Monthly Archives: April 2014

Earthworm snacks: oh, the things I do for my chickens

Yes, I will do just about anything to take care of my chickens and make sure they are happy girls.  Take, for example, last Saturday morning.  It rained all night Friday and it was still drizzling Saturday morning.  We got … Continue reading

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Wildflowers are popping, baby chicks are growing

Not to start off my post with a downer, but I just have to say that my heart goes out to all those folks in the Southeastern U.S. tonight who are cleaning up from yesterday’s tornadoes, or who are dealing … Continue reading

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A potlucking we will go with a Spring Greens Soup

This week was busier than normal for me: Tuesday was tap class (our end-of-the-year recital is just over 1 month away), Wednesday a best-selling author came to town to talk about her book (and there was an amazing turnout–unbelievable, almost), … Continue reading

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Rhubarb-cherry pie

Late last summer, before the first frost hit, I harvested a whole bunch of rhubarb from my garden.  I chopped it and tossed it in a gallon zippered plastic bag and stored it in the freezer.  Then I forgot about … Continue reading

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Portabello mushroom burgers

Holy cow.  I could have eaten 2 of these, it was that good.  I made a portabello burger last week, but I didn’t do anything special to the portabello when I cooked it–just sautéed it in the skillet until it was nice … Continue reading

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Meet the newest additions to our family–baby chicks!

Today Hubby and I went down to our local farm/ranch store and picked out 4 baby chicks to add to our flock.  I LOVE baby chicks, as they are just the most adorable things ever.  One minute they are walking … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Salad Sandwich

I finally finished using all of my naturally dyed Easter eggs from last week’s Girls Night.  I made 2 batches of egg salad.  One last weekend and another tonight.  I don’t know why, but I love egg salad.  I keep … Continue reading

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The first wildflower blooming this spring is….

The pasqueflower!  This delicate purple beauty is abundant along the trails near my house, and while on my run tonight, I noticed several in full bloom.  Apparently the snowstorm on Saturday did not deter them in the least.  Good for … Continue reading

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My palm oil boycott (and how to make homemade Twix tartlets)

In December 2010 I read an article in Smithsonian magazine called “A Quest to Save the Orangutan.”  The article focused on a woman in Borneo who has made it her life mission to protect orangutans from habitat loss due to … Continue reading

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Girls Night: naturally dyed Easter eggs

Last night was Girls Night again.  We’d been planning this one since before our last Girls Night last month.  The objective, besides eating, drinking, and gabbing, was to dye Easter Eggs using natural dyes.  It was a HUGE success, if … Continue reading

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