Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mini Garden

Seeds - Marigold seeds are "harvested" from last years plants

All planted and watered

This morning I planted some basil seeds, forget-me-nots and marigolds in a mini attempt to bring the outside in since we have no porch, deck, or yard. I'm trying an extra thing of marigolds in a mason jar too. I'm not sure if it will work, but I thought it would be cool if you could see the roots growing! Joe is a little skeptical since there is no drain hole in the bottom, we'll see what happens. If anything grows, I'll put up some more pics ;)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pyramid Peak

Memorial Day Camping Trip: Camped out at Lake Crescent for three nights. Lots of sun and no rain! Saturday we went on a minimally grueling hike to the top of Pyramid Peak. There was a washed out area that was a little trechorous - not for the faint of heart like myself. All in all a very fun trip!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The 80's

What could be better than 80's hits at 0230 in the morning - besides sleeping... and don't say the come back of 80's style cause thats just not cool.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


My latest baking adventure was making a trifle, after acquiring a trifle bowl at Le Walmarche for a mere $7. I decided to make everything from scratch and it ended up being a lot more work than I originally intended. And it didn't look quite as good as the picture in the recipe book. But it still tasted pretty good, none left over to take home!
A trifle is a traditional English desert. The one I made had a layer of orange pound cake, then raspberry jam, fresh raspberries, then orange cream (kind of like custard) - repeat that a couple times and add some whip cream on top! Yum! The production was somewhat of a comedy of errors due to my useless oven which burned the cake but would not cook the orange cream - go figure. So the moral of the story, is not to make any complicated deserts unless you have an oven worth its salt.
With that said... I can't wait to move!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Off 4 hours early today!! Getting any early start on the weekend... planning to make a triffle tomorrow. But no meat included in this one :) Have a good weekend everyone!

Saturday, May 02, 2009


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Trip to the Farm!

I finally went to visit Hanni and her farm this morning! I haven't been out since the winter, before they got all their new animals. It was really fun to see (in person) all her animals and all the hard work that she and Chris have been doing out there! I have to confess... my absolute favorite is Dot the baby goat, he's so cute and cuddly! and he has the cool rectangular pupils that goats have. I also got to see the chickens that lay blue eggs, but no eggs yet!