Sunday, March 31, 2013

Brewing and memories of brewing past!

Ike was home from college and helped me make a nice coffee and choco stout last week. We used hops from the garden too. I am going to bottle this stuff in 750ml bottles as opposed to kegging. Something nice about having the portability of bottles. And a bigger bottle encourages sharing.
That's five gallons of beer we have going there. Ike is a big kid.

Of course, he didn't used to be.

In the top picture, you can see that I have already started my garden - eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and squash.  I think the squash is getting ready to blossom. May have started them too early.

In other beer making and just making overall, I made my brother Joe a Big Sky Brewing baseball cap:
And then I made myself a fishing hat:
The fishing has been slow, the little that I have been out, but the crocheting has been a good time. Standby for the debut of the survival fez.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Grocery pilgrim refuge

Just about every day, Sarah and I walk down to the store to figure out what to make for dinner. The day before yesterday, we were checking out at the cash register and we could see a wall of water and wind outside. We tried waiting out the storm by the door. When we made it break for it, the hail started falling pretty hard.

We took shelter in Benniditos and had a beer and watched the storm pass. Nice! The walk home was in the sun.

Friday, March 15, 2013


On a 10 mile run today. Had to stop and take pictures of the first crocus I've seen this year. They were in front of Unity Church on 29th and Bernard. Thanks for planting them!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Tis the season

I put up the Christmas lights right after Thanksgiving. I said I would light them every night and then take them down on the day the snow is off the lawn.

This is how I work. I am a spite-motivated, even against the elements of nature.

"Why do you still have your Christmas lights up?"

"I don't know... Maybe because it sure f*ck*ng looks and feels like Christmas. You think that might be it?"

You want winter, well you've got winter - all the way until today March 3rd. I know it will probably snow some more, but a deal is a deal. Yeah, tectonic plate drift really can set me off too.