Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19, 2011

Careful about inviting your Wyoming in-laws out...You never know what they'll bring!

June 18, 2011

Cruise ship parade (three more followed).

June 17, 2011

Salad from my garden. First carrots!

June 16, 2011

Full spectrum of Hales' IPA's: Super Goose, Mongoose, Mongoose on cask, and something else, like the obliterator? Not sure, but above 8%.
Bought a keg of the Supergoose, 7%, much to my boyfriend's chagrin.

June 15, 2011

June 14, 2011

Just a little concrete left

June 13, 2011

Brazilian Hot Sauce: red onion, jalapeno, lemon juice, salt

June 12, 2011

Boot Camp homework and food log...

June 11, 2011

A Prarie Home Companion, live in Woodinville (yuppy eastside suburbia).
Garrison Keillor with Sarah Jarosz

June 10, 2011

Methow Valley, hike up Lookout Mountain trail, Twisp, WA

Fire watch tower at the summit

Scenes from North Cascade Highway:

June 9, 2011

Backroad to Lake Chelan

Moving campsites, tent, sleeping bags, and all.

Sunset view of Lake Chelan, Cascades at 25-mile State Park

June 8, 2011

Garlic scape pasta primavera. Yummy.

June 7, 2011

Garlic Scapes!

June 6, 2011

Last of the concrete, still a big pile, but it's out of the yard!

This is what happens when you abandon your boat for 6 months.
Did we buckle down and clean it?

Absolutely not! Let's go sailing.

Ok, we had to clean it a little when we got back, but not before a nice afternoon washed down with some cold beers. A hard but noble way to sober up.

June 5, 2011

June 4, 2011

Progress on the concrete pile

Start of a bike race at the Second Ascent Twighlight Crit, Ballard

Here's to a swift recovery!

June 3, 2011

Post-op recovery room. Percoset must be kicking in. Excisional biopsy of breast lump, aka "breast reduction surgery" :)

Free Concrete! No refunds.

June 2, 2011

Moving our rock pile.

June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May 31, 2011

Finally finished my backyard garden bed. Planted different summer and winter squashes. Dirt was free off Craigslist. Should have gotten free wood, but broke down and bought lumber. Lumber:$16, Dirt: $0, Compost:$10 (of which 1/3 of the bag was used), Seeds: $10 (plenty more for next year), Gas: $5 Total Cost:about $41. Those better be awesome patty-pans!

May 30, 2011

Northwest Folklife Festival, as seen from a beer garden.

May 29, 2011

Brewing Beer with the Neighbors!

Grinding the grain (barley, malt, etc...)

Spent Grain - Grain was boiled, sugars extracted into a "wort"

Adding hops to the wort


Taste testing the product before pitching the yeast - It is very sweet.
Also, this test tube was used to test the Original (specific) gravity to later determine the alcohol content. Our guess is it will be around 8%

Pitching Yeast.
Yeast adds to the flavor but more importantly it eats the sugar
and poops out alcohol. Yummy.
Now we wait.

May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Grilling with friends

May 27, 2011

View on my bikeride/stair climb

May 26, 2011

It took ten years, but we finally got a bed!

May 25, 2011

The car started when the tow truck showed up...Still walking

May 24, 2011

Beautiful View of the Viaduct

May 23, 2011

The Golden Garden Stairs Hike

About 300 stairs plus trails, = 7 minutes down - 10 min up