FOUR DOGS

I have little to report. The most important piece of information is this: I have FOUR dogs now. We now have Frank (lab), Ziggy (Australian Shepherd), Chunk (brown worm), and Kramer (original flavor wiener). Wanda and Peggy went to live with their mom, my sister, and Frank was so lonely that he needed a friend….

This Post is a Mishmash

Now that I am firmly rooted in summer vacation, I hope to be posting more. I’ve been busy trying to get the garden in (late!), playing with my new puppy Frank Reynolds (pictures to come), and general tomfoolery. We also took care of two other puppies – Peggy Hill and Wanda Jackson – for my…

SPRING SPRING SPRING

SPRING. SPRING, GUYS. SPRING. IT IS ALMOST HERE. When I was a kid, I knew that spring was close when our yard was covered in tiny henbit blossoms. Henbit seems to like my roses, but it is easy to clear away. I don’t use any pesticides/herbicides, so I can clean up my flower beds AND…

Lazy Spaghetti Squash

One of my friends gave me a great piece of advice: she told me that you always have to take care of your future self. I take that advice for self-care seriously. I try to do things now that will allow me to have a more carefree life later. I set out my clothes for…

Zucchini Fritters with Radish Top Pesto

I have been sorting seeds and making a planting calendar – the latter being a completely new venture for me. Radishes are one of the first things I plant, even before the last frost date. (Guys. I have some really exciting ones for this year, including this Round Black Spanish Radish.) This is also a…

Walks and Playground Weddings

The weather has finally turned warmer for a bit, and Jim and I have been walking in the woods. Our treks always cast a lens on the way each of us interacts with the world. As we walk, he points out where different properties connect, calls them by name, tells me their history. He uses…

Ghost Stories and Shortbread

It’s been a big ball of cozy over here, almost to a ridiculous level. I have been reading a lot of ghost stories today, because I am anĀ adult. Ghost stories call for ghost cookies, and these are some of my favorites. I am sending you on an adventure today to one of my favorite blogs…