Monday, October 29, 2012

Word #305

Our cat Lucy will find any way possible
to get outside....she's a cat on a cold asphalt roof....

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Word #301

We have learned that when you live in
the country you had better be prepared to take
care of yourself.  Unlike some folks who have lived
here for decades we are not willing to go without
electricity for long periods of time. Hence
the delivery of a propane tank for our generator that will
keep essential services running- like the freezer full of
food, the refrigerator,hot water and the well pump.
We are ready for winter now.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Words #297,298,299 and 300

Mt Shasta with it's first snow of the season
It was just a "flurry" of snow....lots more to come!

Soon I'll be soaking in our new bathtub!

Our new Toyotomi space heater run on kerosene
Very very efficient!

Gracie and Dexter

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Words #294 and 295

I went outside early this morning
and captured the sun illuminating the hills to the south.
The oak trees are so pretty with their fall colors.
The red oak hardwood floors are in...
now for the baseboard.... 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Word #292

Our new bathroom's vanity is partly
in place. The solid maple countertop
is to the right in this photo. 
Our friend Tony Montoya from Chico
is a wonderful wood worker! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Word #291

Russell is hard at work installing
the hardwood flooring in our new space.
I just made cookies...
He'll like that! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Words #286 and 287

Nothing to do with New Years-
I promised myself that I would not
let ironing pile up any more!
Much easier to iron a few things than a dozen!

Soon we will be in Mexico for Day of the Dead!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Words # 282, 283, 284 and 285

This past week we drove down to the San Francisco
Bay Area and visited friends and family.
Here are some of the images from our visits...
and you can see more on my Snap a Day blog





Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Word #276, 277 and 278

We will be offline for a few days
so I am posting ahead....

Jerusalem Artichoke 
One of our neighbors gave us a
lot of starts for us to plant now
for next years harvest. This
plant produces a perfect protein
in it's tubers. Cannot wait to try them out!

The price of gasoline is directly connected
to our lack of self-sufficency
 and oil companies greed.
Price-fixing anyone?

Gave my basil "hedges" a haircut and
made 3 big batches of pesto!