September192014
My current coffee table centerpiece.

My current coffee table centerpiece.

7PM
Another cabin in the woods.

Another cabin in the woods.

(Source: , via katiacambia)

7PM
npr:

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.
The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy
Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida


Thank goodness for smart farmers. I love stone fruit.

npr:

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.

The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy

Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida

Thank goodness for smart farmers. I love stone fruit.

(via stufftoblowyourmind)

7PM
michaellogangardner:

Is that a 6ft sliding glass door? Yup.

The cabin is coming together!

michaellogangardner:

Is that a 6ft sliding glass door? Yup.

The cabin is coming together!

5AM
biodiverseed:

#gardens #potager #polyculture

How my garden would look if I could start over right now.

biodiverseed:

#gardens #potager #polyculture

How my garden would look if I could start over right now.

(Source: reddit.com, via hqcreations)

September172014
mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament
via John Liebler at Art of the Cell


What? Body? How many little guys are you? Hello?

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament

via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

What? Body? How many little guys are you? Hello?

(via katiacambia)

September162014
Chiles turning red in the kitchen.

Chiles turning red in the kitchen.

September152014
animalwondersmontana:

laughingsquid:

Japanese Coffee Shop Offers Anatomically Correct Gummy Insect Larvae


Yuuummm…

I don’t care if it’s my favorite flavor. I can’t put that in my mouth.

animalwondersmontana:

laughingsquid:

Japanese Coffee Shop Offers Anatomically Correct Gummy Insect Larvae

Yuuummm…

I don’t care if it’s my favorite flavor. I can’t put that in my mouth.

September142014
Tools

Tools

4PM
Family projects are fun!

Family projects are fun!

8AM

Good morning lovely people. It’s a nice crisp morning here in Missoula.

I haven’t had nearly as much time for internetting since school started up again. Blargh. Work outside of the home is such a pain and just an inconvenience. I mean, sure, it pays the bills, but couldn’t farming if I tried hard enough?

Everything around here suffers when I’m gone so many hours a day. Gone from 6am to 5pm. Sometimes home for lunch. Then, rush to get evening chores done, Michael usually makes dinner (He’s a peach), deal with teenager stuff, maybe watch one show while knitting if my hands aren’t too tired, then bed. It’s exhausting!

We harvested everything that is cold sensitive when we had an early frost a few days ago. We got home at about 5:00 and rushed to action. Mia had homework, but Jiah was recruited to help haul all the squash, beans, tomatoes, peppers, ground cherries, cucumbers, potatoes and melons before dark. We were done just after 8:00 which meant dinner was a scavenger hunt. Every person for themselves! My bedtime is around 9:30 so I quickly ate a sandwich and got the veggies washed and put up before crashing.

It was my favorite part of the day, that last bit. Being outside, smelling the dirt and plants, using my body, playing with my husband. Michael stood at the top of the berm and tossed down winter squash for me to pile in the wheel barrow. It was like a game. Michael smiled more in those 3 hours than any full day at the office. We both agreed that it was a great evening. Even Jiah was excited for the haul.

Even though a lot of the garden is done, with the waipini we will have at least some fresh veggies all year. I’ve planted kale, chard, spinach and tatsoi, plus lots of herbs. There are still a few tomatoes and peppers in there that should last a while as well. If we are able to get a fresh tomato or two in November I will be ecstatic.

September132014

jennytrout:

steelvixen:

glitterobservatory:

theilllestvillain:

waveofemotions:

I NEVER WANT THIS POST TO END

SAME

the second pic of the elephant and dog though. holy crap that’s graceful

fox and dog and fox and cat

Ostrich: Oh no. Look at that poor, ugly ostrich over there. I better go be friends with it, to keep the others from bullying it.

Giraffe: Oh no. Look at that poor, ugly giraffe over there. I better go be friends with it, to keep the others from bullying it.

(Source: innocenttmaan, via hyggehaven)

love 

10AM
irishbitz:

This picture just needs a hot cup of tea.  Love rainy days.  :)

irishbitz:

This picture just needs a hot cup of tea.  Love rainy days.  :)

(via acalmstrength42)

8AM
intothewildfire:

 

Not so many perfect days left!

intothewildfire:

 

Not so many perfect days left!

September122014
Well, it’s official.

Well, it’s official.