Dandelions


Garden, Homesteading

In a quest to use more of nature’s free gifts at Weber Wonderland I decided this would be the year I would weed, I mean forage for Dandelions. We have dandelions everywhere. As it should be, right? I never understood why people are so anti-dandelion in their yard. Mow them down, lawn is green. They […]

April 30, 2017

Lockbox = The Devil


Real Estate

See this innocent little real estate lockbox? Aw, just a little combination lock right? Maybe for some but for me THIS ONE IS THE DEVIL. My fat fidgety fingers f**ked something up when trying to change the code and now I have NO IDEA what the code is or how to reset to unlock. Grrrrr. […]

April 30, 2017

Attitude of Gratitude


Mind and Spirit

I think I might start creating an attitude of gratitude at the end of each month. Attitude adjustment. Time for gratitude not grump. Because I just cleared and dumped all the grump out of my head and on to the page hoping to make room for GOOD THINGS. Why is it always so much easier […]

April 30, 2017

Sunburn Sunday!


Garden, Homesteading, Personal, Weber Wonderland

Because Saturday sucked, or didn’t go quite as I hoped. I had an early bedtime and woke up at a normal hour this morning. Baby was it cool outside! We had the windows open all night and HWMMS was ready to shut them and turn on the heat—-but instead, we ventured out into the sun […]

April 30, 2017

Meat on Meat


Food & Drink, HWMMS

“Isn’t that sort of lazy? Meat on Meat?” -HWMMS Blasphemy. I pulled out a Chuck Roast from the bottom of the chest freezer and two pounds of bacon. Put the bacon on the bottom of the pan, put the roast on top and had it in the oven on a low convection setting for a […]

April 30, 2017

Catnip


Garden

When you have as many cats as we do at Weber Wonderland, you grow your own catnip. In my perfect world, I have a HUGE patch of catnip. The patch I currently have growing is doing quite nicely, but it isn’t spreading as much as I thought it would. And I’ve planted a TON of […]

April 30, 2017

Asparagus Time!


Garden

Squee! Looky here! Mama’s first homegrown asparagus spears! And yes exclamation points abound! Because I’m excited and love asparagus! This is one of those vegetables I didn’t grow up with in the garden, I did however have it for my birthday meal every year. For some reason I thought it was fancy and delicious and […]

April 30, 2017

Twitterments


Randomments, Social Media

Twitterments. Me in 140 charcters or less. Like what you see, come follow me! Love a good herb garden! Oh my goodness I wish I could have acres of peonies… It’s weird that there’s a March for the Climate. Right? Spent time this misty grey afternoon weeding the onion patch & herb garden. My hands […]

April 29, 2017

Pumpkin Bread


Food & Drink

Ok, I HAD to post this photo of this Pumpkin Bread because it looks like a plate of poo. A food blogger I am not, eh? BUT IT TASTED SOOO GOOD. I had every intention on making brownies and eating away my feelings, but then I remembered I pulled out a loaf of my delicious […]

April 29, 2017

Twenty-Seven


Mind and Spirit

Twenty-Seven is my favorite number, it has been for a long, long time so I don’t think there’s any spiritual significance when I see it, it’s just a random number I’ve been following. So last night, after I wrote the whiny post prior to this one that was filled with nothing, I was watching Modern […]

April 29, 2017

Saturday


Personal, Weber Wonderland

Saturday started off with coffee in bed. HWMMS loves me. It’s been a while since enjoying coffee in bed! Bah, if I knew it was going to be a chilly cloudy day I would have stayed there longer! HWMMS had to get up early(ish) to get to the dealer so the Mistress could be inspected. […]

April 29, 2017

Strange Things Are Afoot


Personal

Strange Things Are Afoot. I’m going to pretend that there’s just some odd disturbance in the force that is causing whatever the heck this funk I found myself in today. This week. I need to get to a center. I had a good work week this week, but it was not my own personal work. […]

April 28, 2017

18th Century Stays from the Sister Wife!


Friends

Oooooooh! My very own custom made for me, pretty, pretty set of 18th century stays made with love by my Sister Wife Jillian! (Stays = Corset) THANK YOU! Huzzah! I cannot WAIT to get myself in these! And a new chemise. The one chemise I have belonged to Mama Weber (which I cherish…) and the […]

April 28, 2017

Happy Friday!


