This was my first chance at eating Pho. It was really good! Especially with Schracha
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
"Added later" This was our fancy fancy dinner out for the trip. We usually get one fancy, decadant dinner in. Crys* set this one up by way of a groupon a good while before the trip. Guess it's time to start on Houston now.......
The Nirvana exibit was great. And the space on the movie Avatar was really fun too. The coolest was the whole room where kids get to play with guitars and drums and stuff.
It was raining so hard when we got done that we took the momorail downtown. Nice dry warm ride. And it ends at a mall!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We're getting our spring supplies ready. .... shears for the goats and Llama, research on ICF building supplies, bee information, gardening supplies for the high, dry altitude. We're also readying our bodies for the long, tough demands of a summer building and growing.
It all feels hopeful and good, like we're blooming along with the first buds of Spring.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
That was fun :D Crys* helped me with the green hair spray. Folks enjoyed it throughout the day. Our really tough decision is that since it's now actually St. Patties day, and we're going to Alamosa today..... do we throw down some Irish Car Bombs.... or continue to be good......
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
It's been an interesting weekend so far, and even included a bit of a rodeo. Crys* took off Friday night to see her Nana, so I tended the critters and home. I did a bit of cleaning, a bit of workout, some cooking.....
And on Saturday morning I decided it was time to put the halter on Hazel. I got my fancy new lasso and blissfully wandered out to the pen without a freakin clue. :D It took me quite a while to get a rope on her and she did NOT like it not a single little bit. By the time I got that far she was pretty excited and upset so I changed their water while I had her tied off to the shed. This helped her realize that not pulling against the rope was a good idea. And at this point I realized that if I didn't get the halter on getting the rope off was gonna be a chore all by itself. :D
She finally calmed down and when I let the tension off and just held the rope softly she stood all right and I got ahold of her and slipped the halter on. Now when we catch her for foot trimming and shearing it won't be quite as much of a chore. Also we'll try to get a little corral up before then and a shearing stand made for the goats.
The bee stuff hasn't arrived for construction yet. I'm wanting it, 'cause I just like doing that kinda crap.
And this week we will embark on the adventure of pressure cooker cooking. I have a fancy new kindle edition cookbook and we're gonna go nuts! And lots of other ingredients!
Crystal has started a group on the beachbody.com site for the valley. It's called Fitness with Altitude. Join up and sweat with us!
Enjoy the journey as Tony says........
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Their feet were in bad shape. We are so glad Brad taught us how to care for them. He started on Choco's back hooves. And I took over when we got to the front. Crys* kept them calm, did some grooming and trimmed out their faces. I took almost an inch off Stanley's back feet! Now they're both trimmed up and happier and we'll do it on a regular schedule.
The bee materials are all.ordered from Mann Lake bees as well. I sat down last weekend and custom made a package for us because the pre-assembled ones didn't really do it. We need some extra stuff for our cold winters and our climate and altitude and someof the parts in the ready made kits weren't ....... as nice. We plan to take an organic approach and I wanted to start with good stuff and not have to re-buy things later on. The bees will arrive in May so we have between now and then to build, site and paint stuff.
Should be fun!