A Year in Review and My Calendar Conundrum

One of the things I love about the end of one year and the beginning of another, is looking over what we accomplished and setting our sights on new goals. This year was a bit of a highlight because I don’t think we have ever done so many new things in one year. We went from city kids to country kids in 2012. At the … Continue reading A Year in Review and My Calendar Conundrum

Regrouping and Using Curiosity & Creativity Locally

There are more tragedies in the world than I can fathom. The truth is, our world is so connected, we cannot help but know devastating details of incidents that happen across vast distances. Which is why I have unplugged recently. The recent cruelties and losses have been horrendous. I stopped listening to the radio. I haven’t been online in quite a while. It scared me … Continue reading Regrouping and Using Curiosity & Creativity Locally

Simplicity: How Did We Ever Forget?

My husband had our 8-year old helping make breakfast for our Big Country Breakfast on Sunday. It was homemade biscuits with homemade gravy and scrambled eggs from our chickens. Ben was cracking the eggs and whisking them. He was adding the salt and pepper, and noticing that we are running low on salt. He suggested going to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a refill. (He … Continue reading Simplicity: How Did We Ever Forget?

The Pigs are Home! The Pigs are Home! Sweet Pea’s Finally Here!

There she is – in all her glory – checking out her new pig pen that we built out of an old skateboard ramp we took apart board by board (actually Joe did last summer) from a tree job my husband did. Oh – that was such a fortuitous job  – because we did a partial trade for the granite sink we just put in … Continue reading The Pigs are Home! The Pigs are Home! Sweet Pea’s Finally Here!

Home Grown. Homemade. A Little Bragging on my Man!

Scott kept himself busy today working up a delicious dinner. I got home to fresh baked cookies. There were homemade hamburger buns, hamburgers and bacon from our local Butcher Shop (which only sells locally raised meat). Throw in some homemade potato chips. We had the canned jalapenos from the garden, and mayonnaise made from our own chicken’s eggs. Oh, and he made the little guys … Continue reading Home Grown. Homemade. A Little Bragging on my Man!

“Eat, Drink, Get Old”

Over dinner the other night, Ben, our 8-year old, explained that this phrase was how Koko, the signing gorilla, described a Birthday Party. Ben is fascinated by gorillas, and this one in particular, and reads everything he can on the subject. This month, several bloggers are discussing our self-image, aging, the masks we wear, why we chose the Profile Picture we use – how old … Continue reading “Eat, Drink, Get Old”