Mudremmas

While the rest of the country has been freezing and blizzarding and just plain winter, we here in Alaska have been enjoying a weird respite from normal temps. This past week has been in the 40’s and raining. The ground is frozen so none of the water can soak in so we have puddles and…

Bald is Beautiful

Christmas presents come with pretty wrapping paper and frilly bows indicative of the great lengths we go to in order to decorate and disguise the gifts we’ve purchased for our loved ones. Then Christmas morning sees us staring longingly at all colorful packages waiting anxiously until we can open them up and see what’s inside….

Barn Chores in a Bathrobe

“The best laid plans of mice and men” my mother used to say, paraphrasing from John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel – Of Mice and Men. I was lucky enough to grow up with well read parents who encouraged the love of good stories by using quotes that made us ask questions and then handing us the books as an…

Where Are You Going?

This is actually a small rant. One of out Icelandic ewes, our herd queen, always thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Like, literally, 3 or 4 times this past summer the LGDs let us know there was a problem so we ran out to find Matilda had shoved her…

Sunday Brunch

I love to cook. I can cook for 40 easier than I can cook for 2 and I love every minute of it. A couple weeks ago we had brunch at a friends house and this week we had those same friends over to enjoy a meal with us. We already knew these friends like…