Day Fifty Four

Yesterday’s snow came with a lot of wind, resulting in four lanes of highway being unusable for the amount of snow piling up, a 35 minute drive taking 2.5 hours, and waking up to one foot of snow to gaze upon this morning. It came just as the Christmas snow was disappearing… …and the birds…

Day Fifty Three

The goats and the sheep have taken to visiting the front porch around mid-morning. Today, they just laid down and napped. Even the sheep, who are normally quick to get up and go when you come near them, just laid there and let me look and snap. Two are having a staring contest, and two…

Day Fifty Two

Woke up with a burning need to try popovers this morning. So I blended the ingredients together (egg, flour, milk, and salt), tossed in some chopped berries, pushed them into a 425 F oven, and hoped for the best. They rose, and were all nice and hollow inside, perfect for filling with any kind of…

Day Fifty One

This stubborn little girl goat got herself trapped in the corner of fence on the front porch, where she and her friends come for their morning hang-out. The others saw her like this and wandered off, so she started bleating for our attention. We came out, laughed with horror, took a short video and a…

Day Fifty

It was a long day: chasing goats, fleeing from flying chickens, and then I made a lemon meringue pie that wouldn’t set. So, I figured, the easiest thing to do would be to make baked pudding: simple, satisfying, soothing. Things didn’t quite work out as I planned, and while I was thinking it had everything…

Day Forty Nine

A final addition to the urban homestead. This one comes with fancy eye makeup, and we’ve named her Gracie. She hails from Huntsville, Utah.    

Day Forty Eight

A little drive to Coalsville, Utah. Didn’t step out the car this entire trip, which explains the blurriness on some of my favorite images from the drive    

Carrot Cake, II

Something’s off with my baking lately. This carrot cake sank, and after the effort of finely grating the carrots, I was none too happy. At least, the cream cheese frosting worked. …and the cake is tasty. (I know, I know…anything with sugar is bound to be a palate-pleaser.)

Day Forty Seven

Sufganiyot, via Martha Stewart …with, of course, some Awesome Sauce thickened to a jammy consistency.

Day Forty Five

Devil’s Food Cookie Cakes, sandwiched with Marshmallow Berry Cream …and new additions to the urban homestead: Boer goats. These girls are a handful. This is Becky… …and say hi to Amanda. Say it nicely, or she’ll headbutt someone. (Most probably Becky. Don’t feel too bad for Becky. She can give as good as she gets…)

Day Forty Four

New Year’s Day. Took a trip to Logan, Utah, where the University nestled in the mountains was covered in so much snow, it made it hard to see where the car-path ended and the footpath began.