Friday, August 28, 2015
For roughly 24 hours, we have three extra dogs staying at our house - Fitz, Koda, and Axel. Millie is alternating between excited for the playmates and frustrated that her space is invaded.
I enjoy that my little office space has a dog carpet that rearranges every few hours, but there are so many walks with so many trees to pee on!
Monday, August 10, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Leslie and Jonathan's cabin is up at 11,000 feet. The trek to and from the outhouse, and up and down from my loft bed are not easy for me. I'd like to say I've gotten used to it over the last three days, but I might be lying. We'll see how today's real hike goes.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sam and I both competed with our respective men's and women's teams at Arena Curling Nationals last weekend.
Curling in the summer? Yes, curling in the summer when it is so hot outside that the compressors break down, its so foggy on the ice that you can't see the other end, and someone goes up to the roof to spray down the mechanicals.
There was only a two hour delay, however, and we got back on the ice. Sam's team finished seventh and mine finished second. It was a pretty successful weekend for the La Crosse Curling Club representatives.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We came home from Indiana to find that our garden had started producing fun things. We have snow peas, green peas, dragon beans, currents, raspberries, and daikon all ready to eat; the tomatoes and peppers are all fruited up promisingly. Of course, we also have weeds.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Last fall, Britt gave me about 15 alpine strawberry plants of different varieties and ages. I overwintered them as best as I good, and I guess I did something right, because they are producing quite a few tiny white alpine strawberries!
These berries are smaller, whiter, and sweeter than regular strawberries. Sometimes I think they taste like strawberry candy. I also have two red-berry-producing varieties for some contrast, but they aren't as prolific.
Once the berries are finished for the season, I'll start experimenting with the leaves for tea.