In 2015, Farmer John was scheduled to spend a week in Germany for work. The kids & I tagged along. We extended the trip to 2 weeks and had a fantastic time in Europe. Our first stop was somewhere I have always wanted to go, Venice. Venice. A dream turned reality. I can still hardly believe it.
Years ago Farmer John asked me to make him an apron to wear while processing chickens. I made him 3. I’m sure he loves me for that. I chose to use feed sacks for the material for a few reasons. One reason being that I love the idea of repurposing material. Number two, they didn’t need to be fancy aprons – the chickens, nor Farmer
We live in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. We are also above 1000′ elevation. Our weather patterns differ from what happens in the valley. We average about 6° colder than our closest city and get more wind & rain. Rain. That’s what I want to know. How much rain do we get. It seems like a lot. Some days it totally bums me
On my quest to find ways to use all the feed sacks, I came up with bags to grow herbs and greens. Making them is very similar to sewing the tote bag. The differences are size and no handles. This is a fairly easy sewing project. My biggest problem, as always, is using the feed sack as fabric. It is slippery and sometimes jams the
Another year of running in the books. I’m still amazed I can call myself a runner. I started out the year by running at Disneyland. I can’t ever complain about that. In October, I accomplished something I didn’t even know I could dream about finishing – my first marathon. I ran more miles in 2016 than ever.
In August I completed the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon. It was an event I’d heard about and thought about doing. So, when my friend, Molly, asked if I would do it with her for her first half marathon, I said, “Of course!” The actual Bridge of the Gods spans the Columbia River connecting Washington & Oregon. Recently the bridge has gained popularity due
NOTRE DAME I love Notre Dame. It is breathtaking inside and out. In 2002, Farmer John & I quickly admired the main level. It was amazing and when we brought the kids to Paris in 2015 it was a place I definitely wanted them to see. Plus, let’s be honest, I wanted to see it again. This time we climbed the stairs to the