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Going on in May

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Oh hi, old blog. I’m so very far behind on updating you. I have all sorts of garden progress photos to share and what not. But here’s what we did in May.   enjoying husby’s well earned week of vacation hiking through a nearby state park. We went to forage for morels, and while we […]

Going on in April

Monday, May 4th, 2015

watching the buds turn into flowers and leaves. And learning about everything that’s already planted in our yard. I just picked purple tulips from the garden for a bouquet, and there are still many mystery flowers we’re waiting to see bloom. ripping up sod in preparation for our veggie gardens and our prairie grass/wildflower garden. […]

Going on in March

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

locating studs in order to build new bookshelves. Now onto finding the rest of the wood that will make up the shelves. We’re hitting Habitat ReUse stores regularly. Luckily there are 3 of them nearby. celebrating a completed trip around the sun with chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, and sprinkles, and so many friends and family […]

Going On in February

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

eating Mexican food for Husby’s birthday. A few years ago, instead of cake he requested a birthday flan. It’s been tradition ever since. (Although I’m still perfecting my recipe. This year’s was a bit sloppy.) We preceeded the flan with kale, butternut squash and mushroom enchiladas for dinner. listening to podcasts all the time, and also […]

new house tour

Friday, January 9th, 2015

If you follow along on Building Earth, you already know our big news (If not, you should!) We bought a house! About a year ago, when Husby came to Wisconsin to do some residency program interviews and fell in love with this rural track program, we hatched this plan to buy a house before the […]

A midsummer strawberry and kale salad

Friday, July 18th, 2014

We’ve been very busy in the macnamania household with family visiting, project working, and just general adjustment to life with a first year resident. At the end of the past few days I think all three of us have been exhausted. But we’re getting by pretty well, and doing our best to enjoy the summer. […]

Happy May Day

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The weekend of or just after May 1st was always one of my favorites growing up. April in MN tends to still be pretty chilly, with the occasional snow storm – because it is, after all, “Minnesnowta”. But May, May is when it actually gets warm, when you’re actually safe to tuck your winter clothes […]

Some thoughts on Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy 44th Earth Day. And coincidentally, happy anniversary of the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. Did you know that when Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 it was thought that the date was chosen because Earth Day was some part of a communist agenda? Actually, the date was chosen in conjunction with college students school […]

moving right along

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Now that the loose ends have been tied up, I’m excited to say the macnamania family is moving.  Husby got an excellent resident position match with the University of Wisconsin Madison. And where the match decrees, so shall we go. So Husby, Cheeks McGee, and I will spend the next month and a half enjoying […]

short break

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Please excuse the blog silence for the reason of CHEEKS. Back in April