It’s been awhile since I’ve given you all an update on what’s going on with me. You know other than what I’m doing in my kitchen or what my rebellious ovaries may be up to. Now that spring has sprung, it seems every waking moment is full of life! So busy, and each day bringing new and wondrous things!
I’ve started my garden. It’s been tiled once and I have 2 flats of seeds sprouting in my living room as we speak. I decided to go with some heirloom seeds from Baker Creek this year and I’ll be putting a couple raised beds in as well.
I also bought chickens on Saturday!
Oh, yes I did. Bylaws or no bylaws, we got ’em. Six to be exact.
This little lady was to fun and colorful. She’s an aracuna which also means she’ll lay green, blue, or even pink eggs!
We also got 2 little bantam chickens that will lay bite sized eggs.
And my favorite is a really light yellow colored aracuna (far right). She perches on our fingers.
We call her the “Hillbilly Macaw”
We also got 2 ISA brown chickens, that are just your run of the mill looking brown chickens.
And so far I’ve found that there is one downfall to getting chickens…..we now want more! Right now they reside in my office in a makeshift ‘coop’ as it’s still to cold for them to go outside, but soon we’ll be building them a permanent home outdoors. And tehy might just get some more new friends called ducks. Yea, we want a couple of those too.
Last week I had the pleasure of having Jodi and her little ones out to my mom’s house to ride my horse. I haven’t ridden in a couple years now and goiong out there I remembered all the things I loved about riding when I was growing up. The crisp spring air, the horses whinnying from the pasture, the feel of connecting with one of God’s creatures, and the excitement of a little girl who was riding for the first time.
(image credit: jodimichelle)
And then my horse (Lady) tried to bite me as I walked close with the saddle.
And sent a few swift kicks in my direction as I cinched her up.
And further more proceeded to make me look crazy for letting someone think a child could ride her. And so I had to jump into the teeny little child’s saddle I had put on her and let her know who’s boss.
I now remember why I like the thought of riding more than the actual action of riding.
Last week I also traveled to see Micheal Pollan (author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” ) with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship. Our night started out rather rocky as my sister hitched a ride with us trying to make it back to the other side of the state where she lives. (her car broke down but she had to get to work and class so my wonderful grandmother was meeting us halfway) Well…..grandma got lost and we ended up leaving my poor sister at a gas station with her laundry and suitcase.
Don’t worry – it was a restaurant too.
So we finally made it, albeit a touch late, and had a great night listening to Pollan speak. He touched on a wide variety of issues, but to me the best part about it was that while he talked about the dangers of processed foods, he was also in support of farmers and discussed how they could be part of the solution to our problems.
Tonight I got to go to our local Weston A. Price Foundation chapter meeting and listen to Dr. Sue McCreadie and Angelle Batten, of NourishMD, talk about gut health and how “The Way to a Healthier, Happier Child is Through the Tummy”. They did a great job and I came away with lots of new tidbits of information!
I’m still busy working on my e-course and hope to launch it in June and I have an e-book simmering on the back burner, just waiting for me to get to it! I also have a few reviews that I need to get done for my blog here, so if I get a bit review heavy the next week or so it’s because I owe these people a review in a decent time frame and have been severely lacking!
Well that’s all the fun stuff! What’s going on with you?
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