Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

2015 is the Chinese Year of the Sheep

Christmas hat gallery 2






David's Mom

David's sister

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas hat gallery

Ty & Cammie



Matt, Sully & Jeanette



Mary & John



Monday, December 29, 2014

a kiss for you

one of the beautiful, friendly heifers at Moomers Dairy where I get my milk each week

Sunday, December 28, 2014

the Goddess

Evelyn is a resident of the Grand Traverse Commons, the Victorian state hospital turned mixed-use building here we have our Saturday indoor Farmer's Market.  She is 95 years old, rocks amazing fashions, and last week was strolling the halls playing Christmas carols on her accordion.  She may be God.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

the roots

Beautiful winter root vegetables traded at the farmer's market: gigantic shallots, celeriac, parsnips and squash from Bare Knuckle and Birch Point Farms

Friday, December 26, 2014

more comfortable

My sweet senior kitty Mabel, who has spent almost two solid years living in the basement, has been coming upstairs a lot more in the past few weeks.  Here she is rolling on the rug in front of the refrigerator, and curled up in the bathroom closet.  She is so sweet and doesn't mind the dogs or Rudy, which is what I thought was keeping her downstairs.  I am so happy to see her up in the house with the rest of us!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Today is truly filled with magic!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

sweet Jen

My dear friend Jen, who lives in Nairobi, paid me a visit last week - we have known one another for 20+ years, and her parents live in Traverse City

Jen always come bearing great gifts from her world travels, and this time they came in an equally awesome paper gift bag from Africa with happy gator and brick motif

Then we drank wine!

Monday, December 22, 2014

yum bun

Definitely eat something bigger than your head, or your whole body for that matter, if you are a bunny!

Friday, December 19, 2014

great customers

Harry and Kaylee, who visit the Boss Mouse cheese table each week to sample cheese

Thursday, December 18, 2014

a little bit closer now

Mama barn cat let me get very close to her this morning, after I served their breakfast - she was purring loudly.  Black Barn Cat is in the background, still a little shy to come closer

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

bun bun bunny bun bun

Licky & Timothy love each other so much

Licky kissing Pinky

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

pop-up Farmer's Market

I was invited to sell some cheese at a beautiful shop in Elk Rapids, MI - I set up right in their front window and had a nice day up there selling cheese & chatting with the locals

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

mini fashion

two jr. stylistas from the Farmer's Market last Saturday

Saturday, December 13, 2014

flip it and reverse it

Space is becoming premium in the Boss Mouse cheese cave, so we turned some of the older, firmer wheels up on end to fit more wheels per shelf.  So far, so good.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

oh tannenbaum

This year's tree!  I love Christmas so much.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

the kettle

My new 1950 stainless steel, 200 gallon cheese kettle. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

do it Betty

guest DTL with cousin Emily's Corgi Betty - fine style

Thursday, December 4, 2014

new egg

I found a fairy egg in the nesting boxes today - I think the little hen who hatched this past July is starting to lay eggs

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

winter veg

Farmer's market trades this week: cabbage, leeks, carrots and kale

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

real style

A true Fashion Grandpa, Traverse City - note the tartan pants and jaunty tilt of the hat.  When I asked if I could take his photograph, he said "why of course".

sky study #121

sunset November 21, 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014

wee peeper

Blackie's chick, who was born about 6 weeks ago, is getting bigger and looking great!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


This booklet was in my mailbox this week - it was addressed to all Kingsley residents, and is filled with poorly written religious rantings from an organization in Oklahoma.  Straight into the recycling.