Not a bad place to celebrate our anniversary.
Tomorrow we leave on a two-week vacation. Two. Weeks. Unheard of in this family. What's even stranger is that those bags you see above were packed nearly a week ago. That just goes to show how big a deal this trip is to us, a trip we first started talking about nearly 20 years ago.… Continue reading Expedition ready
I feel a bit directionless today, bouncing from thought to thought. Restless. Easily distracted. So, I thought I'd share a few of the things that are ricocheting around in my head. Last lunch As I packed H's lunch today for the last day of "school camp" (one of her teachers has run a three-week camp… Continue reading A few minutes in my brain
I woke up feeling a bit giddy this morning. It's not just that it's Friday, or that the sun is shining and the temperature is perfect, though all of that could explain it easily enough. I think it was because I knew I'd get to spend the first part of my morning writing here, hanging… Continue reading Pie! Spanakopita and rhubarb crisp
This past February was the 5-year anniversary of our moving back into the house, which, of course means that everything that was new and shiny five years ago is decaying and in need of repair. Once freshly-varnished doors are cracking, door handles are sticking, long-life light bulbs suddenly blink off one after the other, the… Continue reading If only that mouse knew how to use a pipe wrench
Do you see that reference to "goat's milk chocolate chip"? That's our Willow's milk! She looks kinda pleased, doesn't she? For the past couple of weeks, Morgan at Morano Gelato has been churning some test batches of goats' milk gelato made with Willow's milk. This week's version includes several ounces of chevre we made with… Continue reading I’d eat that
Open Fields School is a special little elementary school on the hill. It's as near to a one-room school house as you can find around here. Most years, the school's population comprises about 20 students -- kindergarten through sixth grade -- three teachers, and Woody, the school dog. Open Fields is a school that encourages… Continue reading Saying goodbye to the little school on the hill