Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dairy Free Pumpkin Ice Cream

Mrs. H blogged about pumpkins , and got me to thinking.  We’ve had a couple of pumpkin pies, and I’ve made pumpkin soup from the pumpkins I roasted and froze last fall.  Why not ice cream? David Lebovitz, the author … Continue reading

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I love my neighbors

We have been so very, very blessed with awesome neighbors. Mr. Caffienated and I grew up in the country, so we remember having neighbors that occasionally helped or that we could go help.  But we then we moved to the … Continue reading

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Oven-Smoked Pulled Pork

What could be better for a firewood party than barbeque pork? For our party, I thawed out a couple of big pieces of pork from the hog we butchered.  I adapted a recipe for Oven Smoked Ribs from Cooks Illustrated. … Continue reading

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Happy Wood

I love a cheerful log.

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A Girl and her Excavator

Rosebud is learning new things, adding to her repertoire of valuable life skills. Nobody said that these had to be traditional life skills for girls.   As Pete says – “We sweat.  Hydraulics don’t.  So make them do the lifting.” It … Continue reading

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Baby plus blanket

My previous post was a bit heavy-duty.  Today, I offer up instead:  Cute baby pictures! Junior was given a beautiful, hand-made quilt by Mrs. A from church.  I think it’s fair to say that they’re both awfully cute. “I see … Continue reading

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Philosophy bomb on modern healthcare

I picked up a book at the library a week ago that I find equally inspiring, edifying and appalling.  If you haven’t read “The Art of the Commonplace” by Wendell Berry, I highly recommend it. I’m finding it necessary to … Continue reading

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