what’s round and hairy and FAB?
it’s sure not my one ab
i’ll have you know
it’s down below
so why don’t you give it a grab?

one of my best qualities
is between my belly and my knees
you’ll find it between my head and toes
anyone who’s seen it already knows

my butt is pretty glam
when I fall on it I slam
into the floor
it’s huge galore
it makes the girls walk through the door

i let my roommates rub my butt
they don’t mind if it goes putt
if it’s awkward to you
i won’t show you my poo
i will keep it in my gut

my whole farmhouse fam
thinks that it’s a huge sham
that they don’t have a butt as great
as mine, they fume with angry hate
they hope that if they procreate
their spawn will have like mine, A fate
with a butt their friends appreciate

-by Amanda, as encouraged by Sara and Ander

Amanda would like to thank her mom and dad for helping iwth her butt

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tap tap tap

we’re really excited about the typewriter in the kitchen right now. it just sits there and people sit down and type stream of consciousness. sometimes it becomes an ongoing house conversation. Right now there’s pretty typed things all over the house.

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deepfried everything

One day, Amanda said out of the blue “I wonder what deep fried avocado would be like ?”

Next thing you know she’s whipping up a batter and heating the oil. Alex Orange and I join in, and we ended up deep frying everything we could think of in the house. Here’s the official list of everything we tried!


  • orange slices (yum)
  • hot peppers
  • pickled peppers
  • yams
  • bread
  • garlic cloves
  • garlic tops (from garden)
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • strawberries
  • avocado (sooo good)
  • graham crackers
  • vegan cheese
  • onions
  • apples
  • ginger (the only major fail!)

amanda enjoys deep fried goodness

Alex’s pet rat wants to try some!

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it was as yummy as it looks.

lots of photos have been taken, posts coming soon. hope you are all enjoying summertime!

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there is nothing here you are mistaken

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Amanda’s Everything Cookies

Amanda is the most fearless baker and cook I have ever met. There is nothing she is afraid to make, try or combine.

Today she made cookies and added So Many Ingredients! Like, everything in the house! I cringed as I watched her toss it all into the bowl, unmeasured and completely random, of course. But, to my surprise, as usual, they turned out delicously! We devoured the whole batch in about ten minutes.

Ingredients in Amanda’s Everything Cookies

  • almond extract
  • grated carrots
  • ground coffee beans
  • carob powder
  • oats
  • poppee seeds
  • icing sugar
  • ginger
  • banana
  • apple
  • whole grapes
  • puffed wheat
  • almonds

After cookie eating, we made music together, singing loudly. Here’s some photos from the evening:

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Winter Update!

Winter times means warm sweaters and blankets, space heaters, plastic on the windows, and lots of soup. We have re-instated the “Soup Clock” and are taking turns making big pots of soup to share. We’ve had a few exciting adventures in the kitchen lately, including making meals by combining a little of every item in the house, or cooking with the most unusual vegtables possible. Believe it or not, all of these experiments have turned out fabulously!

Alex has moved back into the farmhouse, and Sara is taking a four month trip over the winter, and we are happy to have Mapris in her bedroom for the next several months.

The garden is partly covered for the winter with a heavy multch, but part of it is still growing kale and winter greens. We also harvested tons of jerusleum artichoke and potatoes about a month ago, and are still eating some of the garlic we grew over the summer.

In no particular order, here are some photo from the past several months:

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