Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving dinner, days 2 - 5

Day 2: Leftovers heated in the microwave.

Day 3: Turkey & pumpkin soup with rice

Day 4: Biscuits with Turkey and Turkey Gravy

Day 5: Turkey noodles with cream sauce

Coming soon...Days 6 - 10!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

November trees

Some visions of late November, Oregon style. This stand of trees is in a wetland next to the bike path, and I pass by it every day:
Looking west down the bike path. My neighborhood is on the other side of those trees.

Why do people bother buying toys for kids, part 13

I came back in from the garage this morning, and this is what I saw...I swear, he does these things by himself!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Day after Thanksgiving beach trip

We packed up the kids and headed for the coast this morning. I was chomping at the bit to go at 6am, we didn't wind up on the road until 9am. We drove out to Heceta Head:Took a tour into the lighthouse:

It was an amazing crystal clear day. It was extremely frosty at home when we left, but the coast was warm and sunny for a change. The cove at Heceta Head is sheltered from the wind and it was beautiful.

After the beach we stopped in Florence for supplies:

On a side note, thanks to The Reluctant Blogger I've discovered Pandora Radio. The links to my stations are in the sidebar over there. Also FreeRice.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

First Fall Hard Frost

27 degrees this morning.
The frost on the peas was lovely:

Garlic sprouting through the frosty hay:

And finally, I think it's curtains for this summer's marigolds:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

The new czicken palazz, at work

We finally finished the new tractor several weeks ago, but I never got a picture of it in action. I made this tractor four feet wide (the width of my veggie beds) and six feet long (my beds are 15 feet long). The girls are now employed in scratching and fertilizing my garden for me. Up until Saturday, they were positioned over the end of this particular bed, and we moved them a few feet further down so they could get at some fresh vegetation. It only takes them about two days to completely denude a 4x6 section of dirt. The dirt in the foreground is where they were up until Saturday. After we moved the tractor, I forked it up (they also compact the dirt where they walk, and it gets horribly uneven where they scratch and fluff), raked it smooth and seeded it to crimson clover (because I didn't have any winter rye).

Dorothy, behind bars

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Why do people bother buying toys for kids, part 12

When you could just buy a major appliance (or rather, have your relatives buy you a major appliance) and give them the box?

I couldn't resist taking another shot:

Friday, November 02, 2007

Why do people bother buying toys for kids, part 11

He'd been doing this for some time. So when I finally got the camera, he had stopped, and the Housebean said, "He's pooped." So, translation of what NTS is saying, at the very beginning: "I'm not pooped."

Run around...Run around...Run around...


This was the only picture we managed to take on Halloween, post trick-or-treating: