Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday- Camper Snugglies

What better way to ease back into blogging than with a WIP Wednesday post. Here is a taste of what I've been working on in the last week. Lots of wooly goodness for the camper! Two wool rugs and I'm finally finishing the mate to the sock that I started last year. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Anybody Still Here?

Well, it's been nearly a year since I've posted here. Some things haven't changed much. We still have a camper. Still in the Bakken. Still on the res. However, the camper has been moved from Parshall, ND to Skunk Bay, ND. Jacob is still living in it, but Will and I are back in Kentucky at our house for the moment. However, we will be returning to ND in about 4 weeks.

Some things have changed a lot! Jacob and I FINALLY got married last year. We actually ended up going back to Deadwood and having our wedding there. The most notable change though is that we've added a new family member, our baby girl Litha, who was born at our home in Kentucky on July 3rd. We are still in the early baby days and fighting exhaustion, but she is so sweet and brings us such joy that it's all worth it.

There, of course, has been a lot more go on in the past year, but you get the basic idea. In all honesty, at the time I abandoned this blog I was not at all happy with our current living situation. We had some major issues at the RV lot in Parshall and I didn't really want to turn this blog into a bitchfest about my unhappiness and how much I disliked where we were.

Thankfully, relief came in the form of a move to Skunk Bay which, although 40 miles from the nearest gas station, was a far better situation for our family. Unfortunately, that move came only two weeks prior to Will and I returning to Kentucky. By then I was tired and pregnant and only just getting over our Parshall experience and had no desire to pick up personal blogging again. (I still blog for the Real Oilfield Wives website.) I was ready to go back to Kentucky and lick my wounds and start over.

Now with the baby born and our return to Skunk Bay imminent I am planning on slowly returning to personal blogging. I may change the format of this site a bit to reflect not only our camper experience, but also our life in Kentucky as well. With a new baby it will be slow going, but I'm okay with that right now. I hope you will join me in the coming days, weeks and months on our latest adventures in the oilfield and beyond!

Edited To Add Line Spacing: Apparently it's been so long since I've blogged that I didn't realize that I was typing in HTML mode and I created a wall of words. Guess I have some brushing up to do!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New ROW Post- 7 Not So Fabulous Things About Living In An Oilfield Camper

Check out the second part of my great and not so great things about living in an oilfield camper!

Friday, August 30, 2013

New ROW Post - 7 Things I Love About Living In An Oilfield Camper

Don't forget to check out my new post on Real Oilfield Wives!

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. 
A simple, special, extraordinary moment. 
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
 If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your "moment" in the comments for all to find and see.

Ritual courtesy of soulemama.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kabocha Squash - Baking in the Bakken

Alright, so apparently these things are not native North Dakotan squash, but for some reason they are in every small, local store around here. I have no idea why. I've never seen one before, but they are called Kabocha Squash and must be related to buttercup squash. 

They aren't the prettiest things in the world, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.

After seeing them in all the local stores I decided to be brave one day and try them out. I figured I'd just cook them up the same way I've cooked acorn squash. I cut them in half and scooped out the seeds.

I put them in the oven with some butter and cinnamon and hoped for the best. 

This is what the final product looked like and it tasted very similar to a butternut or acorn squash. They were delicious! 

Now, I'm pretty familiar with different kinds of squash, but I'm puzzled by this one. Why in the world is it so popular up here if it's not even grown locally? Anyone have any insight on this one?