Tuesday, August 30, 2011

i'm here!

Apart from a rather breathtaking 3am pee-stroll to the outhouse, where I got lost on my way back and nearly walked into a barn, I'm settling in without incident. Breezy day; applesauce for dessert; compost buckets on every porch.

P.S. Yesterday I started blogging for the National Young Farmers' Coalition!

P.P.S. This variety is a Black Oxford.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

leavin', on a jet plane

Bags are stuffed and two pounds too heavy. Leaving tomorrow, just before sun-up -- iced coffee is chilling in the fridge (priorities, people!).

P.S. I'll see my very first fall this October (!), surrounded by hundreds of heirloom apple trees.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

one more day in Tucson

Irene permitting...

A news-surfing interlude:
Mango margarita night!

Farmer cheese fritatta (with pesto swirls)

Just bought eight packs of dried cherries and banana strips, three jars of peanut butter and a container of fatty-pants dates. Also made cashew muffins (muffins made with cashew flour) that taste sort of like how I imagine a kitchen sponge might taste. Airplane snacks packed; if only I were so ready!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

birthday girls

ushering in new years with grandma, lemon macaroons and mille under-foot.

P.S. and bear hugs to my ma; best birthday party of my twenties and most scrumptious meal of the year!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

coming to a close: best summer

lunchtime cloud watch


valley at sunset

restoring creek habitat with friends

fly fishing at five: saying goodbye

Thursday, August 11, 2011

assuming i don't get mauled by a bear...

...I shall return from creek restoration work and be back on the internet waves (with photos!) early next week...

Monday, August 8, 2011

ushering out August 5th

sunset viewing, supper chewing with home-away-from-home family