Month: February 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I LOVE Spring. Everything about it. And while it doesn’t look all that springy right now (foggy), it’s going to be 56 degrees here today, and it was almost 70 yesterday. I work at home, so my day doesn’t generally have a whole lot…

Maker Monday and Table 21

Yesterday was an orientation for MakeICT. I am not a full member, just a guest of the Husband, so we decided to rectify that. In order to be a member, you have to attend the orientation, take a tour, and then over the course…

Ahhhh, old houses

So our house is about 120 years old. With that comes certain charms. But there are also hassles.

Cool Stuff in Wichita

I had to make myself scarce yesterday so the husband could do some plumbing work, so I ran errands in town. One thing I love about Wichita is that there is surprisingly good architecture in town. We’ve got a Frank Lloyd Wright house, some…

Adventure time!

So those of you who know me know that I’m a bit OCD. My mother will attest to my need to make schedules for things like vacations. Remember our grids of hikes and ranger-led activities from my pre-husband Colorado trips? I’m still a planner,…

Caged Heat

We are getting ready to start working on increasing our flock. To that end, we purchased a small chicken run to put in our yard near the coop. This will help isolate birds if we need to cull the flock, keep the sexual harassers…

Granola is a scam.

I’m cheap. And I like granola and yogurt. It seems like you get the tiniest amount of granola in those boxes and bags. So, I made my own.

Guest Star and Cooking

So last weekend, we tried to shock the well – we failed – but we still didn’t have water. We went to my parents’ house to spend the night, and my mother and I cooked together. Mediterranean Pork and Orzo, and a chocolate soufflĂ©….

Making Healthy Eating Easier

So last week the grocery store had chicken breasts on sale. We can’t eat them all quickly enough to make a family pack worthwhile, and I’m terrible at remembering to pull out chicken early enough to unfreeze it before cooking. So I set about…

Out Damned Spot…

Pat has crossed the road. We were planning on dispatching him in the next few weeks because he was aggressive, horny, and unnecessary (we have another roo). But we were gathering the stuff to do it humanely so that we could, you know, use…