Nearly every year for the past 15, we've hosted a New Year's Eve party. I think we've missed two before this year (once because we were living in the rental house). This year, we talked about it, but our hearts just weren't in it. We'd had a busy and fun Hanukkah and Christmas and that… Continue reading Happy New Year, Rosemary Clooney
At last (I know you've been wondering), here's a video of the holiday performance at Hyla's school last Friday. I took this video with Hyla's nifty little video camera just to test it out and I'm not really happy with the quality of the video, but I think that's my fault because I used the… Continue reading Open Fields Holiday Program, the 2008 edition
In past years, we've put up quarts of jam and gallons of pickles and applesauce during the summer and fall to send to family and friends for holiday treats. For some reason this year, we did none of that. Absolutely none. Our larder isn't empty because we have leftovers from last year, but it does… Continue reading Holiday sweetness
I have many things to post, but am trying to catch up on work, so am trying to ignore the "call of the blog". In the meantime, here's a video for a song I've loved for years. Just hearing the first guitar notes makes me smile, even though I'm at work and not at all… Continue reading Song of the day
Two videos from yesterday. Golden Guernsey goats at play at Spitalfields City Farm in London: These are the type of goats we have our hearts set on. Unfortunately, they are a rare breed, originating in England, and can't be imported to the US. Southwind Farm, which boasts the only purebred Golden Guernsey herd in the… Continue reading Goats and yaks
Now that NaBloPoMo is over, I figured I'd want to give myself a blogging break, at least for a day. But now that the day is nearly done, I feel reluctant to simply stop this thing I've become so used to. It's become almost as much of habit for me as my (near) daily walks… Continue reading Now what?