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Garage Sale Finds and Apple Orchard Animal Pics

September 6, 2006

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  1. September 6, 2006 12:23 pm

    Thanks for posting the recipe emmy!

    What a great skill to keep track of your expenses with such precision. We need more of that in our life.

    I hear ya about loving fall. I made a wicked squash soup the other day. The first apple picking starts here on Friday. My daughter and I are planning on heading up to the orchard to pick some apples. She has been dying to do it again since last year. She is such a fun age (4.5) for this kind of stuff.

  2. September 6, 2006 1:33 pm

    Oh, those animals. They are cute but it’s hard to see them penned up. However, in some of their cases, it’s protection from predators and/or other dangers of the world, so i can understand it. How strange it must have been to see turkeys this way vs. the ones you just saw running free. (Which is just SO COOL!)

    Although i love summer, i am looking forward to fall as well. Of course in San Diego, it’s perpetually spring here no matter what day of the year! We’ve had a very warm summer, including today, which is supposed to head into the three-digit area, so that’s a bit much. Global warming, anyone?! Fall by you must be a delight!

    I could definitely tell you have an interest in saving money and finding bargains. Like i always write, my mom’d be like, “Thatta girl!” to you for how you watch what you spend and find ways to maximize your dollars and cents. The proverbial Karapplen fell far from her tree though i try to do what i can by shopping as thrift-fully as possible most of the time.

    LOVE those old magazines, Emmy! How totally cool. And that recipe book sounds like it might be very interesting, despite the inclusion of non-veg recipes and whatnot. Funny to think of “whole foods” and have there be animal-based things, but that’s the way it is.

    The llama comin’ back for a second look made my heart sing. Way for Rob to notice that and you captured such a great look on the cutie’s face there, Emmy! The goats are lookin’ right atcha, that is precious. And the bunny hiding away while the other one is nearby. Way to capture that moment in time…

  3. September 6, 2006 10:11 pm

    great photos. love the sleeping beauty bunny!

  4. September 6, 2006 10:36 pm

    I too am looking forward to fall. Since we just moved here, I’m not sure where there’s a nearby apple orchard but I really want to find one. Marty thinks I’m crazy for wanting to go apple picking. I’m hoping that we can also find some fresh apple cider. Fall is a delicious time of year.

    How cool the llama came back to see you. It’s sad about his skin. Hopefully they’re taking good care of him there at the orchard.

    I’m just curious how you keep track of your spending/budgeting? I used to use Quicken but I just got a new program that is very simple but I actually like it better because it has some features that are important to me that Quicken doesn’t.

  5. September 6, 2006 11:37 pm

    What a great post. I just love seeing your vintage book/magazine finds (as usual) and the adorable animals as well. I fantasize about having a goat one day, even though I know nothing about taking care of farm animals! They are just so cute. You have inspired me- I have to blog about some of our old cookbooks one of these days! 😉

  6. September 7, 2006 8:33 am

    Bazu, definitely blog about some of your vintage cookbooks. I’d love to read about them 🙂

    VV, I use a mix of Quicken and Excel. I’m not crazy about Quicken but it was free after rebate 🙂 I use it to get a quick overview glance of everything and as sort of a backup checks and balacnes system. I’ve created worksheets in Excel, one for each month to track expenses. When I’m out and about, I have a tiny notebook and pen in my purse so I can jot down what cash I spend. It doesn’t hurt to track where your money is going.

  7. September 8, 2006 8:56 am

    oooh! llama!!

  8. Lynne permalink
    September 14, 2006 10:31 pm

    Have you been to forum site? We talk about all kinds of things we find at yardsales and collect all kinds of stuff! You would have plenty to contribute-especially the great cooking ideas!Hope to see you there!

  9. September 15, 2006 8:30 am

    Hi Lynne, I’ve never been to the forum part of, just the blog. I’m definitely going to check it out. That sounds like a forum I would really like. Thanks for alerting me to it. I wonder how I missed it!!

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