Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

a barn cats point of view

Emma never strays too far from the barn, and loves to watch the chickens and rabbits free range

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

direct application of DTL

I had laid down for a nap, and was happily interrupted by a flawless DTL 

a close up of Cozy's technique

Monday, October 26, 2015

a pear

This years harvest from my pear tree

Sunday, October 25, 2015

sky study #135

My favorite sky: bright in the front and dark behind

Saturday, October 24, 2015

mouse rabbit

not my tattoo, but I wish it was!  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mabel dozing

she curls up in the cutest napping positions

Thursday, October 22, 2015

the reward of Clam Lake

I got a letter from the MI Department of Agriculture informing me I was required to attend a meeting regarding milk hauling Monday night in Clam Lake, Michigan.  This is about 35 miles South of my farm.  I got there and saw my dairy inspector, who told me I actually didn't have to attend, as I haul milk cans, and not fluid milk.  I left.

But the evening was not a complete waste of time: I was accompanied by a gigantic rainbow all the way home, at times two of them, side by side.  There it was, just for me.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

dressing appropriately

my favorite tree at the farm changing colors

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

lop update

Clockwise from top: Trevor,  Willow and Finney - all happy, heathy, bonded and not fighting with the original bunnies any longer

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cozy loves to chew up cat food cans

Saturday, October 17, 2015

eating the color

Toss any vegetable you like in olive oil, salt & pepper and bake in a 350 oven for about an hour.  Roasted vegetables couldn't be easier, more delicious and beautiful

Friday, October 16, 2015

Max modifies the bbq pit

Thursday, October 15, 2015

a spare

What's better than one Buick Roadmaster?  Just ask my Dad.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

late rhubarb harvest

rhubarb and many berry bushes produce a full second harvest in early Fall

I made a couple of rhubarb pies - one for a friend who lost a family member named Jane

Monday, October 12, 2015

8 eggs

I cleaned out the bluebird houses today and found an abandoned nest containing 8 tiny chickadee eggs

Sunday, October 11, 2015

sugared pecans

 Rocky's Historic Peanut Company in Eastern Market, a huge spice, nut and candy shop.  At the check-[out they have big tubs of their house made sugared almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc, all packaged in little heart-print cones with simple initials on them.  Yum!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bo Peep

I bought a beautiful vintage print of a shepherdess at Eastern Market Antiques in Detroit

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Detroit forever

Oliver Pickles in the bag

two of the best people I know - brunch at Vinsetta Garage

After the Kraftwerk show we met Gunther, on the left, and Chris Farley with a black eye on the right.  They were actually really nice.

Creepy vintage mask wall at Eastern Market Antiques

Cute Detroit pet collars at a pet shop in Eastern Market

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


One of the best shows we've ever seen

Dressed for the occasion with David & David. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

some graphic reality of human stupidity

This deer was shot by a bow hunter.  He was able to run far enough that he eluded his murderer, but laid down and died a few feet away from my big barn.  Unnecessary and barbaric. This was last Friday.

The same scene this morning, a mere 2 days later.  Back to nature.  I kept his horns.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

wise woman

Mom found a rooster feather at the farm and wore it in her hair all afternoon

Friday, October 2, 2015

babysitting Nathan

Mexican wrestling mask style

banana pepper horns

Thursday, October 1, 2015

hen help

Two of the chickens helped Dad with some maintenance on my driveway last week