Friday, June 28, 2013

random desktop pics

Ahhh, this is where we're headed -
Our favorite campspot on the Piedra.

Me & my Sweetheart

Fish wraps tonight.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

2 weeks & counting...

...Until, Joe's sister Katy's wedding (July 13th, also my Dad's birthday).  Both Levi & Indigo are in the wedding so we'll be headed over a day early for the rehearsal.  

THEN, Monday July 15th we head west - Colorado.  We'll be back around August 2nd.  I'm getting excited & also getting into cleaning/packing mode.  Already thinking about highly efficient packing schemes and the spotless house I will be leaving.  Taking action on both fronts.

AND, in the meantime, Papa Bill will celebrate his 89th birthday next Friday.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Her first fish

She hooked it all by herself, or rather in spite of herself.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Eve's Wings

Gold Medal tomato (swirling red in yellow), basil, and homemade ricotta.

Gold Medal


Cherokee Purple

Watching the Braves with Daddy.

Making cheese.  Two batches of mozzarella, two ricotta, three yogurts, and one chevre made this week.  I brought home 6.5 gallons of raw milk from Wildwood.

Though my garden looks like hell.  Weeds!  The flowers are still rockin.

Seashells from our trip last week.  For Solstice tomorrow the kids & I are going to adorn these on our bodies & home.

Minor Jackknife Clam shells were much sought after at the beach.  Levi organized & bagged & labeled them all before we left:  "28 holl ones"  and "23 brockon ones".

I look for the ones with holes at the end for necklaces.
I think whatever kills them must drill this hole & then eat the muscle - anybody know?

Solstice bouquets - 2 of them will be delivered as surprises!  I love surprises!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Last of Wildwood

This is actually a post I started last week in Wildwood & never finished.  We made it home to Cairo for a quick 2-day flip & are now at the beach in St. Augustine.

My first batch of yogurt a complete success.  Why haven't I been doing this all along?  It is so easy & cheap.  Granddaddy had a yogurt maker that keeps it all at the right temperature & has GLASS cups.
75 cents for a quart made at home.  I pay over $3 at the store.

The farrier came on one of our last days.  We all got to check it out.
Indi keeping Penny happy with a little clover.

A little something I started while there.  Not so little really.  It's the largest 'barn star' I've made so far - I paint quilt blocks onto pieces of plywood.  This is a 4x4 square.  I'm making it to go on Graddaddy's shop.  Here it is double primed & sketched out in pencil - which you can just barely see.

Here it is 'roughed out' - the next step is to go back and cut in all the lines PERFECTLY.  And I'll also be adding red around the outer star.  I ran out of time, so it will be an ongoing project next time I'm in town.