My brother-in-law, Raymond, was doing his family farm chores, picking up hay when he came upon a starving kitten in a barn who had been abandoned.  We didn’t think she would make it but after weeks of bottle feeding-mostly by my wife, Alicia, she is now our newest family member.  After bottle feeding lambs, feeding a kitten is easy.

I have taken time during the apocalypse to do some things that I have wanted to do for a long time.  One of which is to can (jar) some vegetables.  My list is very long, but I started with Giardiniera, pronounced “jar-din-air-ah” which is a fun mixture often used on muffuletta sandwiches in New Orleans and as a garnish or as a part of an antipasto.

Who says you can’t have a little fun during a pandemic.



Giardiniera, Pronounced “Jar-Din-Air-Ah”

Giardiniera, pronounced “jar-din-air-ah”

Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushrooms

I found some Morel mushrooms on my property which quickly became part of a delicious omelet.

Georgia Tech Entry To Tin Foil Sailboat Contest

Georgia Tech Entry to Tin-Foil Sailboat Contest

My daughter and her friends from Georgia Tech have been very helpful around the house fixing electronic components, cooking and teaching us new dishes, and general running of our micro farm.  They even had time to make a tin-foil sailboat.

Lazy Sheep

Lazy Sheep

Sheep Going To Eat

Sheep Going to Eat

The Sheep Dogs

The Sheep Dogs

Chloe Harassing The Birds

Chloe Harassing the Birds

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James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Bev June 4, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Thank your for posting. Nature and animals always make me smile.

    Love your emails!

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    Patricia Mason June 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I’m always excited to see your blog in my email in box. I enjoy everything about it and love your beautiful photos. Thank you !

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    James Crisp June 6, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Glad to hear that!

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    James Crisp June 6, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I hope to keep them coming!

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    Shelby Crisp November 25, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    How cute! And what a smart daughter!

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    James Crisp November 25, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Yes, she certainly is one of my best!

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