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Easy Rustic Bread

Easy Rustic Bread

We looked for a great, easy rustic bread recipe for some time. While we enjoy a good French baguette or a loaf of rye or something more exotic, we wanted a good, all-around, rustic style loaf that’s equally suitable for sandwiches, as a side with […]

Cheese Press … Totally Worth It

Cheese Press … Totally Worth It

This is our second year making cheese, and we seem to be making it more often, at least once per week. Since the first of the year, we have made a sage-infused cheddar, a gouda, a gruyere, an imperial porter cheddar, and a traditional Colby. […]

Adventure Racing

Adventure Racing

We are very amateur adventure racers, and have no goal or expectation of joining the professional circuit like the pro-team (fka Yoga Slackers) that first taught us about adventure racing.  But, we have participated enough to appreciate how much work it takes to really excel […]

Atticus!

Atticus!

Nothing and nobody compares to a rescue dog…possibly to any dog, but especially to a rescue dog.  Atticus is now almost eight (or so we surmise), and has been with us for the past seven years.  We found Atticus, like our prior dog Maizy, on petfinder.com,  […]

No-Waste Goat Feeder

No-Waste Goat Feeder

We love our rescue goats. Seriously, we love them. Each has their own distinct personality, their own look, their own endearing qualities. Goats are awesome. But all three of them share one terrible trait: they are profligate hay wasters.  Half of any given hay bale […]

February Monthly Garden Checklist

February Monthly Garden Checklist

Things are still dark, damp and chilly here in the Seattle area, but we love February because it’s the first month where we actually start seeds. For this month’s Garden Checklist, onions and shallots are on deck, as are sweet peas, beans, and kale. Depending on […]

Baby Chick Season

Baby Chick Season

Each spring, our nearby farm & feed store (The Grange in Issaquah) starts getting supplies of various chicken varieties, starting in early February and continuing until May. Given we recently lost 5 of our beloved hens, we are looking ahead to increasing the size of […]

One Hour Pretzels

One Hour Pretzels

There is something perfect about a homemade pretzel on a winter Sunday. For some reason, I always want to make pretzels if I’m going to watch a football game. I’m not 100% certain where that association comes from. But the Super Bowl is coming up, […]

Easy Hay Transport

Easy Hay Transport

Our animal feed needs are fairly modest. We have goats & chickens, a dog and some barn cats. No horses. No llamas. No iguanas. Most serious farm-types end up needing lots of hay, and will often have a truckful delivered and stored for the season. […]