Monday, September 29, 2014


Oh, this bodes. All three, in proximity. On purpose.

"We've taken a vote, Mommy, and it's unanimous.
You're not allowed to go on vacation again. Ever."


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Faraday's Orchard Projectiles

Faraday: I was out strolling in the garden the other day--
Maxwell: dood, you were NOT. You did a door-dash and Momma ran after you.

Faraday: (dismissively) Whatevs.

As is was saying... I was out in the garden - the orchard, actually - and I noticed Daddy's trees had tons of these ginormous green things on them! I had to go investigate.

Maxwell: dood, first off, the "orchard" is two trees in the side yard. And secondly, the only reason you can show off that you were outside is because Momma grabbed the camera on the way out the door to shove you back inside!

Faraday: Seriouslies, Maxie, you're throwing off my rhythm here.

I was about to show off all the stuff in those trees. Believe me, you don't want to nom on any grass under them - those things are projectiles! They keep falling on you!  (rubs noggin)

Maxwell: I've been watching what Papa does with them. He's been doing something on the stove....

Allie: Mother says it's pear butter. And weren't they surprised to arrive at their B&B in Mendocino last weekend to find the very same, home-grown, homemade dish!

Mendocino Farmhouse breakfast nook (pear butter just below frame, sorry :-)
Allie: Mother's working on her photos from that trip and we asked if we could share a few of them sometime soon - if you're interested?

Maxwell: Back to those pear things. Even though there's no tuna in it, whatever papa's doing sure makes the house smell gooood.  M-m-m-m-m....

*drool coma*

Almost as good as those thingies Momma was making for the High Holy Days.
Fruit challahs. A lot of you saw our post on Facebook, for those of you who didn't, here they are:

Front: Apple-raisin Challah, Upper L: Mexican Chocolate, Upper-R: Apple Cream Cheese Challah
Faraday: *grumbles* I still think a Bonito Flake challah woulda tasted better.

Sunday's Shelter Sweetie: France

"Bonjour! Hello!
I'm France, a sweet little year and a half old tortie-point snowshoe girl.
I came in with Italy, my sister. You met her a few days ago."

"I am really sweet, if a tiny bit shy. But I warm up quickly, and just looove to ronrons-- uh, I mean purr for you!

Won't you come meet me? They say France is the place to fall in love - and right now, the place where I'm living is having a "Fall in Love" shelter special. You can come make me yours for only $30 of your American dollars.

What a deal, oui?

Let's start our "forever" together, this weekend!


France is available for adoption today at the Independence Campus of Great Plains SPCA.