Monthly Archives: December 2013

Goodbye, 2013… Hello, 2014!

Our Christmas cards this year are actually New Year’s cards. The inspiration for this was a temporary art installation from SFMOMA in our town.  The colorful door frames by Chris Johanson are  only a few blocks from our house, in … Continue reading

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A Few of Our Favorite Things – “Leftovers” Breakfast

Two weeks with no CSA from Farmer Pete… we’re glad that he has some time off with family, but we are almost out of veggies and out of practice of buying everything we need from the store. We still had … Continue reading

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Chicken Portrait

For those of you wondering why we didn’t put chickens on our Christmas card this year: It is quite difficult to wrangle 7 hens for a photo. I thought the above photo was very telling of their unique personalities, though. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Hike and Goats!

Yesterday morning, we went on a short hike at Rancho San Antonio. It’s a pretty 4.5 loop hike that takes you through a working educational farm. We’ve hiked here many times this year, but today we saw something excitingly different: … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from us to you!

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Christmas Eve Dinner

We cook a special meal on Christmas Eve with leftovers so that we don’t have to cook on Christmas Day. This year we chose to make a brisket, something I made our first Christmas together. We purchased the brisket from … Continue reading

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Borscht Celebration

Borscht makes a nice Christmas-like soup because of its lovely red color. I’ve made borscht before from sour beets, which was tasty, and kind of brownish in color.  But now we were out of sour beets, had a bunch of … Continue reading

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Scratch and Peck

At this year’s Heirloom Expo, we were given a free sample of chicken food from Scratch and Peck.  The food was intriguing to me because it’s very different from the milled food we’ve been buying from Modesto Milling.  The Scratch … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Hat?

No, not really.  There are two black and white cats that live in the neighborhood.  They’re adolescents from their size and behavior. I heard some upset hen noises on the patio as I was getting some coffee this morning.  Looking … Continue reading

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Stew, Yum

I made stew last night.  Beef, beef heart, Brussels sprouts.  Yum! No photo, zoned it.  It was that good.

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