{this moment}

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  10 Comments »

Linking up with SouleMama…a moment from our week.

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carrot ginger curry soup

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  No Comments »

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Here’s a creamy vegan carrot soup I threw together for lunch.  I used what I had on hand, and it turned out really yummy.  It would be great topped with a squeeze of lime, but I had a lemon and it worked out fine.  I also happen to like mine topped with chopped tomatoes.  :)

Carrot Ginger Curry Soup

7 carrots

4 celery stalks

1/4 cup onion

2 garlic cloves

1-2″ ginger root

about 2 quarts water

1 can coconut milk (full fat)

1 salt-free natural bouillon cube

1 tsp cumin

1T curry powder

dash cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste

splash of apple cider vinegar

Roughly chop carrots, celery, and onion; place in water and bring to a full boil.   Reduce heat to a low boil; add garlic, ginger, bouillon cube, curry and cayenne.  Cook till veggies are softened.  Process in blender; return to pan. Simmer, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste; add vinegar.  Serve with a wedge of lime or lemon.

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cash and the goats: a photo essay

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

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outdoors with the goats

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

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While parts of the country are hunkering down for record-breaking blizzards, we in the Colorado Rockies enjoyed a balmy 55-degree afternoon.  Up here, that’s almost a hot summer day.  At one point today I actually stripped down to bare feet and a sleeveless shirt.  Oh, and jeans, too.  David didn’t go quite that far, as you can see.

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I feel for the folks in New York City, and elsewhere in the northeast.  We’ve had our share of snow, and we’ll be having lots more of it, probably into May.  The rich have their ice in the summer, and the poor get theirs in the winter, as Almanzo Wilder said.  That’s totally of out of context, but I guess that makes us rich, hehee.

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Before it warmed up, I made a couple of little coats for Pippa from my old hoodies.  With so much of her fur shorn for her Caesarian incision, she gets cold really fast.  Covering her with a coat seemed to help, and we also keep a heat lamp on her in the shed.

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Having the goats has been really great so far.  The (human) kids are happier to get outside and play, and so am I.  Just since we’ve had the goats my shoulder has been feeling so much better. It’s so good to have a change from our normal routine, and to start a new routine–which involves being outdoors and taking care of furry little creatures.

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I’m not sure how long this awesome weather will last, but we’re soaking it up as long as it’s here. It feels like a tiny glimpse of spring, months in advance.

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I hope you’re staying warm, wherever you live!

they’re home

Posted on January 24th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

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Meet Pippa and Pierogi!  We brought them home in the back of our SUV this afternoon and introduced them to their new place.  It was cold and windy outside, so we put them in their little barn right away.  They sniffed around and Pierogi made himself right at home–skipping, nursing, climbing on his mother, and finally snuggling up to sleep.  Pippa took a little longer (she was so nervous at first that we would take her baby away) but she finally curled up and got cozy.  She’s very sweet and a little shy, but Pierogi is curious and rambunctious.  They seem to like their new home, and I think most of all are just happy to be together.

Welcome home, little goats!