Monthly Archives: July 2019

More Girls Trippin’

Ever drive the Canyon road between Yakima and Ellensburg?  If it’s daylight and I can afford the extra 20 minutes, I take it every time. Rosebud finally spotted the Pac Man painted on the rock along the river this trip.  … Continue reading

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The Carmens will be in Concert again!

Add it to your calendars – the Carmens are at it again! Saturday, September 14, 6:00 PM, Zillah Nazarene Church. For those of you who attended the Zillah Community Choir concert, if you’d like to see a repeat of the … Continue reading

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Butter: Getting Good & Greasy

Ginger’s milk has amazing amounts of milkfat!  In two days, we’ve gotten four gallons of milk – from which we extracted a half gallon of cream! Time to make butter! Step one: load it all into the mixer.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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How to make a cow burp with 12’ of garden hose

As per our usual modus operandi, no sooner do we get into a new routine with a cow than we have ourselves a nice little inconvenient emergency. This round was bloat. We thought we’d done what we needed to do … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bounty

It’s that time of year! Blueberry season… which lasts half the summer in western Washington, but not nearly long enough here on the eastern side. I made two trips out to Graf’s before they closed for the season, and scored … Continue reading

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Loaner Cow

We have amazing friends. As in, I have no idea how these people end up in our lives;  we are just so amazingly blessed that they want to be friends with us, because how does anyone deserve friends like these?? … Continue reading

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Candid camera

I think the best part of bringing the country to my city friends is the opportunity for photo ops.  

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Sailing with the Girls

Sometimes the seemingly impossible happens and I actually get away… more so this year than in the previous 16! This day,  the Rosebud, Spanish Lady, and a so-far un-blog-named-multi-hued-tresses friend (who describes herself as my “hippie atheist friend”), and I… … Continue reading

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First time for Garlic

Garlic harvest is done! We are up to the rafters in garlic! I’ve never raised garlic before, but I’d been assured by many friends that garlic is easy-easy-easy. And that’s how it turned out. Last fall, a student’s family (I … Continue reading

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Summer Thunderstorm

We have a lovely thunderstorm rolling through this evening! It was the first significant thunderstorm for my two youngest, and our guests’ two eldest. What really struck me was the division of color in the sky. To the west, it … Continue reading

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