Wednesday, August 29, 2012

North Central Trail

This is a pic from our vacation---it's the bicycle trail that we love-a trail that wanders through the beautiful area. Michigan does a wonderful job of creating and maintaining bicycle trails.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oh no!

The tomatoes are no longer safe now that Magglio found out they are tasty! They are the first thing he goes for when we let him out. And tonite he is sporting a green snout from the vines and all he wants to do is go back outside!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I think canning has become my part time occupation but come the winter months, the payoff will be appreciated. Today's project was sweet peppers and so far I have a pantry full of pasta sauce, whole tomatoes, salsa, jam, and dilled beans. Next---tomato soup for the freezer!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sailing class!

This was the hub of all activity in Harbor Springs today. There was a sailing class going on and it looked like most of the summer people's kids in the under 10 age group were in attendance. And the nice looking teen age boys were attracting a lot of onlooking from the young teenage girls. One by one, life jacketed kids ran and picked out a sailboat and the lessons began!

Monday, August 13, 2012


We are Up North and more importantly-at American Spoon eating gelato! My favorite 2 flavors-chocolate and ginger. They have a new flavor called Wildflower Honey and Dan got that and shared. That will be my choice tomorrow!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Project

A new project is getting ready to go on my needles. And a finished project is getting ready to be seamed together. Both projects-the cardigan and this beautiful pumpkin colored wool is from the same company -Cascade Eco Wool. The cardigan was my first cabled project and I am really proud of it. It's a bulkier yarn and was a quick knit---an interesting pattern that never left me bored. I just hope I have patience and skill to seam it nicely. I tend to rush through that step!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fair time

Our intention at the beginning of the summer was to go to the Ohio State Fair--but because of other commitments that hasn't happened. So instead-we visited the Wood County Fair and wandered through the livestock barns. Even though it was hot, the animals were staying cool in the shade---and the chicken cages each had a small fan in it to cool off its occupant. And we enjoyed an ice cream from the 4-H booth. So it was a good day. I may not enjoy my steaks for awhile though-after looking at the Grand Champion Beef Steer.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


It seems like I rush my garden tomatoes from the vine to the canner and don't enjoy enough of them at the peak of their flavor. So today----for our appetizers for dinner----or maybe they will be dinner---bruschetta with our own basil and tomatoes. And the recipe came from the Ohio Farm Journal magazine.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quiet time

Dan is away at a seminar, Magglio is asleep and I am enjoying the quiet by sitting outside with my coffee and my knitting. Just watching the soybeans grow! Yes that is a bee tape measure!