Sunday, September 30, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Hanging out in the basement during a tornado warning provided me with different photographic subjects than normal.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls

 As self-study coordinator for our reaccreditation process, I took pumpkin cinnamon rolls to work last Friday to help to sweeten our first meeting of the semester. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018


The weather turned cooler and the mice moved inside. I am fighting to evict them.

This was one failed skirmish. The idea was that the mouse would climb through the cardboard tube to reach the peanut butter at the end, thus upsetting the balance of the tube and depositing the mouse in the container below.

I set up three traps.

In the morning, at the first site, the tube had fallen from the counter, but it had landed outside of the container. No mice were injured in the fall.

At site number two, the mouse had rolled the tube back onto the counter and had eaten the peanut butter and the cardboard at the end.

Site number three was undisturbed. Apparently the mouse was no longer hungry.

The fight continues. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


I can't take any credit for these, except taking the picture. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018


The next project is to put a new and improve roof on the shop. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Old and new

Antique sifter and app on a phone--both are baking tools. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Incredible Coconut Cake
 I bought myself a KitchenAid mixer, and, of course, had to try it out.
Whole Wheat Cherry Pecan Bread

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Several of us Cook and Byler sisters get together occasionally to prepare and eat an Indian meal together. Kathryn and Libby have perfected a system for cooking naan.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


The little guy is a corn-lover. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018