Category Archives: Life

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Official NaNoWriMo YWP 2009 Winner

Nature Boy has participated in the National Novel Writing Month’s Young Writers Program, this month. He’s very excited because he just completed his first draft of his work at over 12,000 words.

He’s been working hard on it, and though I’m not allowed to read it, yet, I can’t wait.

Well done, NB!

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Greens, beans, and rice

I improvised a dish with some collard greens, some black beans, and rice, plus onions, carrots, and some dice kielbasa. And I started with two strips of thick-cut Mckenzie bacon.

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It came out very well; Beloved Wife had to go back for a second helping! And I got to use my birthday dutch oven again.

Sneak attack soda – yum!

A while back, I posted a link on Facebook about the Dungeons & Dragons Limited Edition Spellcasting Sodas from Jones. The mom of a kid who participates in the kids D&D group saw that link, and ordered a case as birthday party favors. And the kid wanted bring some to the gaming group.

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Well, I was skeptical. But I had the sneak attack soda; I think it was the best cream soda I’ve ever had. Of course, NatureBoy wants to get our own case so we can have D&D soda bottles that we treasure forever. :-).

Chicken Coop II

One of the major projects of this summer has been the new Chicken Coop.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Chicken Coop

About five years ago, we got rid of our chickens and our old chicken coop. The urge to keep chickens returned, though, and so we needed to be a new one. There are still a few details that need to be addressed (South door window, back door latches, nesting boxes and trim. But the chickens are out of the house!