Yesterday, fellow blogger Mary Elizabeth, with two kids and her (former) boyfriend in tow, took to the road to visit her Dad for Thanksgiving. Last year they got lots of snow. Martine Lussier is wisely driving south and taking the night train up to Shasta to meet her boyfriend. Here in Fort Bragg it is
This weekend I saw a play that made me laugh, and finished a book and a movie that made me cry. No, not cry, but blubber like a basket case. Anyhow - the play was Same Time, Next Year. The movie was filmed up here on the Mendocino Coast years ago, so we're extra endeared to the story already. I
Another sign of Fall: gnats. They really are quite beautiful. Watching them hatch and seeing a swarm of them with their white wings is nice, and then the birds find them and dart amongst them for their dinner. I do not really want them in my yard, so I am glad the birds can enjoy
Another sign of fall: the hatching of termites. As Archie and I sat by our outdoor fire recently, we could see the birds flying about catching them. Both the Robins and the Stellar's Jays seemed to think the termites were most delicious! This is good as not only is our home made of wood, but we
It is getting close to being Fall again. Our bees are slowing down, getting ready to hibernate until spring. Even the dahlias are not putting out as many blossoms as they were a couple of weeks ago. Fall is my favorite time of year: promises of cold and rainy days to come when I can sit in
It's almost Father's Day, and I can't let the day go by without mention. Both Cherie's father Fred Soria and my Dad died during the past year. Cherie’s Dad was more of a saint, and mine more of a sinner (of the omission variety, being absent for most of my life). But no matter what
Well, another culinary Associate Chef & Instructor certification has begun at Living Light. It is so exciting to finally meet the people you have been speaking to on the telephone for the last several months. Some of the students are here for only one or two days to start their culinary adventure, others will be here
Archie and I were talking about what we were going to do on the weekend and I said I would weed out the snapdragons from our wine barrels as they were done. Then I started to think about it. Do they reseed themselves? Do I leave the roots and a few inches of the stalk above ground?
A couple of weeks ago Archie put our Mason Bees out in one of the gardens and we saw our first one this weekend. It probably was a male for two reasons: one, the antennae were long and females have short antennae; two, the three eggs in the tube closest to the sun are male bees.
Joe, our Marketplace Manager just came up to me in the hall to say that he's going to have a special event in the Marketplace/Cafe on St Patrick's Day. He's going to give away a $50 Gift Basket that day to one lucky winner who visits the Cafe and Marketplace AND offer a special sale