Monday, November 23, 2015

Tradition Plateau, Tiger Mountain

Today it didn't rain or rain/snow as suggested so I got my sister and we took the pups out on the trail. Arte (Boston Terrier) is actually a loaner dog from my sister's roommate and honorary sister. The general idea was an hour or so of hiking, and then I would go home and go back to studying...

3+ hours later I took my sister out to emergency dinner so she will someday hike with me again. :)  Hahahahaha.

Arte of course was a vision of fashion perfection with her pick sweater and pink harness. Nim. Well, he is this horrifying collision of a purple jacket and red harness. Apparently he is a child of the 80s.

For those of you familiar with the Lake Tradition area, you can tell that at one point we were on the Bus Trail. This is just one of many photos I have that involve dogs looking the wrong direction or blurred.

They know how to dominate a trail.

In an effort to making Arte do what I wanted we put her on a log. Hahahaha. She was thrilled. Nim had spit on his nose. Everyone was tired by this point and Arte kept rubbing on Nim like a cat because her sweater was itchy.

Arte. So angelic.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jubilee Farm CSA and Soup Making, Electric Blanket, and a Little Hike

As I type this, the cats are on the electric blanket. And Nim has now just kicked one off.

I told a friend of mine that I feel like I am trying to toughen up for winter. Some years I go into winter better than others. I thought I would be fully embracing this one after the summer we had. Not so much.

On the prettier days I bundle up and move the office outside.

Nim is also bundled up and given a bone. It takes him a long time to give up and lay on the ground with it if the grass is remotely damp.

Last week I got my first CSA of the fall season from Jubilee Farms. I have said many times on this blog that I will literally eat the same thing for days on end and not get tired of it. CSAs force me to vary my diet which is good for me.

A CSA is hard to do on your own without wasting anything. Even doing a 3/4 share I have to be dedicated. This box I have done poorly on because I have had to be out of the house so much this week and weekend. My first project was a variation on a Kuri Squash Curry recipe that came with it. Basically I did a soup.

The green tomatoes were fantastic. I think they give the soup a bit of a tang? I only had to buy the stock, coconut milk, and onion. Everything else came from the box and the soup came out amazing.

I bought our seasonal electric throw as well. Sometimes I can get a few years out of them...sometimes not.

I wonder why? :| Anyway, at night I am generally allowed to at least be under it, and then everyone takes their places.

Last Friday morning early I went up to Rattlesnake Lake and got a quick walk around the woods and lake (it is so low right now it is hard to call it a lake).

The stumps are very neat. I guess some people have been finding the foundations for the town that was once there because the lake has been so low this year. There were very loud and low flying birds on Friday morning for Nim's happiness.

Nim and I carried our morning walk with us for the rest of the day. :)