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Snowy Day at the Garden

Snowy Day at the Garden

Today was the first real snow of the season. Justin & I waited until the snow stopped to go out and shovel the walkways. We brewed some strong coffee, and bundled up with all the warmest gear we have and swept & shoveled the walkways and parking area....
Monday, Funday.

Monday, Funday.

Well, 2017 is shaping up to be reasonably silly! I went to yoga this morning feeling a lot like Gregor Samsa and smelling a bit worse. Apparently, I publicly announced that I would essentially cheat the system for Eve on the 30-day challenge (starts Jan 9). I...
Aivar Turned One!

Aivar Turned One!

  Yesterday was baby Aivar’s birthday; he turned one.  It’s really kind of hard to believe he’s already one. And in another way, it’s hard to believe he is only one. The last time we saw him (Thanksgiving), he was doing his “stanky...
Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale

We’ve poured our first batch of ginger ale, and it’s pretty exciting.  We made the wort out of ginger & sugar, then added lemon, vanilla and ginger bug when everything cooled. Because we keep our apartment cold by American standards (60F), we kept the...
The Great Chicken Tender…

The Great Chicken Tender…

I’m tending some chickens, and I hope to be great. A little side job came up for a backyard chicken / garden handyperson, and apparently, my boots fit the poops. Today was my first day, and it was supposed to rain, but never did. It was a bit more tha 50F, which...
Pomegranate Pluckin’

Pomegranate Pluckin’

I love pomegranates. I mean, I really, really love them.  A good pomegranate is tough to find until about Thanksgiving, and I can see they’re already starting to lose their vigor and it’s only early January. They are the thing that push me to enjoy the...