Friday, December 5, 2014

339 :: When Life Gives You Lemons, Pull Out the Cookbook

A funny thing happened last week. I made Edith's Lemon Love Notes for Shabbat dessert... in which our guests called in sick, and just as well, since I burned the lemon bars whilst leaning up against the stove as I pulled lamb off the bone for the soup... but that is another tale.

Not to be deprived of his mom's famous lemon bars, DH ate them anyway. "A little charcoal is good for what ails you", I suppose.

So, to redeem myself, I decided to make an un-burned batch. And who better to help me than Anthony Bourdain?
Alas, he couldn't make it. Nevermind. I have the next best thing (if not better!)

Our Own Miss Rose was not only happy to pick the lemons herself from Grandma's tree, she virtually made the lemon bars herself (with a little help from Nana - reading GiGi's writing.)
I think GiGi would have been very proud.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

278 :: A Walk in the Park - Redux

A little time with the Little.
A few lessons in rock-skipping. Bread for the ducks.

And much time spent remarking (read: lamenting) about Our Drought, and the sad state of Horseshoe "Puddle". 

It's a sorry state of affairs if we don't get some rain soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

274 :: And, for this year's birthday bash...

I was left in the dust, all for the sake of an antelope hunt.

Never mind... I look at it this way: all winter long, every time I pull antelope out of the freezer for dinner, it's Happy Birthday to Me, all over again!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

271 :: Chico's Own Con

Maybe I am a closet nerd? Or maybe I just have nerdy grands... I don't know the answer to that. But I do know that I think it rocks that we finally had our own homegrown version of Comic-Con hit town today.

Local talent - and I DO mean "TALENT" - a packed out Vet's Center (seriously? you did not think thousands of people were going to show up?) - Chico's own Tedra as Wonder Woman - Jedi - Hobbits - various and sundry super villians and heros galore.

Well, honestly - who could ask for a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
And to put icing on the cake, this Little Miss was turned into a veritable flower garden for the paltry sum of $5. (And standing in line for 45 minutes... but, whatever.)

Good times! (I'm pooped!)

Monday, September 1, 2014

244 :: Cadillac Coop - Finale

The tenants have not quite moved in... 

but it's plain to see that there will be far less worry of raccoons, hawks and their ilk to disturb the flock.

A door, some roosting poles, and a few more courses of wire, and we shall be ready to sign the lease and turn over the keys!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

228 :: Cadillac Coop - Pt. 3

 Things are finally shaping up! The "kids" have been busy framing up the chicken house and run in the past two weeks..
I think those birds are going to have plenty of room to roam! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

214 :: Cadillac Coop - Pt. 2

Another day down on the farm, this time they got the concrete poured for the chicken house.

Not to mention, I got to spend some one-on-one time with The Girl as we returned the u-haul cart... good times!