June 20, 2013

Our Last Hurrah.

It's been 4 years since Greg and I first camped together, and now after several amazing trips our journey together in Alaska is over.  He is heading to Denver, leaving me with no camping partner. Here's a look back at 4 amazing years:
Greg attempting to cross a river along the Denali Hwy. It was freezing cold; we didn't make it across.
Greg on Byron Glacier
Portage Glacier hike
Gull Rock.  The best camping spot EVER!
Halloween. We were Vigilantes from, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Greg, Jeff & I on our way to McCarthy
Pirate Party @ Darwins with the crew.

Spring hike @ Hatcher's Pass
I sure am going to miss that guy.  I guess I'm going to have to find another camping/hiking/biking/backpacking partner soon or I might go through withdrawals.  OR I just might have to make my way down to Colorado and continue where we left off here.  :)

June 15, 2013

House of Broads

My household is all females so I was thinking of witty titles for this post and came up with House of Broads.  The thing is, being deemed a broad isn’t so flattering.

Urban Dictionary defines the word broad in several ways:
1)    Word for a woman. Less respectable than lady but much more respectable than bitch.
2)    A term originated in the 1930's meaning woman; derived from the fact that the most defining characteristic of all females are their hips, which are proportionally wider than the hips of their male counterparts.
3)    A woman who is very difficult to respect. Usually wears very tacky clothing (fake fur, sequence dresses...etc) and reaks of cheap perfume. Widely known for being easy in the sack.

As I pondered each of these definitions I think I could easily fit into all 3. Let me explain:
1)    I am a woman.  I would definitively say I’m in the middle of being a lady and a bitch.  I can lean one way or the other depending on the situation, but generally I’m in the middle.
2)    I do have hips; of which are probably wider than most men’s. I wouldn’t really know though because I’ve never actually thought about it or measured it.
3)    I wouldn’t say I’m difficult to respect.  There are times that I wouldn’t respect me.. ie: any soccer or softball game where the ump/ref makes a bad call.  I may get a little vocal. Although in my own defense, I’ve gotten MUCH better and haven’t been 86’d from a game in years.  I suppose I can be known to wear tacky clothes.  I sit here typing this in shorts with paint splatters all over them, and a tank top that has something that resembles chicken poop on it.  Side note: my perfume is not cheap and I will not even mention whether or not I’m easy in the sack.   Define easy.. wait, just kidding. 

ANYWAY, I digress..   This whole post was to introduce you to the new additions to my brood so here they are!

Blanche- Friendliest of the bunch,  always willing to come say hello.
Sophia- Friendly, but likes her space.
Dorothy- Very independent and likes to do her own thing.
Rose- The baby of the family at 2/12 months old.

Stan the Rooster- He isn't mine, but he sure comes over a lot!

I sure am enjoying these gals (Stan not-so-much) and love going out and getting the eggs every day.  They usually lay late in the morning, and I am getting 2-3 eggs per day which is plenty!! 

June 7, 2013

Epic Summer? I think so!

It isn't often I can wander around barefooted in my yard and be in fear of getting a sun burn.  But I can now, and I did! Although it took it's sweet time to get here, summer has been amazing so far, and not just the weather either!  I've endeavored to be a green thumb in the past and it hasn't worked out so well, so this summer, it's ON! 

I live in the heart of midtown in a tiny cabin with a nice big yard. My garden plot is underlaid with tree roots which has prohibited me to garden there in the past; but not this year!  With shovel and axe in hand, I took to tearing up the plot.  After digging out an area of about 3' x 5' I determined that was plenty big to plant my potatoes.  In all actuality, my back was killing me, my feet will never be clean again, and my karma is not looking good after all the earth worm and tree sapling killing I did. 

Here are a few pictures of my mad gardening skills in action. Don't forget, you can click on them to enlarge them.  

Front of the house has: chamomile, lavender, basil, radishes
My radishes are growing like crazy. Oddly enough, I'm not a huge fan.
Sorry it's sideways! My green onions, chives and garlic are doing great!
Growing lots of beets for pickling!
Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, and zuchinni. I am most excited about the brussel sprouts!

Zinnia, catnip and some pots with something in it. I can't remember!
In the foreground (blue box), carrots, and peas. Orange pots have herbs.  Long raised bed has pickling cucumbers. Ugly piece of white picket fence has beans in front of it.   My HUGE garden has potatoes, beets, and more cucumbers.

and lots of rhubarb.  Pie, pie, me oh my!

 Ok, let's cut to it. The garden is great and all, but what is even BETTER is that I am going to be getting some chickens.. this Sunday hopefully!  With the help of a friend I built a coop and it's ready to be inhabited by some chickens!  I cannot wait to collect eggs every day!

Seriously.. I can't wait!!