Monday, March 21, 2011

Victory is a sprouting garlic clove.

It has been an incredibly long, fun, heart wrenching, sunny, hilarious, delicious, stormy weekend complete with made-from-scratch pizza and sisters learning to navigate elation and disappointment.  But it's hard to take a picture of those things (and also I am exhausted), so instead, we'll talk about the quite enormous 93 year old tree that Tommy felled all by himself because it was dead and he was ( it turns out unnecessarily) afraid it would topple in a bad summer storm.  

It was super impressive and more than a little scary when it crashed to the ground.  I'm happy to report that my husband was not crushed even a little by this gigantic trunk.

He also installed the first two corner posts of our soon-to-be-second-fence-for-goats!  Yes, that's the technical term.
He claims that by the end of this week not only will the actual fence be completed, he will also have begun to build his very own, personal, custom, lovable, amazing, perfect, awesome, to-die-for outdoor wood-fired pizza oven.  And yes, that's also the technical term.  And no, I don't think it's gonna happen.  But don't tell him that, or you're gonna have to hear all about it.  Again.  (p.s. But I still love you, honey!)

And look at this gorgeous sunny day, with our beautifully behaved dogs, sitting so nicely whilst I photograph them!  Send applications for Dwija's Doggy Obedience school to: P.O. Box......

Oh, and check this out: growing stuff.  Stuff!  That's growing!
Back in the fall, as per the instructions in one of the gardening books that I bought used off of Amazon for the same price as a large pack of gum, we shoved some garlic cloves into the ground and then forgot about them.  Well by golly, they are growing!  6 of them!  As if we really knew what the heck we were doing!  Victory.

Which brings me to our next project: the clearing of the space that will soon be our 10'x10' vegetable garden. 
I know, I know...just a random picture of a piece of ground.  But soon, it will be a piece of ground that yields real food for our family (providing that I don't kill it all, which I have been known to do).  With any luck and a whole lot of hard work, after pictures will follow shortly.

Hopefully I will soon be telling you all about how the fence is complete and our new animals have been brought home and mulch and compost have been tilled into the already-fertile soil and when I say those things you can imagine me making this face:

Happy spring everyone!


  1. Love your guest blog on Pure Michigan!! So funny and cool to hear that you bought a house unseen from the internet, quit your job, left California behind and moved to Michigan!! My husband and I did the very same thing in September last year!! We purchased a B&B in Bellaire after we saw it online on Craigslist...we loaded up the Penske moving van, 2 cats and our jeep and headed east!! We were living in San Jose!

    I am now a follower of your blog and I will thoroughly enjoy reading your posts and having the very same outlook as you!

    Stop by an say hello
    Jamie~your Innkeeper
    Applesauce Inn B&B

  2. Hi Jamie! Thank you so much for following. I'm going to check out your blog right now :)

  3. Go Garlic!! You go girl. It looks like everything is coming along the way you want it.


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