taste of the Minnesota – in April

Last weekend was great. I had a to-do list with more items on it than Minnesota has lakes — yep, that’s 10,000 and counting — and I got the majority of it done! Wanna see?

I kicked the weekend off by heading over to my dad’s to get started on bottling our new brew. To my pleasant surprise, he had brought home a marvelous toy to play with …

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 I lovingly call it The Beast. It is the Canon 1D — a camera that could seriously knock someone out if used as a weapon. And with that, I proceeded to photograph the entire weekend. Which is possibly why I’m so excited about it.

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Bottling was fun. Never done it before but can’t wait to do it again. And with these 2 on my team, who wouldn’t want to keep working?

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We bottled a full case of 12oz bottles plus a few growlers and some nifty flip top bottles that are, well, nifty looking. Beer tasting will commence in a few weeks. I’ll report back.

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On Saturday I tried really hard to spend money and just couldn’t quite do it. A seemingly big bummer, I know. Mur thinks so too. What happened was that I went to the camera store and I had this lens totally picked out (and paid for and 3/4 of the way home) when I realized it wouldn’t work out. What a pitty!

After camera toy shopping, we came back to work on this…

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We have started clearing out garden space for the year. It went so much faster than I expected due to the handiwork of  Mur + Dad + rented tiller + me staying out of the way. It was fantastic! For city kids we are going to have so many veggies. It’s not hundreds of feet of potatoes, but I think we’ll survive – and besides, I know where I can stock up on said potatoes.

So that turned into…

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We finally got Roux to swim last year and reintroduced her to the pond behind the house this year. So far so good. I mean, I guess dad will have the final say on the ‘good’ matter since it’s his stinky wet dog. Either way, we had fun on Saturday – and that’s what matters, right?

Swimming led to…

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Yep – who can do yard work without breaks for beer? And that turned into…

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A super cool photo shoot with the pup. And if you ask her, she would agree that she needed some new head shots.

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And this was all done while I was supposed to be cleaning up garden tools and/or chopping something for dinner. Of course.

Next came…

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Whoa Nelly. Fancy burgers? Get down with your bad self!

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Ahhhh what a great weekend! And after that? I did my taxes. What a party pooper, eh?Not so exciting and definitely not photograph worthy so I’ll just let you imagine me sitting at a computer figuring out how my business did in 2009. Pretty riveting!

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~ by jmnphotography on April 14, 2010.

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