November 28, 2011

Weekend Basics

1: Yeager is becoming a new regular here on the blog. Basil met up with his favorite weim friend once again for a doggie play date down by the James river wetlands. You'll never guess what happened — they played tug of war and keep away with sticks, Basil's favorite game (shocker).

2 , 5 & 6: It's becoming a Thanksgiving tradition for Tim to go hunting with my family at my aunt's horse farm (remember this crazy hunting photo of my dad a couple weekends back?). Not only did Tim get a chance to test out his new Muck boots, but we brought Basil along for the trip. He experienced his very first encounter with horses — both the horses and Basil seemed a little bewildered! The farm always has lots of surprises, like these little bird nests collected and placed on the porch.

3: Tim cracked into several black walnuts he found a few weeks back. It took him 2 separate sessions over the course of 2 weeks to get into them — see how he did it here. We definitely now understand the higher price of these shelled nuts as apposed to other varieties!

4: Of course Thanksgiving cooking, eating, and enjoying leftovers played a huge role over the course of our long weekend. We've got to give a big shout out to LittleDogVintage on Etsy for saving our Thanksgiving! Late Sunday of last week while making plans for all the dishes, we realized we were one roasting pan short. I hopped on Etsy to find this incredible yellow vintage Dansk roasting pan — Claire from LittleDogVintage was able to get it in the post faster than I know what for a pre-Thanksgiving arrival. Not only did the pan save Thanksgiving, it's become a new favorite in our kitchen!

P.S. In other news, we announced the lucky winner of the peanut pocket knife necklace giveaway who just so happened to be lucky commenter #58, Kim, who remembers her mom making them eat peanuts outside because they would always up end up in a "shell throwing fight."

Thanks to all that participated and stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart!


  1. Camille, where were you last week? This looks like just the tool I needed! After my attempts at cracking these I am hesitant this cracker will do the trick! Do you have any black walnut recipes?

    17 Apart

  2. Oh wow, just saw this. Thanks for the shout out! Glad to see this pan has found a happy home!


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