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The Blizzard of January, 2016
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The Blizzard of January, 2016

Well, it finally came. This warm, snow-less winter came to a screeching halt Saturday morning.  Luckily, we were prepared, and had Joan Nathan’s Brisket recipe at our fingertips.  And a new (used) snowblower in the garage: The snow settled in […]

Playing Checkers
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Playing Checkers

One of Sam’s (many) Christmas presents was a chess-checkers game. Greg has been enjoying teaching her some strategy: Related posts: Sam’s First Swim Merry Christmas! Playing in the Sandbox Playing with Blocks on the Porch

The Family Fruits
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The Family Fruits

Sam and Greg were messing around with crayons one night after work and came up with these really fun drawings. Bravo, family. Bravo. Related posts: Easter 2013: Ham, Potatoes and Pineapple Bake! And Family, of Course How Can One Family […]

Greenburgh Nature Center
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Greenburgh Nature Center

Somehow, we’ve made it through four years without a visit to the Greenburgh Nature Center. That ends today. It’s actually a fine, fun little place. Inside, upstairs, there are various small animals that kids can see and even touch: Turtle […]

Quiet Family Dinner
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Quiet Family Dinner

First, a bit of Legos with Dad, then a mussels-chorizo dinner on our own. A nice evening to wind down the holidays. Related posts: A Quiet Weekend at the Farm Family Dinner: We Are Doing This Thing At Sibley Park […]

Merry Christmas!
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Merry Christmas!

As you might expect, Samantha made out like a bandit. From Santa: A teepee, a toy rocketship and some drawing pads. From Grammy and LeighLo: a toy piano, a microscope and doll clothes. From mom and dad: a game of […]

Singing Christmas Carols
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Singing Christmas Carols

A ridiculously cute performance of “Dreidle, Dreidle” and “The 12 Days of Christmas,” then a visit from (who else?) Santa Claus. Five golden rings! Santa came! Merry Christmas! Related posts: Singing Carols Mary Christmas from the Sister Outpost Merry Christmas […]

Lego Fun
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Lego Fun

Sam likes to build, as she says, “a tall, tall tower” with her Legos. Related posts: Playing with Blocks on the Porch ‘MohDanDat’ Eating Her Peas Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie

Watching Day at Ballet
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Watching Day at Ballet

An embarrassment of photos of Sam doing her ballet class and their version of “The Nutcracker.” I would guess this post is for family only. Snow Queen: Related posts: Sam Graduates from Ballet Sam at Ballet At OVI, Watching the […]

The Tree is Up
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The Tree is Up

So beautiful. It’s so comforting to take out those ornaments and remember the friends and family we’ve shared them with over the years. Related posts: The Concept Tree at Sour Cherry Farm The Tree is Up at the Farm! A […]

A Lincoln Logs Masterpiece
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A Lincoln Logs Masterpiece

It’s the little things. Like building a Lincoln Logs log cabin worth of a “Little House on the Prairie” book. Complete with the very un-PC soldier set we inherited from the neighbors up the street. Fun playtime with Sam. Related […]

A Fun Day in Nyack
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A Fun Day in Nyack

A fun day in Nyack, starting with the Russian Festival for lunch, and ending with an evening by the fire. Stuffed cabbage rolls, beef stroganoff and dumplings! Not so happy to be there: The “holiday boutique.” Sweets and treats; Les […]

Happy Birthday Sam!
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Happy Birthday Sam!

Sam! You’re four! Grammy and LeighLo came over to celebrate. We toasted you with Manhattans. We ate pork and polenta. We opened presents. And you ate dinner at the table with us, sat in a big-girl chair and used big […]

Sam’s Birthday Party
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Sam’s Birthday Party

Oh frabjous day, calloo callay! Sam is four! The night before her party, we blew up helium balloons! Festive! And this year, it’s warm enough to have her birthday party outside. We borrowed the bouncy castle from Susan. We made […]

Sam’s First Haircut
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Sam’s First Haircut

Sam got her first haircut! Just a tiny trim; not a real full-blown cut and shaping. But our little girl has past another milestone! She was a little nervous at first … … but she relaxed after the washing was […]

Family Photos
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Family Photos

The farm’s friend Tania Savayan made some beautiful portraits for our family photos of 2015. We shot at Garner Arts in Garnerville — a departure from the farm-and-field ones we’ve done in the past. We are thrilled with how they […]

Happy Birthday Greg!
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Happy Birthday Greg!

A couple of candles on one of Hunna’s favorite cakes, the Swedish Visiting Cake. Happy happy! Related posts: Happy Birthday, Leigh! Happy Birthday Claire! Greg’s Birthday Present: The Makings for Sauerkraut Happy Birthday Sam! Fries for Supper!

Picking Out a Pumpkin
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Picking Out a Pumpkin

A fall ritual: heading out to pick out a pumpkin. This time, we went to Van Houten Farms in Pearl River. The afternoon light was so pretty, I couldn’t help snapping a bunch of photos. Here they are. Related posts: Mae […]

Blessing of the Animals
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Blessing of the Animals

To celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Grace Church always does a blessing of the animals. Like in years past, Samantha brought Baa. And this time, Koala came along, too. Related posts: Blessing of the Animals Blessing of […]

Gigi’s Birthday Party
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Gigi’s Birthday Party

How is is possible that these little girls are turning four!? Katie and Mario held Gigi’s birthday party at a sweet little place called Circle on the Farm, right on a farm behind the old Udelco building (for you longtime Rocklanders). […]