Especially in the gray and soggy winter months, it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day chores and lose sight of one’s surroundings. Seeing your everyday world through another’s point of view really helps to wake you up. At least that’s the effect these photos by our recent BnB guest, Konrad . . . → Read More: Through another’s eyes
Sorry for the lack of posts these past few months, been too busy with winter projects and planning for spring planting. Please follow us on facebook for more frequent updates.
Tap the “We’re still here” title to find the facebook link and a few recent pictures…
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Postcards made their first appearance as an advertising vehicle in the United Sates right around the time our house was built in 1886. The first souvenir postcards printed in the US were created in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Despite the rapid decline in the use of “snail mail”, postcards remain very . . . → Read More: Postcards from our edge
Right after the daffodils bloom the hyacinths pop out of the ground. We have just a few on the property, all planted by the previous owners, probably after receiving them as Easter gifts. Though not my favorite flower in the garden, I do like the white ones in a vase. The scent is incredible.
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Now that all kinds of plants are poking up out of the ground and the first flowers of spring are starting to bloom, I’ve added a new category to the blog, Flowers Inside. Here I will post the simple arrangements of seasonal flowers that we love having throughout the house. The arrangements are rarely fancy . . . → Read More: Narcissus Inside
Although it is finally starting to look and feel like spring around here, it’s been a long time coming. One way to get spring started a little earlier is to “force” flowering trees to bloom inside before they do outside. Any flowering tree branch can be forced to bloom. I have successfully forced forsythia, apple, . . . → Read More: Forcing Spring to Come Early
Sunday’s Super Bowl required Texas beef chili and corn bread. What better snack for afternoon cooking than guacamole, chips and an icy cold margarita?
Our pomegranate variation is simple.
in a small pitcher combine:
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
3/4 cup triple sec
1 1/2 cups white tequila
juice of one lime
Serve on the rocks . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: Pomegranate Margarita
This cocktail was inspired by our favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley, Bolete. At the restaurant it is called “Not Your Grandmother’s Greyhound”. We call it the Roasted Grapefruit Cocktail. We’ve had them at brunch several times and loved them, so we set out to make our own version at home. It takes a little . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: Roasted Grapefruit Cocktail
The chickens are refusing to free-range in the snow but are getting bored cooped up in the hen house day after day. When chickens get bored they often start pecking each others feathers. Kurt, the rooster, has bore the brunt of most of this pecking and has been losing tail feathers. (hen-pecked, get it?)
To . . . → Read More: New Chicken cam: cabbage tetherball