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We’re still settling into the house and cleaning up, so we haven’t had any official visitors. But every once in a while, we have some uninvited guests, like these vultures who stopped by yesterday. Nasty looking guys, but at least they clean up after themselves.


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Lost and Found

We found this on our morning dog walk today. Apparently, deer shed their antlers every spring. Who knew?

Maybe this will be the beginning of a new hobby.

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King of the Hill

Eliza’s crafty streak continues. This time she made a bed for little Stevie. It looks great, but may be slightly overstuffed. It seems like more of a doggie trampoline at this point. Stay tuned for the downsizing…

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Kocurek Family Charcuterie

Last Saturday morning, Ben and I sprung out of bed early, eager to get downtown to the Farmers’ Market to check out the new (for Saturdays) charcuterie vendor, Kocurek Family Charcuterie. We’ve been hooked on Dai Due lately, but were excited to try a new source. ┬áKocurek didn’t disappoint – we were able to sample many of their goods, and ultimately took home some duck bacon and chicken and duck liver pate.

After we finished our shopping, we enjoyed our new Saturday morning ritual – biscuits with sausage and gravy from Dai Due. There seems to be a dearth of good biscuits here in Austin, but I think Dai Due does them real well.

Little Stevie Wonder agrees.

Here’s our platter of goodness, featuring both Dai Due and Kocurek: baguette, cornichons and pearl onions, pate, chutney, rillette, and liverwurst. The pate was my favorite. I can’t wait to try more Kocurek goodies.

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Look at this little guy go! He loves a good chase.

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