Wednesday, December 19, 2007

friends, family and shrooms

I'm a little slow on the posting as there has been much happenin' .. This post is due to the prompting of Chou chou... : )

The holidays are in full swing. We had a nice day trip a few weeks ago out Mushroom hunting with our friends Kurt Natalie and Alex and Kiley we had a guide who took us to some pretty stellar chanterelle sites and we all came home with a big arm full despite the rain and the snow both of which we saw the day we where hunting.... burrr.... so Brian made an yummy homemade pasta with a chanterelle - pork sauce that was pretty freggin nice !


Brians family came out last weekend for an early Christmas holiday visit and it was super nice and very laid back... the boys where super and Ty is hanging in very well considering raising three boys all under 3yrs! And Roisin thanks to Brian's groovy Gator got to finally get to see our whole place I think she loved it! The gator is pretty fun and also pretty darn useful with a dump bed and everything... I'll admit I was skeptical of at first as when Brian brought it home it didn't run and looked pretty darn rough.. but it was dirt cheep so I just thought well we'll see... I now think the gator is pretty darn handy!











My brother Joseph came out yesterday and we went out and cut down a big old tree for Christmas.. lights soon to come...






and then last night Our friends Tom and Anette and her son Felix (who made us a very good salad dressing) all came over to make limoncello ...


My Brothers Michael and Joseph collaborated to send us the required non-waxed, organic lemons and we managed to acquire some 180 proof alcohol (who's origin is top secrete) and with a good recipe and some expertise from Tom I think it will make a great Christmas drink!!




Phill the Pheasant is still sharing company with his wild friend .....

1 comment:

chou-chou said...

Yay! thanks for the post, and the awesome photos!

Looks like the holiday season is in full swing -- I'm jealous of your fully and busy home. Love that you have some many guests and friends and family. What a great thing.