Pets, Weber Wonderland

Happy Friday! I was dreaming about this moment while falling asleep last night. Coffee on the porch with the puppies. Heaven. Outtake: Jordan too, enjoys her coffee on the front porch. Or her coffee anywhere she can get it. Silly girl doesn’t realize puppies aren’t supposed to drink coffee. She is always near my cup, […]

April 28, 2017

A Little Fall of Rain


Music, Weber Wonderland

Do YOU like getting caught in the rain? The rain started to fall as I was driving to work after taking this photo of the sky over Newton Pond at Weber Wonderland. I found it funny that the “Piña Colada” song came on the radio when I was driving and right as the line “getting […]

April 27, 2017

Frump


Personal

Frump. Ugh, the day this photo was taken, I was actually in a decent mood. I was taking the puppies for a walk, bare feet in the muddy earth—-things are good. And then I saw the photo. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. I knew I needed to color my hair, I could see it in […]

April 27, 2017

9 Concerts and a Lie


Music

Ok, I’ll bite. 9 Concerts and a Lie eh? Sometimes these silly things come along on Facebook and they make me want to play. So I did. ? I had to put them in alphabetical order, because I’m odd like that. This little exercise made me wish I actually kept track of all the concerts […]

April 26, 2017

Seeds


Mind and Spirit

Seeds. My friend Joey told me that the New Moon tonight meant I should do this: It’s time to plant your seeds….What do you want to see grow in the next two weeks? Hmmm. As soon as I read this I felt a literal pull to plant ACTUAL seeds tonight. Well, of course, because I […]

April 26, 2017

Grandma Butter & Auntie Herb: 2017 World Tour


Friends, Garden, Synchronicities

Our first appearance on the Grandma Butter & Auntie Herb: 2017 World Tour takes place next weekend, Saturday, May 6th at 2pm at the West Sparta United Methodist Church, 4287 Redmond Rd., Dansville, New York 14437. My dearest Jolene, aka Grandma Butter roped me in again. And yes, this is something I should be doing […]

April 26, 2017

Blog Posts 3,832 (Wait, 3,833!)


Blogging

Blog posts? Dang. A new blog friend I’ve stumbled upon recently through Twitter: Sheepie Niagara—is celebrating her 100th post today! This made me look up how many posts I’ve published in the past 14 years (and trust me, I’ve deleted A LOT too.) Whoa. 3,832 and counting! If I divide that by 14 years that […]

April 26, 2017

One Step Closer


Homesteading, HWMMS, Weber Wonderland

HWMMS will never admit this, which is why I need to record this thought on the blog for my own sanity and future reference. TONIGHT while we were walking the doggies around the backyard behind the garage we were looking at all the work and mess that needs to be cleaned up out there, the […]

April 25, 2017

Muddy Feet


Personal, Weber Wonderland

Ah,  Muddy feet. I love dirt. I love mud. I love being barefoot. My feet are probably perma-stained from childhood. This drives HWMMS insane and batty. Messy Jenny. The last week or so it’s been nice and wet and spring like outside and I’ve been taking the dogs on wee walks around the property and […]

April 25, 2017

Dating Apps in 2017?


Dating, HWMMS, Randomments

Dating Apps in 2017? Haha. I typed in the word “dating” in my Flickr search bar and what came up? A photo of “First Date Skirt.” And then of course I had to look this up on All Things Jennifer and this post —–made me laugh. Also, I could EASILY substitute the name Mark with […]

April 25, 2017

Weird


Depression, Family, Personal

I feel really weird right now. Last night I was bubbly and filled with possibility, a million ideas for my friend’s theater company. I had a great day of work. Did a wee bit of writing. Went to bed late with a head full of thoughts. So this morning I wake up, my normal BLAH. […]

April 25, 2017

Ding!


Personal, Synchronicities

Ding! Thank You Universe! I was a bad wife and didn’t do something I was supposed to do on time. My husband was loving and told me to just “get it done” by the end of the week. (Or Monday.) Well, here it is. It’s Monday. And I’m for some stupid reason I’m blocked from […]

April 24, 2017

Springville Goat Herd


Western New York

Springville Goat Herd: Don’t tell me you can read this post and not sing along! !!!Special Notice !!! Boer Goat herd (Aprox. 30head) coming in for Wed. April 26th, they will be sold aprox. 5pm. Bucks, does, kids , all exposed to bucks, some registered with papers. “Happy are they lay dee olay dee lee […]

April 24, 2017

Ask: Guidance & Clarity


Mind and Spirit, Personal, Synchronicities

Ask: Guidance & Clarity. Arugh. The wonderful and crazy thing about overthinking and looking out for coincidences and synchronicities and trying to analyze and figure out what the right thing to do is when you are foggy and grey. FOR EXAMPLE. I checked my email this morning and saw this. ENTERJENNYJOBPOSTINGHERE PERFECT! I WOULD LOVE […]

April 24, 2017