Sunday, November 23, 2008

Putting up Food

Last week was spent putting up food--pretty appropriate considering the economic climate. The tomatoes were picked green and they're finally red...and in the freezer. The photo is of the few of the gorgeous Brandywines that made it. I roasted them in the oven with garlic, salt, and pepper...they smelled delicious and provided a little humidity for the house. I can't wait to make sauce out of them!

I didn't get any pics of the pumpkins, Connecticut Pie Pumpkins and Hubbard Squash. They are more delicious than you could ever imagine--perfect for meringue pies!

And it still hasn't snowed...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Spey Fly Still Life

It's slack in Sun Valley, which means lots of fly-tying at the shop. Above are some pics from my busy day: watching spey casting movies while tying spey flies. Pretty exciting stuff.


I think I'm becoming a steelheader--ugh. I just ordered a Patagonia Stretch SST jacket so I look official and I'm testing out Spey rods on Tuesday with Carl and Paddy in Salmon on the Salmon. We're hoping to shoot a photo essay while we're up there. Above is a pic of my jacket.

El Poco Tiempo

Paddy and I went to New Mexico last week to visit his mom. It definitely was not el poco tiempo, but we did get a little fun time in. We managed to escape to boulder a little, though we didn't make it to Hueco Tanks (I was really looking forward to it). We also went hiking in the Organs, which was awesome. I had never been in mountains like that--there was really interesting foliage and lots of cool bugs. Fortunately, we didn't see any bears! I'm back to the cold now--burrrrr.