Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sous Chef

We had help making a very local quiche yesterday.  Our eggs, our eggplant, our zucchini, our garlic, and then other stuff. Still, tastes very smug and wonderful.

Friday, July 19, 2013

cats, rocks, beans

So, this is a picture of a tree.. with a bobcat in it.  We scared it up on the evening dog walk. 
 Here's a really bad close up of the bobcat: 

Here's our two solar ovens at the end of a good day of cooking.  

Here's what a pickup truck worth of urbanite looks like laid out & pieced together. (on the back/west patio)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Birds lately

So, a little tiny baby bird on the road one morning. Seriously, about the size of a golf ball. Hope it did ok.

Our big rooster, who crowed for the last time this morning.  It was an interesting learning experience, and now the leftovers are in the fridge.

The rooster's sister, and the youngest hen we have just started laying. They always lay small ones to start out. Here's her first next to one of the regulars. 

Monday, July 01, 2013

Steps to beat the Heat

I replastered the OTHER step now. I am getting better at it though.

Our blue-bellied lizards like to try and make nests in the sand and dirt between our flagstones. It's not that amusing. 

Since it was getting up there - this thermometer is in the shade under the eave of the house, 

whole family in the COOL tub! 

$1 tool rescue

Had a moment last week, so we strolled the flea market. A woman had a pile of rusty tools "anything $1!" and so I dug through it ...