Friday, April 26, 2013

have some cheese



Cheese board at The Cook's House Restaurant in Traverse City - 4 selections from Boss Mouse

Thursday, April 25, 2013

xGFx



Vegan & Gluten Free Ethiopian feast from Kitte Burns Papa Tofu cookbook

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring dirt



The snow has melted and the animals haven't seen Earth for 6 months - Max digs to China


Rudy takes a roll in the dirt

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

broody Blackie



My hen has gone broody, just like Buffy did, so I set a dozen fertile eggs underneath her to hatch.  In about 3 weeks there should be some Spring chickage - stay tuned!

Monday, April 22, 2013

meet Buford



A pure bread Bloodhound has been hanging around the farm in the mornings - Cozy loves him and he wants to come inside the house really badly


Dubbed Buford, it's not clear who he belongs to or where he lives, but it's been fun having him play with Max & Cozy - he is a beautiful, gentle dog, and those Bloodhound ears are pure velvet!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

the cheese part of the trip



Cheese tray at Balthazar in New York


Cheese counter at Zabars in New York


Big smile on bestie Amy in front of Bedford Cheese Shop in Brooklyn

Saturday, April 20, 2013

the Detroit part of the trip



I stayed with Captain America


Saw The Black Crowes at the Fillmore - best night ever


Chris & crew gettin' it


I love Captain America's Mama


Got my freekeh on

Friday, April 19, 2013

God bless Manhattan



Forsythia in full bloom in Central Park - photo taken from the crosstown bus


My stunning raw tamale at Pure Food & Wine


Ethnic food and spice freak out at Kalustyan's


The view from my hotel room


Got my eyebrows done at...Eyebrows in the West Village

Thursday, April 18, 2013

the Brooklyn part of the trip



Beautiful dove graphic on Polish church in Greenpoint

The charming and adorable Miss Julia


Julia's princess, butterfly and fairy costumes




Hipster breakfast at 5 Leaves



Delicious ginger broiled grapefruit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

the Jersey part of the trip



Driving the 14-lane Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway


I photographed a teenager's winged tennis shoes at Uniqlo


Tattooed by the talented Dave Shoemaker


Got a tattoo of a flying squirrel - I'm not kidding


Bestie Dahlia at the conveyor belt sushi bar East in Teaneck

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Poppin 'n lockin'


video

Break dancers in Union Square subway station - I love New York!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I want to be a part of it



I am on vacation for 6 days and will write next week!

Monday, April 8, 2013

big fridge



My new used commercial refrigerator - I can store 80 gallons of milk in it - victorious!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

hi bread heads



Vintage screen door


Hand painted logo for Bunny Bread


Bunny Bread has been around for a while, and they have an amazingly weird web site here:

Make sure you click on the flat screen TV in the living room and watch the retro bread ads.  You can also change the color of the curtains.  

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

totally



From the thrift shop yesterday - such an excellent record, and album cover

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I got canned



I was gifted a very special lot of vintage canning jars in their original beautiful boxes

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

just wanna pee



Max, despite his sweet and funny disposition, brotherly love of Cozy and all-around amaze-dog qualities, he still wants to "mark" in the house.  The vet said the reason they continue to do this into adulthood is anxiety, for which she wrote a prescription for him for: doggie Prozac.  I am hesitant to give him this but she assures me it will not make him into a zombie, just reduce his feelings of insecurity.  I am skeptical, but will trust her advice.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

passing through



When I go out to the big barn I walk through a series of long paddocks to get over to the chicken coop. While it involved deconstructing some of the very old wood (saved for later use), I decided to take down a few low walls creating an easy walkway through from the entryway to the chickens & bunnies.  Here is how the passage looked before we removed some wood.


So much better - I hung my big wooden star for decoration


The view from the entryway - the chickens are watching!