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


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'

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


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!