Sunday, September 24, 2023

Well $hit

Lovely. I've felt poor all day and now I know why. Guess I'm not going to school this week; time to get started on some sub plans...

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Jury is Still Out

My daughter and I were at BC Pizza in St. Ignace recently, and we had the opportunity to try their dill pickle pizza. I would have never, ever ordered a whole one to try, but since we were enjoying the buffet lunch, I decided to give it a try. And while it definitely wasn't a new favorite, it wasn't awful either. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


There's just something about fall on Mackinac Island. It could be our warm fall days, or the smell of autumn in the air, but it could also just be the the view.

Fall days on Mackinac don't come any better than today...

Saturday, September 2, 2023


I love you, too, Moose Tracks.
We are  perfect for one another;
you have a creamy vanilla base
filled with chunky chocolaty bits,
and I'm hungry.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Banner Year

After three years of virtually no blueberries, Mother Nature made up for it this summer. We discovered a new picking spot that was just loaded with berries. There were so, so, so many berries! Three of us picked for about two and a half hours and brought home 28 pounds (12.7 kg) of blueberries. (That was the weight after cleaning.) I'm not going to have time this week to make jam, so they all got frozen. We debated going back again to pick more, but our freezer is packed full!

Allen is hoping I can make blueberry cream cheese galette for him, but if you've got any other blueberry recipes you love, send them my way!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

New Friends

My youngest has managed to "tame" some of our new chickens.  Every day she spends thirty minutes or so with "The Girls" out in the chicken run. They quickly learned if they jumped up on her lap, they would be rewarded with treats. Now when she heads out there, they all come running to see what goodies she might have for them. It's adorable. We're looking for names for the two black and white ones on her lap. Extra points for Princess names (though Princess Leia, Princess Pink, Princess Buttercup and Princess Poopy-pants have been used already.)

Thursday, August 10, 2023


I have spent my entire life living within walking distance of one of Michigan's Great Lakes. During my 53 years I have visited countries / territories, and as amazing as they all were, I can't imagine not living near Michigan's coastline. Iceland is the only place I've been that has even slightly tempted me. Michigan has spoiled me. If you've never visited Michigan, specifically a coastal area, you are missing out on one of the most beautiful places in the world.