Listening to the rain:Thoughts on digging holes and falling down stairs

Its easier to sleep with the rain pattering down the roof.  Easier still when you are blissfully unaware of the layer of ice forming thicker from every splash.  We had thawed for two weeks when I woke this morning to that glisten I have come to know.  At first its hard to tell the difference … Continue reading Listening to the rain:Thoughts on digging holes and falling down stairs

Alice’s Pasta Sauce

I must apologize in advance for the lack of accurate measurements in this recipe.  As a rule, I don't use recipes.  The measuring and scraping and constant checking of a book or screen to make sure I am following everything to a T is just too stressful for this poor girl's heart.  I like to … Continue reading Alice’s Pasta Sauce

Canning (and other things I do to look like a homesteader on Instagram)

It is approaching the end of the season for many farms out there and impending shortage always puts preservation on the brain.  It should be noted that a responsible and serious canner would have been canning all summer, from when early crops started to be harvested.  They would have felt the crisping of the air … Continue reading Canning (and other things I do to look like a homesteader on Instagram)

A Hike with no View

Hello gentle readers! I have been very wrapped up in the newness of my current situation for  the last few weeks.  We moved to a new town, started doing new work, and of course started looking for more work.  It's amazing how nerve-wracking it is to be handed a chance to live the life you … Continue reading A Hike with no View

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Route Planning and Improvization

One of the biggest questions we got throughout the trip and after was how we chose which roads to go on.  The easy answer is that we had a lot of help and we got pretty lucky.  But we did make some bad choices in this regard, especially in California at the beginning of the … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Route Planning and Improvization

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals, an Introduction

Hello Gentle Readers! Now that the trip is good and done I want to set down what I learned in guide for future tour bikers like me; filthy casuals.  While Joey is as hardcore as they come, I have always been a dabbler.  I flit between hobbies and alight open the petals of new adventures … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals, an Introduction

Route Change, new whip, and other (pup)dates

Hello, Hello, Hellooooooooooooo! I have not posted about the bike trip in a good, long while.  That is not because it is not happening, we will still be leaving sometime in early to mid May with only what we can carry (or drag behind us, wait and see).  In fact, Joey and I made the most … Continue reading Route Change, new whip, and other (pup)dates