Category Archives: homey

snow day lunch

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Since Madigan has been home 8 of the last 10 school days, she has been getting tomato soup and grilled cheese.  But she likes the grilled cheese cut up into little croutons to toss in the soup.

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What are you doing?

Sometimes when my mom calls she asks that, yesterday I said everything and I wasn’t kidding.

Pepper and Onion Relsih

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Getting the chicken broth strained and put in the freezer.

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Making spaghetti  sauce

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And when I had 5 minutes to sit, I was knitting.  A friend is having a baby and I am knitting a blankie.  I just wanted to see what pattern I was going to do.  I think I am going to do the checker board…making each square about 16 stitches wide.  Should be cute without getting to fussy about it.

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You might think I have today to relax, but its a chicken day, so again no rest for the wicked!

Long shot

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Closest is the potato garden, then the fence with the two long skinny gardens, then the chickens.

Clothes line

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This is a handmade blanket my mother made Madigan when she was 5 or 6. It is the warmest and softest blanket. When I hung it outside to dry I giggled. I am living in the country, with a blanket on the clothes line, chickens in the brooder and greens cooking in the kitchen. As my husband likes to say I am a long way from the expensive tasting menus in Los Angeles and living in NYC.

I don’t know where we are heading on this more self sufficient lifestyle, but I am really enjoying it. The folks we have met along the way are amazing. Oh and the food is much better.