Welcome to the Family


Meet Cornflake, our new male goat is shown here at about seven weeks old. He is so wonderfully affectionate & always happy to have company. Enjoy these photos & I promise there will be more!






Earth Day


It’s amazing that on such a wonderful day the sun decided to make a come back here in Oregon after a period of dark, gloomy days. The skies are clear, there’s movement in the trees – a joyful spring breeze dancing all around. For today is a reminder that we are a moment when compared to that of nature. The earth has been around for many more moons than any of us & we need to treat her with respect. It’s a sad state we’re in – pollution in the air, poison in our soil, contaminants in our water. And yet there is still so much beauty all around us. Today is a day to remember our planet & maybe even make a change for the better. Just one simple change to give back to Mother Nature. One simple change to contribute less wasted. You get in life what you give. We ask so much of our earth, but are you taking any steps to give back to her?

A+ Dinner


Nothing but positive reviews on tonight’s meal, my friends. The words “everything was excellent & perfectly cooked” flowed from the lips of my top critic. I planned a special dinner in honor of my parents’ anniversary that was this last weekend. And because I just like making a big deal out of dinner once in a while. Setting the table with nice dishes, lighting candles, freshly cut flowers, heck – even creating a menu card. Just because it’s fun. Food is delicious! Take the time to really experience your food & enjoy it. I know I did tonight.


Tonight’s dinner included:

Oven Roasted Herb Chicken with a Lemon-honey Glaze

Sautéed Ginger Carrot Ribbons

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Lemon Bars with a Ginger Shortbread Crust