Category: Weekend in Pictures

Week in Pictures

My one cheat during this no-spend challenge? The new Snoop cookbook, From Crook to Cook. I admit, I was jealous my husband got new work shoes but rather than expensive shoes, I got this. Hey, I needed a laugh…and some new ideas for the kitchen 🙂 Front door – painted! We had a mild day (low 50’s, no rain) so…

Week in Pictures

Meow! Nothing like tarps and black plastic and scrap plywood across the front yard to invite the paparazzi! This, of course, is our first attempt at killing grass, and because we have no concept of dimensions coming from the city, only about 40% is actually covered because I’m in no mood to go BUY plastic to kill the other 60%…

Week in Pictures

Autumn mornings are kinda rad out here on the farm. Hard to see but we now have three eucalyptus trees planted along the front fence – far left is a lemon gum that we just got, and the two on the right we brought over from PDX and are growing like crazy! Very happy about that as they are going…

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While I’m not a gravy type of gal, I will say that my first attempt (yep, ever) at making a chicken pot pie turned out pretty frickin’ tasty. The recipe is from one of the first bloggers I ever started following almost a decade ago, Ashley English, whose cookbook A Year of Pies is pretty fab. She doesn’t blog that…

Week in Pictures

Talk about a first for me! I’ve never worked with bricks/masonry, and so I had to look it up online how to remove bricks for the awful pink brick hearth. Now don’t worry, we are NOT planning to eliminate a wood stove from our future! We simply want to start from as much scratch as possible, as the situation we…

Week in Pictures

Well I’m officially in love with goats – oy vey! Over at our neighbor’s house (she has 9 goats, 2 mules, three dogs and a ton of turkeys, chickens, and ducks..whew!) I spent some time with these sweethearts and just fell head over heels for them. She takes such good care of them and makes cheese from their milk along…

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Our girl Ethel is struggling. A few weeks ago we noticed she was slowing down and exhibiting signs that I can only relate to dementia, as she’d suddenly stop and seem to be lost, and while the other three will hustle to the coop at dinnertime, she’d just seem out of sorts and have to be corralled in. Then we…

Week in Pictures

With a view like this, who wouldn’t want to mow? We are still LOVING our new electric mower – no gas, bay-bee! Nothing like a quick getaway over to the beach at Fort Stevens State Park this past day off – windy and gorgeously sunny! October is the best!!! And of course, what is a week without some evidence of…

Before + After = The Laundry Room

Not terribly sexy to some, but hey – I’ve never had a laundry room! Our washer & dryer was down in the basement on cold hard concrete next to the spare bedroom. To have one on the main floor that’s easily accessible, well lit, and has room to, well, launder? Kinda cool. Anyhow, when we saw the house, the then-owner…

Eco-licious

Stuff to think about this week: THIS is a huge example of why unions – and photojournalists – are so essential, and MUST be supported. Australia’s racism problem in a nutshell – yet the author even misses the boat when it comes to the intersection of racism and sexism, not calling out the obvious – old white dudes running these…