Category Archives: homey

snow day lunch


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.


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.


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

Long shot


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

Clothes line


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.