehydrator! In a period of two … Continue reading Bathroom Update!