Sunday, October 12, 2008

Way Too Much Cuteness...


I started changing some colors on my blog and ended up totally redoing how it looks.  I really do have better things to do, I swear.  
Like stick my head in a wooden cutout of a hayride!
Today was a really fun day!  I went apple and pumpkin picking with some friends about an hour away from the Cities. I scored a huge bag of Haralson apples ($14) and 3 beautiful pumpkins ($8.50).  Plus, look how pretty the trees are and how cute my friend's stepdaughter is:


Okay, now for more cuteness- Look at this bunny!  Isn't she perfect?

Cuteness overload!  Now look at this goat chillin' up on his/her climbing contraption:

 This trip reminded me how much I love goats and bunnies, reminded me how much I love hanging out with my friends, and reminded me that I NEED to make some apple donuts sometime.  

I didn't do much cooking this weekend- Mostly I ate leftovers and cleaned out the fridge.  I did harvest from the garden and freeze about 8 bell peppers and a pound of pasilla chiles.  Oh, and made 2 kinds of salsa.  And baked bread and granola.  But oddly, all these things didn't really feel like cooking.  Or rather, they didn't feel like cooking for fun.  They felt more like chores today.

It's true that I really did need to bake bread for lunches this week and I needed to make granola for breakfasts.  And I had to preserve the peppers and use up some tomatillos and tomatoes in salsa.  But usually it is more fun.  I think that I was a bit tired after attending two social events this weekend and all I really wanted to do was knit and read and zone out. I think I'll go do that right now...

7 comments:

Subwayslasher said...

I want a bunny! I don't think my kitties would play well with it though. :(

Jeni Treehugger said...

Like the new look. Are you in the habit of changing things regularly? I know I am - I'm a bugger for it.

River said...

Did somebody say apple doughnuts? Wow look at all those gorgeus apples!
I am in love with that goat and must squeeze that bunny!
Have fun zoning out! :)

allularpunk said...

that bunny is so perfect it doesn't even look real! weird. also, i understand having days where you cook a lot, but it's no fun because it's just something you have to do. i always feel this way when i'm freezing stuff, and SOMEtimes when i'm baking bread. usually with the bread i only feel that way when we're OUT of bread and i KNOW i have to make it, but i just don't..wanna. looks like you had an awesome trip though... i wish i could go pick my own apples! by the way, i'm sure that tart i made would work well with apples. the pears had more of a smooth texture and were a little sweeter than apples, but apples would give it a nice tart taste, with possibly a little crunch!

vegannifer said...

I like the new look of your blog. Good job! Pics of bunnies and goats are always appreciated.

It makes me sad when any sort of food preparation feels more like chores than fun, but I totally get what you mean by that. Hopefully you'll get to have some kitchen fun this week.

aTxVegn said...

I love that bunny.

Erin said...

You're killing me with the animals pictures! I love goats. I especially love goats when they climb on things and sit there.