Welcome Friends!

"The more we get together the happier we'll be"


Dear faithful readers,

I have found a solution to the problem of no more space for pictures:


the new address is ach2013.blogspot.com

it will be under construction for awhile, but please stop by and check it out!

pictures from November and December to wrap-up 2012 and start fresh with 2013!

See you in the NEW YEAR!

Love and blessings,



November 2012

I was just about to catch up from a month off from blogging by uploading  43 carefully chosen pics from the month of November, when I  was informed by google that I have reached my limit of photo storage- 1gb.  Well poo on that! Sorry folks

Weekend 3- October

sights and sounds at the Saturday morning Farmer's Market in Ithaca


 Most of my veggies come from here, my brother and sister in law's farm.

leaving with arms full of vegetables
here's what's for lunch this week

This is my sacred symbol from the hot and cold stones used in a LaStone massage by Evie Reville, of Bella Stone in Trumansburg on Saturday.  I have benefited greatly from each massage I have received from Evie over the last few months. Each session is an experience in tuning-in to my body, and then letting go completely, letting all tension fall away.  I am always left with a heightened sense of well-being and a renewed sense of power and strength. Her blog is http://bellastone.wordpress.com/

There was a waxing -almost- quarter moon in the clear sky Saturday night.
I discovered a new level of zoom on my camera that i didn't know existed. wow!

late night kim chi

I had to start making kim chi because I was eating almost a jar of it a day.  And at $7/pint from McDonald's Farm, it was really adding up. Now I just pick up some boy choy or napa cabbage, carrots, daikon radish, hot peppers, garlic, onions and ginger (yes MMF grows ginger) from the markert and after a week in ferment, I have my very own delicious kim chi. I haven't done a cost analysis yet, but the self- satisfaction quota is off the charts. It helped to have Sandor Katz's book to guide me through the process. I love that the recipes in the book are rather vague, because I end up putting different amounts of each thing in each batch, making each jar different, but always delicious.

along the banks of Lake Seneca on Sunday...


We met up with my sister in law's family to go sailing

deciding if it's too windy

As we leave the dock and head out into choppy waters... everyone's at the ready.  Not that I have a clue what to do...

"Captain" Margot and Aunt Liz

oh beautiful October Skies

the starlings in the vineyards,  cornfields, and trees