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Showing posts from March, 2011

At First...

At first there was one .  Now there are two!  I knew that allium bulbs could, with time, begin to produce more than one flower per year, I just didn't know when that would be.  I don't know if I can emphasize enough how much I enjoy this plant.  It was probably my best $10 purchase ever!   


BFJ informs me that my last post was waaaayyy tooooo loooong for him to wade through, so I'll keep this one very short!  And by the way, thank you to all of you who read my blog, whether you read to the very long end or not, and thank you if you comment, either in the comments or by email or phone.  I really like you! The best thing I've learned to say this year is, "I'll have to think about it."   

That Book I'm Readng

Finally, the post about the book I'm reading!!  I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver .  In truth, I am working on / have read more than one book in the last month or so, but this is the one to which I have referred.  More on other books later. But first, a picture, a sneak preview for the March Photo Scavenger Hunt.  Chives!  I said it before, they're the first thing up in the garden each year.  Now back to the book.  A wise, elder friend who grew up in a farming community gave me this book.  She does not share my interest in gardening, but happens to be an expert on nutrition.  I tried to read it directly, but I had a hard time getting past the first chapter, and finally put it down.  That was at least a year ago!  Somehow, perhaps in anticipation of a new garden, I came back around to this book and picked it up again.  Since I had pretty much read the first chapter, I skimmed it again and then moved on to the second chapter.  Little by

Art and Artists

I love art, all kinds - photography, knitting, culinary, movies, literature, painting, you get the idea.  I also LOVE music.  I played a couple different instruments growing up, as did everyone in my house, and my husband plays bass.  This is something I am happy to see my children seem to have a natural aptitude for.  But before we had kids, I went to lots gigs with BFJ and his band.  They frequently shared the stage with Love.45 .  I love seeing this band play, they are fun and really tight .  (If you don't know what that means in musical terms, I don't really know how to explain it except I guess it is the opposite of sloppy.)  BFJ mentioned to me last week that they had recently gotten back together so I made a point to go see them last night.  They sounded as great as ever.  And of course, I brought my camera. I love the intimacy of local bands, people I know, and a stage you can walk up to.  And they'd know who I was if I ran into them on the street.  Back when I

Homemade Bread

Today, I made the Basic Hearth Bread from The Bread Bible .  Apparently I have a few things to learn about yeast and / or altitude.  Despite the non-rise fail, my kids ate it up and asked to have this kind of bread all the time.  We are working on making more food thanks to that book I'm reading and never post about.  (One of these days, a book post.)  What I like about The Bread Bible is that it is so comprehensive, you will really know every aspect of bread making, once you read it.  The thing I don't like is, it is so comprehensive, it will take a long time to read it, and sort out what I want to do.  The bread tasted great, however the outside was veeeerrrrry crunchy.  I guess no one minded! 


My neighbor, George, died last week. I didn't know him that well, but by all accounts he was a wonderful person. I had the privilege of attending his funeral on Friday. George and his wife both served in WWII and he was buried with military honors. On behalf of a grateful nation, we present to you this flag of the United States of America, as a token of our appreciation for the faithful and honorable service rendered by your father.

Successful Hunt

I was mostly successful with the photo scavenger hunt.  There are some subjects I had a hard time get a pleasing picture of but I had a deadline, so here are my final pictures:  a bridge something with stripes a musical instrument a big lorry/truck I had to look up 'lorry' to make sure I knew what we were talking about.  I have lots of pictures of trucks, none that I really liked, this one was... not the worst.  round clock face We actually have a round clock in our house, but it's kinda boring.  As we were driving through the Hill area of Boulder I spotted this and insisted that BFJ pull over.  We actually had a nice little adventure, exploring a nearby skateboard shop, and getting some drinks.  I thought the boys were all going to go for hot cocoa but instead they had italian sodas.  'your shoes' I am not really a shoe person.  I love shoes, but it's just too expensive a hobby for my lifestyle.  If I had the shoes of