Sunday, February 26, 2006

logcabin addition

His name is Rowan, Row for short. We caved when we saw this.

He's 3 months old and a border collie x newfie. Or so we think. He was saved from the pound by the Humane Society and saved from the Humane Society by us.

He's adjusting to logcabin life and has only peed inside once...we hope.

here's hoping he sticks with the bone

row on the lake

and this way

and that way

row in the snow

Monday, February 13, 2006

Steamy Heaven

Just back from a quick winter holiday at Liard Hotsprings. Dreamy.

Steaming pools of natural hot springs at our disposal for two days. It was just lovely.

We dipped in the day, we dipped at night and we dipped very early in the morning before we drove home.

Lots of wildlife was seen. Caribou, moose and buffalo.

Already planning a trip back.

the alpha pool...apparently so hot that a moose was found in it...cooked.


the beta pool

hot falls

the cooler side

steamy forest all around

buffalo beasts

Caribou of the Little Rancheria Herd

Friday, February 03, 2006

boiled bread

Lately I've been dreaming about bagels. People have been talking about them. The good ones. Ones that I would buy a bakers dozen of at Solly's in Vancouver or Mount Royal in Victoria and be lucky to have 4 left upon my arrival home.

So I attempted to make bagels right here in the log cabin.

I used this recipe and they worked. I was a little skeptical when throwing the precious dough into boiling water. Dough that I'd kneaded and had let rise twice! But it all worked out.

Sadly, I'm not sure if there will be any left for tomorrow.


place dough in boiling water?

place in mouth

y u m

Thursday, February 02, 2006

going skiing

fresh tracks

easy decisions

maybe the groundhog missed his shadow today, but i caught mine.

rewarded with an astounding view

unlike most things in life, in skiing coming down is the best part.