About Me

I am a captive caretaker of three small terrorists and an exotic petting zoo. I try regularly to sneak college courses so one day I can leave this place.

Friday, July 2, 2010


I have been taking a college course at the local university so I haven't been here in a while. Keep checking though!! I'll be back soon with tales of my tots!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

newest obsession

My newest obsession is gardening, much to my husbands chagrin. I just have this thing with if I can plant it I can get FREE organic food. OK not free, there is the soil, the plant, the water, the plant food, the neem oil, the gardening tools, the raised bed itself, the garden storage box for all my goodies and the fact that some of them don't survive. But the sun...it's free, and sometimes the water is free and apparently ALL the labor. I mean why spend 25$ a week on fruit and salad if I can grow it myself ?
It all started with those stupid bunnies. They have to have fresh greens daily. Kale is like .99 a bunch and they go through it in 3 days. But a Kale plant is 3.00 and it just keeps growing and growing. So those foolish bunnies were well fed on organic herbs and kale....herbs are easy to grow and they are prolific!
So anyway I thought 'that KT of mine is a fruit monger', the girl must eat 20$ in fruit every week all by herself. So I ordered a concord grape vine...I figure it will grow enough that I can say, 'your snack is outside, go pick it'. Although with all that free access to fruit we may have some tummy aches in our future.
I also ordered an olive tree, the olives will ripen at the end of the summer to black. All three of my kids love black olives, and most critters don't appreciate them so I won't have to chase Oscar (the local 'coon) away from them. That's a definite plus!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Kettle

In honor of my grandmother, I am using my kettle this week. She actually reads my blog so maybe she'll see this (I love you gram!). I remember the kettle was always hot or about to be hot...the rumbling of the rolling boil of water, the sound of the whistle when it was ready, finally! I was never very patient. The water always made my hot chocolate too hot, and we never did figure out the right timing/milk/water combination to get the perfect temperature hot cocoa. I would always wait, impatiently, for it to cool...staring at the chocolatey concoction having to be patient was a real test of my self discipline, which wasn't very strong and so I always burned my mouth. Sometimes she would distract me with a game of rummy, thank goodness for cards. I remember playing 'Mary and May' I was always Mary, gram was always May. We pretended to be servers in a restaurants with difficult customers. This was probably good practice in dealing with my grandfather!!!

Evelyn Irene Vezina