On the Range
July 9 - 15, 2013
- We spent a lot of time at the local reservoir trying to cool ourselves in this ridiculous heat. Remind me why I've chosen to live in New England again? Something about it being cooler, or so I thought. At this point it feels like I might as well be back in Georgia where at least they've figured out air conditioning.
- Vivi's kindergarten paperwork came yesterday, and we were so excited that she got the teacher we liked! We only met them for a few minutes, but Nate and I both had a good feeling about one of the three. I am relieved that what feels like our first hurdle has been passed. Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do with all this free time I'm going to have. Decisions!
- My favorite nature educator wrote a book last year about how he lived in a tipi for two years, and I recently got my mom's copy to read it. It's called Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest. I am devouring it in only a few days. Here's an interview with him.
- We've been grilling as often as possible. Pork chops brined with fennel is our top choice, and the CSA gave us steaks so I marinated mine in my Dad's favorite, Busha Browne's jerk seasoning.
- I made a new recipe for corn pudding using a bunch of "seconds" corn from the local farm. It is cheesy and corny, but I still prefer Aunt El's recipe.