Archive for September, 2010

Garage sale find

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I found this a while ago, but I was making grilled cheeses for dinner last night (I know, but I was tired) and I realized how lucky I was to have it. I found this for $3 at a garage sale back in May and have been so glad I bought it. The waffle irons […]

Ye olde nice daye

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

A lovely friend invited us to spend Saturday morning with her at the Renaissance Faire. There are always lots of chores waiting in the garden, but I thought Sofía might enjoy herself – plus I hadn’t seen this friend in a long time – so I said yes. I wasn’t intending to make her a […]

First Fall seeds

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Sofía took a nice, long nap on Thursday (slept till 5:20, when I went in to wake her!) so I got a lot of work done on the back 40. I mowed everything and weeded some of the beds I had left fallow all summer. I even finally got around to spreading out and planting […]

Beginning the Fall garden

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I’ve been hard at work on the farm these past few days. Cleanup has begun; I’ve yanked all the squash and watermelon vines. I’ve left the cucumbers for now, as they seem to be struggling along and I want to get seeds from them. I get so jealous when I look around at other gardens […]

Pleats please

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I had been thinking I would do box pleats rather than regular pleats on the overskirt of my friend’s Renaissance Dress, but I decided to try draping both kinds to make sure. The box pleats are on your right, regular pleats on the left. (Man, is it ever hard to take pictures of shiny fabric […]

Too many eggs

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

My girls have been busy. I’m getting between four and six medium-sized eggs per day, which is more than we can (healthily) use. (They’re medium-sized right now, but will get bigger as the hens get older.) And this laying rate will probably keep right up until late Fall – hens don’t lay so frequently in […]

Salsa verde

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Yum yum yum! Green tomatoes from one friend, tomatillos & jalapeños from another, together with the last of my homegrown red onions made two pints of delicious garden salsa to spice up winter months. I roasted about 2 pounds of fruit under the broiler. (I could have gotten more green tomatoes from the garden, and […]


Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Remember back in April when I told you I was trading a chicken coop for a dress? Well, I never got around to starting that dress, because we are both such busy people and the deadline wasn’t till mid-September, and then up in the air entirely. We weren’t sure what style to make it, how […]

In with the old

Monday, September 13th, 2010

I spent some time with my grandmother tonight. Many of my memories of Grandma Young revolve around food. The chicken soup with dumplings she would serve every visit; the stöllen she made us every Christmas; and the tomato jam that always filled at least a couple packages under the Christmas tree. There was always a […]


Monday, September 13th, 2010