Thursday, June 30, 2016

the timeline of Mabel

2012-2014 - wouldn't come out of the basement for 2 YEARS
2015 - living upstairs, exploring the outdoors
2016 - climbing on counters, demanding treats, cuddling with the dogs

Monday, June 27, 2016

Boris brings it

a sexy single from guest turkey leg model Boris

Saturday, June 25, 2016

sweet Mamacat

she's come such a long way since I adopted her in 2012
As cuddly as a cat can be - she is so happy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016


in progress - a great afternoon with Dave getting his enormous first tattoo by the talented Kadee Spangler 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

demi-turkey modification

...not sure Mabel is capable of a full double turkey leg, but here she demonstrates a modified senior cat version

Friday, June 17, 2016

bloomin' poppies

I've been neglecting my blog past few weeks!  So busy, but lots to post - like the beautiful poppies in bloom at the farm

Thursday, June 2, 2016


batch of lemongrass soap
I cleaned out my freezer last week and found a container of powdered lemongrass that I had bought in Seattle about 3 years ago and never used. Too interesting to throw away, I decided to add it to a batch of home made soap, and it came out great.  I love making soap - it is strangely similar to cheesemaking, with temperature, ingredients and chemistry all playing a role in the outcome. It will cure for several weeks and hopefully everyone reading this will get a bar.  My house smells amazingly lemony and herbal!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

they are free

My Mom and I set the baby bunnies free into the woods after a rest at Sue's home for wayward rabbits. They had grown and were eating whole foods (fully weaned) and off they hopped, back to where they belong.