Final Pickings

This fall has been crazy in Denver. Our average first frost date is September 10-20 (depending on where you look), but we didn’t get a real frost until this week…over month later than expected! We have of course enjoyed these late veggies, and here is the evidence. Joel’s brother, wife, and their daughter visited us… Continue reading Final Pickings


If you don’t live in the city, you may not be familiar with street sweeping. Once a month, our side of the street is “swept”, so we move our car to the other side. On the previous day, the other side is swept, so they move theirs to our side. This has gone pretty well,… Continue reading Unbelievable

Still going

Well, the garden is still producing a bit here and there. Last week, I got these lovely items: Tonight, I picked a zucchini and 3 more butternut squashes. The cherry tomatoes have slowed down, but they are still producing some nice ones. We don’t have a freezing night in the forecast, so that is great,… Continue reading Still going


When we found out our good friends Joseph and Courtney were expecting, I knew I wanted to make them something. I made the patchwork ball for Ethan and Carla last year, so I wasn’t sure what I should make from my extremely limited sewing repertoire. I guess it had to be something new. I must… Continue reading Quiltette

Little Matterhorn – RMNP

After visiting the Matterhorn during our 2007 trip to Switzerland, there was no question about visiting Little Matterhorn in Rocky Mountain National Park when we found out about it in my Colorado Scrambles: Climbs Beyond the Beaten Path book. The real Matterhorn: This time, we wouldn’t just see it, we would make the point to climb it!… Continue reading Little Matterhorn – RMNP