Chaos With A Side Of Crazy

I haven’t been very good about blogging consistently lately and here is a post for all of you who have been wondering what we are up to.  Most of the time my days are filled with dirty diapers, dirty dishes, and dirty dogs with a bit of knitting thrown in on the side.  The soundtrack to my life has become Disney movies on repeat with barking dogs in the background.  As the closing date for our farm looms ever closer my furniture is being replaced with a city of boxes filled with our belongings.  The storage container in our driveway is a constant reminder that we will soon leave this farm which is bittersweet.  I know that we are going to a new adventure and will find a new farm (hopefully soon) but I will still be very sad when the day comes that we drive away for the last time.  All of the animals have a place to stay for the time being that we are still looking for a farm and we will be staying with family.

Pasta Puttanesca

Pinch of Everything

If you love capers and olives, this is the pasta dish for you.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dried spaghetti
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 to 6 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • Large pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 cup whole peeled tomatoes, preferably San Marzano, roughly broken up by hand or a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (5-ounce) can oil-packed tuna
  • 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 tbs of mayonnaise

Garnish: freshly grated cheese and fresh basil

Directions

  1. Place spaghetti in a large skillet, sauté pan, or saucepan and cover with water. Add a small pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, squeeze out excess tuna oil on medium heat. Add onions until they lighten in color. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add…

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A journey

This journey of moveing hasn’t exactly been filled with happiness.   When I call my realtor to look at properties I always ask her if she is ready for an adventure.  I know that once this whole process is over with and the stress of moveing is done we will be so grateful.  In the meantime I will try to find joy or at least humor in the journey and wear each gray hair I’m getting with honor!

Boxes and boxes

Moving is stressful and doing it with a farm full of animals and a baby is even more difficult.  We are however on the home stretch of this whole process.  Our house has sold and so we are just waiting on a closing date at this point.  We have not yet found a new farm to go to yet which is stressful but I have faith that it will all work out.  I have figured out mostly where all of the farm animals will stay in the event we have not been able to find a farm before we close.   I am very much looking forward to this time next year when I hope to have many cute lambs hopping around the farm.img_7385

Wonderful

Jeff and I took the dogs and our daughter snowshoeing the other day! I don’t remember the last time I went snowshoe. The woods were beautiful and the dogs loved being out of the house! This is the kind of winter activities I love so much better than slogging through snow with bales of hay!

•••• Winter Wonderland ••••

Well we are still here, perhaps a bit chilly but we are here. Our farm has been covered in a deep blanket… I mean smothered by a layer of snow. Normally I am all for branches covered in a liberty layer of white and a clean fresh snow to make fresh footprints in however not now. My chickens have chosen to stay in their coop for three weeks now meaning I also haven’t had any farm fresh eggs either. The horses and sheep have also preferred to stay in their shelters as well. Henley and I have been hiding in our house as well as it’s really just to cold to do anything outside. Cabin fever has reached a critical level here at the farm and I’m sure my husband is wondering how we will possibly wear all the things I’m knitting up. I hope all of you are stay safe warm and dry as well!