Browsing Category : Cookin’ in Carhartts

up with you!


years have become punctuated not as they were as a kid by holidays and school years, but by events signifying seasons. the year is broken up, by baseball season, elk season, christmas tree hunting, canning time and others. this week we hit one of those tic marks on the calendar. tomorrow is daylight savings time and that means it’s time…

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food = love


i love cooking. one of the biggest reasons is i don’t know how to tell someone ‘i love you’ like you can when you cook a meal for them. today is the last day of summer (before school starts) – i hope they know how much i love them and how much i enjoyed our adventures this summer. Aperture: ƒ/2…

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Advice


I have bits of advice that I have collected over the years that I am holding like cards in my hand, waiting for the appropriate moment when I can use them on my boys. Most are funny, off-color bits. Maybe they’ll be helpful, maybe I’ll just enjoy the look on their face. Most aren’t original having been collected over time…

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Makin’ Bacon


A few years ago a neighbor turned me on to making home-made bacon. Now everyone loves bacon. It’s always been popular, but the recent rise of Paleo/Primal diets has catapulted bacon’s status to near celebrity level in the food world. If you’re a Paleo-Pound-a-Week bacon person, this post isn’t for you. This post is for people who appreciate bacon. Not…

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Elk 2013


Right after Holden was born, I started elk hunting with my dad. It’s a special time of year. We get to spend some time together while doing something we both enjoy. We don’t always fill our tags, as a matter of fact, odds are statistically in the elk’s favor. When I do fill a tag, I feel a huge sense…

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Canned Tomatoes


I have been so excited to actually get some of the garden tomatoes that are starting to ripen canned. This year is the first time in recent memory that I’ve had a surplus and marks the first time I’ve wanted try canning. As usual, I had grandiose visions of this post being filled with photos, a step-by-step guide through the…

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Berries & Pickles


We planned to go to Berry Patch Farms this morning to pick strawberries. I have been looking forward to this all week. I had visions of bucket loads of strawberries and the jam I would make… Unfortunately, our harvest wasn’t quite as bountiful as my imagination had hoped. As is often the case with life, there was a silver lining.…

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