Category Archives: almost off the grid

oh, crafty me

The only thing that hasn’t taken a back seat to making soap lately is playing hockey.  Thankfully.  Because my sanity relies on it at this point I think.  Anyway, I’m selling soap at my first ever craft fair this weekend. … Continue reading

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bake and weave

I’m trying to explore my creative side more.  I know it’s there, along with the desire for expression.  Just I’ve generally been so bogged down in feeling awkward, I haven’t had time to investigate whether there is anything worthy of … Continue reading

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gazpacho and artisan bread

Nothing like cool chopped vegetables on a hot summer night.  Tonight’s dinner was great.  It’s amazing what a few hours to myself can do for my disposition.  Not that this dinner prep required so much effort or time.  Just that … Continue reading

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first fruits

Right off the bush in the back yard. Our first harvest of the season. Most made their way into Nina’s belly (almost instantly). She was able to restrain herself just enough to bring 3 to her big sister. Now that’s … Continue reading

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knit one

During my convalescence I knitted quite a bit. I couldn’t really focus well enough to follow an intricate pattern, so I made these bird houses.The pattern is super easy. I used worsted wool (good for felting) and size 11 dpns: … Continue reading

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by bread alone

As I’ve been on my own journey, physically, spiritually, emotionally, so has my bread.  Well, sort of. Actually, it sounded a lot better in my head. At any rate, I’ve been getting into the art of bread for a while … Continue reading

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soap

It’s pretty simple really. Soap is zen. I’m actually finding that zen place a bit more these days. Maybe it’s not having to watch someone I adore suffer, or look cancer in the face every day that has freed me … Continue reading

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clean and delicious

Engaging in three of my favorite hobbies. Even though the bread baking is done via machine, there is still thought that goes into it. And thankfully, focusing on choosing and measuring ingredients gives my mind and heart some distraction if not … Continue reading

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bread

It isn’t like I actually did anything. I measured ingredients and poured them in order into a machine, hit a button and there you have it. Still, we don’t need to purchase commercial bread and the house smells wonderful. A … Continue reading

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