When my family and I came upon a big patch of milkweed this weekend we went searching for butterflies in the patch. We found this pretty Swallowtail drinking from the milkweed blooms.
My oldest daughter has decided that for her biology degree she wants to specialize in mycology – the study of mushrooms and fungi.Â I am not sure what kinds of jobs there are for that, but she is spending her free time in the woods, photographing and finding mushrooms like this one!
We just joined a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group, and received our first box of vegetables last week. There were quite a few veggies, including broccoli, scallions, spinach, beets, lettuce, and escarole. Here are some of the dishes I’ve been making with them! Broccoli Spinach Frittata
My kids and I toured the Sturgis Pretzel factory last week, the oldest commercial pretzel factory in the country. They learned to twist pretzels and became officially certified pretzel twisters.
My son bought a 40 year old sailboat last fall, and finally got it out on the water over the weekend. It turns out it takes some practice to learn to handle it, and he and his sister ended up capsized! They had lots of fun though, and said the water wasn’t as cold as […]