cooking, family

Dyeing Eggs

We’ve perfected the schedule for dying natural Easter eggs: make the dyes on Friday night, then let them steep overnight. (And the recipe for natural dye is here!) (And it was a crazy Friday night at SCF!) We do the […]


T-Ball for Sam!

Well, what do you know. Sam is playing T-Ball! We decided to sign her up mainly because we are decidely not sporty, and we thought it would give her a chance to see if she is. The jury is still […]


Basement Cleanout!

It’s that time again. SCF just has too much stuff. Where does it all come from? I mean, we just had a Cool Sale two years ago. It wasn’t enough. So we started dragging crap up from the basement and […]


Sunday with the family

After church, we made our way down to The Souk, the farmers market they hold at the Inside Out in Piermont (such a terrific store, by the way; it carries local artwork and makers). Ramps are making their way to […]


Goodbye Junk!

It’s time to get rid of the junk. Yes, we had a Cool Sale two years ago. But we weren’t aggressive enough.  This time, we are being ruthless. Goodbye bench, once owned by my Dad. Goodbye rocker, where my mom once […]

family, shopping

The Lighting Project

We’d had enough. The ceiling fan that we installed when we moved into the house in 2002 just wasn’t giving us enough light.  Every winter, especially, we’d squint to see what was bubbling on the stove. And then, to top […]


A Tree Climb!

Could be the first, unless I missed something. Honored to say it was our sour cherry. Related posts: Tabletop Christmas Tree 2012 The Tree Is Up at The Farm Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe


A Quiet Evening at Home

We were ready to watch the Grammy’s for one reason, which I’m sure you can guess. Hamilton. So in honor of such, we opened our bottle of Aaron Burr cider, procured last fall at the Field + Supply maker’s fair. It […]


A Valentine’s Day in Nyack

We celebrated Valentine’s Day in a romantic way: with our child! First, we headed to a birthday party at Harry’s house. (OK, our friends Greg and Gannon.) Then home for prosecco by the fire. Sam is learning well from her […]


New Haircuts!

Sam and I started our weekend off right with a trip to the salon. Though Sam has had a haircut before — back in October, see the post here! — that time was just a trim. This time we’re going […]


A Hamilton Show

It’s started, guys. She’s performing for us. As we sip our Bronx Cocktails (thanks Cherril!), she’s not throwing away her shot! Them’s some moves! Related posts: Hamilton! Hamilton for the Second Time Car Show in Nyack Sardi’s Before the Show


Birthday Party for Otis

I love our neighbors so much! Katie and Tom opened their house for a fun (and raucous) party for Otis. I love our little people, too! Related posts: Happy Birthday James and Otis Gigi’s Birthday Party at Muscoot Farm Sam’s […]


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

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

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

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!

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

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 […]


Christmas Pageant at Grace Church

Our little angel! Sam, Holly and Carter: A heavenly host! Waiting to go on. Gloria!   And afterwards, the parish advent party: Related posts: Christmas Pageant at Grace Church Christmas Eve at Grace Church Welcome Samantha Grace! A Harvest Costume Party […]


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

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 […]