Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category

a (maybe) final wintry blast

Posted on May 21st, 2015 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

WINTERRRRRRRBRRRRR!!!!!  Here are our last couple of days in photos–not so much to mourn them as to record them–since today it’s warming up!  If I even dare say it. A very old neighbor once told me that the year-round climate of our neighborhood here is identical to that of Anchorage, where he and his wife […]

nighttime barn raising

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

This actually wasn’t a barn raising–more like a barn fixing-up.  Of course, barn raising sounds way cooler.  All we needed was an Amish neighbor to complete that homey thought, but Amish neighbors are few and far between in our neck of the woods.  David and Caleb had to do the job on their own in […]

on my counter and outside my door

Posted on October 25th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

On my counter this morning, you’ll find a smorgasbord of things in various stages of cultivation– Sprouted almonds Greek yogurt Red and brown henna Turkey bone broth Facial cleanser and moisturizer And the spinach, lettuce, and radishes on the deck are coming along just fine, despite several snowfalls and lots of below-freezing nights.  The chipmunks […]

into fall

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

October, I think, is when fall really arrives.  Today the first of the pumpkin pies came out of the oven (there will be many more).  Large finger-sized scoop of whipped cream hollowed out courtesy David L. Lucero. When I looked out the door at dinnertime, fall was spread across the mountain.  And no, they don’t […]

waiting for dadda

Posted on April 15th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

We’ve been waiting–and keeping busy these last days before he finally comes home. Zia wanted so much to plant a garden, but after last year’s short growing season and failed plants, I wasn’t so sure. We’ll start a tiny garden, at least. This boy has grown more hair, learned to eat more foods (turkey and salmon!) […]