The five little things that made my week… 1. Shiso babies sprouting up after the last few storms. This mint-like Asian herb (also called perilla or tía tô) volunteers like a weed in my garden, but I keep it around for its beauty and fragrance. (Not to mention it’s a fantastic herb.)
The five little things that made my week… 1. Kimora loves springtime! Lots of grubs and tasty little buggers to scratch and peck at.
The five little things that made my week… 1. After resting all winter, the hens have gifted us with the first eggs of the season! (I won’t tell them we’ve been cheating on them with store-bought eggs though.)
The five little things that made my week… 1. This tenacious tomato plant was started from seed a year ago and left for neglect four months ago at the height of the drought. It stopped producing tomatoes but we were simply too lazy to pull it out. Now with El Niño in full swing (bringing […]
In 2015, I wrote a total of 20 Five Things Friday posts. The biweekly series started in 2013 as a way to share the random collection of thoughts and tidbits from my life that don’t warrant a whole blog entry, and also serve as a reminder to myself that no matter how hard things may […]
The five little things that made my week… 1. This is what the last week has looked like in my house: a roaring fire in the woodstove, with a tea kettle (staying warm for mugs of tea) and a simmer pot (brimming with rosemary and cinnamon) heating on top.
(Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Sandpoint, Idaho.) Maybe it’s the city girl in me, but I’ve always had a thing for classic red barns. I find them so romantic. I love my barns old, creaky, and weather-worn. Every time we pass them out in the countryside, I always imagine myself as a muck boot-wearing farm […]