Purple Fringe

I spent all afternoon making forty pounds of carne adovada — definitely one of my best batches so far. During the moments between preparing the beans, potatoes, spices and the carne, I helped Laurie look up info on Tunisia for her presentation in French class on Wednesday.

The stump is all that remains of the cottonwood the demolition crew knocked over for us. The tree crew didn’t have room on their truck for the stump, so they’ll pick it up when they come back to start cleaning up the neighbor’s trees.