Wednesday, July 31, 2013


As a teenager I declared my intention to never hang clothes on a clothesline. Alas, I am now just another example of how pathetic adulthood can be.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

For Joel

I saved you a seat.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


 I'm so glad my Amanda-friend is home to share beans and rice with me.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blueberry cooking

Easy Blueberry Ice Cream
 Thursday I experimented with several blueberry recipes to post on our website. Here are some of the results.
Blueberry Lemon Iced Tea

Blueberry Vinaigrette

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Old Mission State Park

Our excuse was buying a lug of cherries in northwestern Michigan. Last Friday, Mom, Naomi and I took our last fling before the start of the blueberry season. We immersed ourselves in the Grand Traverse Bay, climbed the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and explored a bike trail near Traverse City. We even managed to buy a few quarts of cherries on our way home.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Iced tea today, hot tea tomorrow (or maybe a few tomorrows)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


We're opening the farm on Wednesday.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicken coop

One of Dad's recent projects has been to design and construct a coop for Libby's chickens.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Camp dog

 Charlie went camping last week when our family went on our annual July 4th excursion to the back end of our property. He had a wonderful time playing, hanging out, and scrounging under the picnic tables. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

33 years

June 21 marked my parents' thirty-third anniversary. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Spinach, feta turkey and PJ

Amanda, Judith, Kaelyn, Janessa and Austin were my guests for dinner last week. The big girls had spinach and feta turkey burgers (recipe here) with pitas, cucumber, tomato, avocado and hummus, served with iced mint tea. The little girls had peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches and pink lemonade. Austin had a bottle. Then big and little girls polished off an entire strawberry pie. Delicious.