Category Archives: Life Together

The Instagram Distraction

Well now. . .we started using Instagram.  It’s fun, easy and we post daily Monday through Saturday.  And that’s the problem, we have been posting there consistently, but not on the blog! Time to fix that.

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Friday night improv at the farm

We bought a batch of “barnyard mix” chickens earlier this year, meaning there were a few different breeds of roosters mixing with a few different breeds of hens, and you can probably guess the rest of the story.  We are … Continue reading

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New raptors

They birds were a bit upset about these raptors that kept flying around the pasture. . .It is Hillsboro International Airshow time again.  The Blue Angels started practice and then performed their shows, each time flying out and around us! … Continue reading

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New roommate moving in

Greer told me a cute story about washing dishes yesterday and having a robin listen to him whistle from the top of the mushroom log.  This morning while making breakfast, I discovered the reason… This little guy/gal is building a … Continue reading

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Simple carrot salad

Greer started making this tasty carrot salad, which is just grated carrots, onion or shallot, radishes, and a simple dressing of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.  But it is quite a tasty and fresh addition to our … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary – 7 years!

How do the most romantic couples celebrate anniversaries?  By visiting the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum, of course!    We had a great time looking at wild rock formations and…. dinosaur poo (pictured above).  Now that’s not something you … Continue reading

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Spring… already?

This is our first Pacific Northwest winter, and it’s definitely been colder than it was in the bay area of California.  No snow (unless you count the snow mixed with rain we had right after Thanksgiving).  Last year before we … Continue reading

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Excellent method for cooking a cockerel

We cooked our third cockerel (young rooster), and are completely pleased with the results.  I roasted the first one, and the dark meat was pretty tough because the cockerels were 6 months old at processing time.  The second time, I … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch

On the menu today: Turkey we raised on the farm (One person we gave a turkey to this year described it as “dense,” which we thought was a good description.  It tastes like turkey, but meatier.  Tender, moist, delicious.  (It … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2014!

May your New Year be cozy and bright…

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