Thursday, February 28, 2013

the versatile and noble soybean

Wednesday's thrift shopping haul:

"Corning 1975" big casserole with lid - I love the graphic

Awesome soybean obsessed hippie cookbook, also copyright 1975 (note soybean illustrations)

$75 North Face convertible hiking pants for $4 - I wish I'd had these in the Canyon a few weeks ago!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

kale chip cheese

There is a vendor at the farmer's market who makes kale chips, and asked if I could incorporate them into a cheese.  Here is the little 1-pound prototype - I think it will be good!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Boss Mouse Home for aging farm & garden equipment

New vintage rototiller
"the animal" previous post here
vintage chipper

My new-to-me farm equipment - I love their colors

Monday, February 25, 2013


The hen yard, with 4+ feet of accumulated snow - only the top part of the Dutch door can open!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

hiker toes

My bruised big toe nails, 10 days post hike - I was afraid I would lose them, so  this isn't so bad

Saturday, February 23, 2013

from the plane

Made a quick stop at Hoover Dam - what an enormous art deco feat of mankind

 The canyon from the plane - goodbye, holy place

Friday, February 22, 2013

gun lust

I saw many posters and billboards for gun shops in Nevada - they were all similar to this one (inside the airport) a hot babe holding a gun, or several guns

This place even painted the side of a mountain with their slogan

I like this Gun Club better

Thursday, February 21, 2013

trail arts

You're not suppose to, but I totally gave the squirrels some corn nuts

I heart mules

People have made some nice rock piles along the way

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

the hike up

Bright Angel Trail, 9.5 miles up from Phantom Ranch

Dr. Seuss trees at Indian Gardens, half way up

OK, here's a weird thing:  at a certain point in the hike, everything started appearing super bright green, from the plants, the dust on our shoes, even the squirrels.  I couldn't figure it out, and other hikers said they experienced it too.  A park ranger told me it was the sun.  I think it was a mineral in the earth down there that is in the water or something and makes everything phosphorescent green.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Phantom Ranch

the canteen - great food, fellowship, and beer!

cool mule Big Steve

look closely - mule deer!  They were everywhere at the camp.  They have huge ears.

Monday, February 18, 2013

the hike down

Snowy at the rim, t-shirt weather at the bottom - 7.5 miles down the South Kaibab Trail.  
I was freaking out with joy.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

of purple mountain majesty and green squirrels

I'm back from the Grand Canyon and am going to write about different parts of my trip this week

I flew into the Las Vegas airport, land of hilarious slot machines, like...

the Star Wars slot machine

I lost $1 on Dam Lumberjack Beavers

You gotta know when to hold 'em

The theme of this slot was toy dogs

Oh, Mr. Lucky!

There is a kiosk in the airport where you can pay to breathe "fortified oxygen" with a variety of scents. These guys thought it was a good idea and did not seem to think it was as absurd and hilarious as I did.  They also stuck some kind of patches attached to wires onto their backs, presumably aiding their hangover helper.

Monday, February 11, 2013

gone hikin'

I am in the Grand Canyon this week and will post when I return!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

sky study #84

A very special sky study - a vertical sun dog the morning of February 6th, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

with a gangsta lean

Montasio with coriander seed tips it's hat

Thursday, February 7, 2013

mardi party

I threw a Fat Tuesday party a week early - please note ingredients for a fun party:
  • king cake 
  • ice cream
  • moonshine
  • paczkis

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

turtle doves

19 mourning doves in the tree

Monday, February 4, 2013

baby bedding

I had a pair of vintage baby room curtains that had been in my garage for years

Power sister and new Mommy Megan repurposed them into super cute pillows and a blanket for her new baby Vivian, aka Lil Viv - so cute!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

they are just like us

"There is a special grace that flows from well tended soil to the soul of the tiller."

- Ronald Jager, from Eighty Acres

Friday, February 1, 2013

gaming dumbness


I came across this cyber "tribe" calling themselves The Bossmice - - - I don't get it, and thankfully it has nothing to do with cheese.  It looks like Douchebag is holding a rose in his teeth, while Angryface is smoking a pipe, and they both have DJ headphones on.  Where am I?