Category Archives: The Inmates

Farmgirls in the City

This alternately amuses and horrifies people… but my older kids and I really enjoy sushi. So when Rosebud and I found ourselves in Redmond, we indulged. We tried out Oto Sushi in Redmond. I recommend the Peachblossom Roll. Quite tasty. … Continue reading

Posted in Comfort Food, The Inmates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Girl Likes Worms

My daughter takes after me. She does not scream or flinch upon discovering a giant nightcrawler. Instead, she picks it up and evaluates it for length, agility, speed, hardiness, and its potential as either an active contributor to the compost … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, The Inmates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Great Escape

The best thing about having teenagers and older children (as in, not in diapers), is that I can now occasionally leave them at home with Daddy or grandparents and escape for some Mom Adulting Time. The very best part of … Continue reading

Posted in The Inmates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mt. Saint Helens

We took the tribe to visit the mountain voted “Most Likely To Blow Its Top”.  It seemed an opportune time to give them a feel for what kind of wholesale catastrophe can happen when too much pressure and heat build … Continue reading

Posted in The Inmates, The Present Insanity | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Redneck Salad Spinner

While on vacation, we sometimes have to improvise when our usual kitchen gadgets are relaxing at home. We took an extensive lettuce selection from our garden with us, and washed it upon arrival.  Wet lettuce created the need for… the … Continue reading

Posted in The Inmates, The Present Insanity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jam Session at the Homestead

Once a month or so, I get together with a bunch of other Christian musicians and we try out new charts.  Some of us are trained musicians.  Some aren’t.  Some sing.  Some play multiple instruments; others only one.  Not everyone reads music. But it’s pure joy. Continue reading

Posted in piano, Projects, The Inmates | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lil’ Helper and Stowaways

I got out of the heavy lifting portion of the grain transfer to storage project. My job, instead, was to keep things running smoothly. In a couple of cases, this involved rescuing hitchhikers from being smothered in hundreds of pounds … Continue reading

Posted in Projects, The Inmates, The Present Insanity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment