Sunday, October 21, 2007


We just got home from church, and I saw something move out of the corner of my eye as I was reaching over to close the garage door.

I'm pretty sure this is a black widow, and I don't want to get close enough to it to squash it...if only I had something I could spray to kill it.


UPDATE: Because Tony is out of town, Grandpa Jake came over and killed the spider for us. I'm relieved but I still get goosebumps when I think about it. I hope there aren't any more lurking about!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Catching up...

Hello! I have not posted our breakfasts for Friday and Saturday. We didn't really eat breakfast Friday. We spent the early hours making an unexciting (but delicious!) pasta salad for lunch. We went on a field trip to C-Arrow Stables and went on an hour long trail ride on horses! It was very fun!

Today (Saturday) we ate spiced up leftovers including eggs. I (margaret) have swimming lessons every saturday at the YMCA, so we didn't have much time. I am making bread at the moment, so I will update in a bit with the pics.

Our friend Jesse on her loaned horse Whiskey and myself (in the stripes) on my loaned horse Taco.

A photo of the new playroom

Can you find the baby?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Idiopathic vestibular disease

This is what our old dog Maggie has, we think. She had this a few weeks ago and it was very alarming, she was stumbling everywhere and very ill, but she improved within 48 hours. Last week she had a relapse, and although she's doing better she looks just like the dog in the linked article, with her head at a sort of permanent tilt. It's kind of cute, really, it fits her personality. She has always been a bit aloof and somewhat confused-looking...when she was a younger dog we always referred to her as the Doubtful Guest because she bore a resemblance to this Edward Gorey character.

It's difficult watching her age, she's a good old girl.

Scone #2: Coffecake Scones- A floury concoction

Pun intended. I forgot if I put in 1 1/4 cup flour or 2 1/4 cups flour as intended. The dough was very sticky. So I gradually added tablespoon after tablespoon of flour until you could handle it. I just should have added 1 cup. It was very good! It spread a few inches... But I think that is ok. I made a flower on it with cranberries. It kind of cracked on the dry crumble topping. I was running out of butter! It called for half a stick (in the topping recipe), but I had to use two tablespoons :). Oh well!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Scones #1:Buttermilk Scone

Today, I have made a Buttermilk Scone with raisins. I didn't have any currants, so I used raisins instead. Doesn't it look happy?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Anna update

Anna started crawling's a video I took this afternoon to prove it:

Isn't she cute?