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This post may come off a little preachy but, again, now that it’s out of my head I can move on to other topics…

Onward… (more…)

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The end is near. (more…)

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  • This crazy weather.  Now that I don’t have to set up a canopy in the middle of a field and try to sell stuff.  Did you see my pick of the tie down over the weekend on Instagram?  Thank goodness for seasoned market vendors as neighbors!
  • How fantastic I’m feeling on this new paleo diet adventure we’re on.  Thank goodness we were well on our way to becoming unprocessed as I think the transition would have been much more challenging.  That being said we totally caved and had a cheat meal today.  Baby steps…
  • Microfleece sheets.  Have I mentioned these before?  It’s like going to be surrounded by all your favorite stuffed animals.  Or maybe I was the only one that did that as a kid…
  • Indoor hobbies.  My husband is realizing that he needs one with this crazy weather we’ve been having lately.
  • Yoga – it just makes movement and any type of exercise easier.
  • Buying local.  I’m really into it right now so this is not the last time you’re going to hear me singing it’s praises.  Like yoga, I can’t think of a bad thing about making it a regular part of your life.  I’ll be sharing my local buying experience and I hope you will too!  Especially with the holidays coming!

Have a great week!

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My four year old consciously, without coercion, whining, or complaining just ate a vegetable.

The whole thing.

We were in the garden and I was showing her how the snow peas were growing (like overnight!) and she found one ready for picking, plucked it right off and into her mouth it went.

I’m a little in shock.

I wonder what she’ll do when the brussel sprouts are ready for harvest…

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  • Watering the garden in my pajamas.
  • Socializing at the Sunday Farmer’s Market – who knew it was such a happen’in place?  Like I needed another reason to love going!
  • How my indoor cats are loving being outdoor cats.
  • Canning with mom this week.
  • I know I’ve said this before but I am this close to perfecting my bread recipe.  I’m really serious this time.
  • Lotion on my hands after a day in the yard.
  • Unloading my baby clothes on someone who could use them.
  • Smoothies with grapefruit, orange, lemon, apple, pear – so fresh tasting!
  • The four chrysalis’ we’ve found on the property.
  • Figuring out what we can eat that is growing wild on the property since the garden is turning out to be feeding more slugs than people.  So far:  fiddlehead ferns, huckleberries, nettles (yes!).

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“I don’t know how you get anything done.”  – my mom

“I don’t.” – me

I actually have really great kids, good kids, but what I wouldn’t give to have two more arms and hands.  I would be totally be ok with all the staring because I know everyone would be looking at me with envy.  I would have used those extra appendages to hold my unusually fussy baby while trying to make raspberry mango jam I was working on with my mom this afternoon.

Eyes in the back of my  head would also be handy for so many reasons that I know my fellow parents would recognize.  Today I would have used those eyes to watch my daughter swinging on her indoor jungle gym when she said, “Mom!  Look at meeeeee!”  while simultaneously stirring the raspberry mango jam.

What did I learn today?  That doing  all the above AND make granola at the same time may not have been the best idea.  At one point in the afternoon I asked my mom, “How did YOU get anything done with three kids?”

“You were all angels.” – mom

OK, that is a total lie.  I know, I was there, so she must be suffering from some sort of parental amnesia, whatever, it wasn’t helpful.  But things were done and now we’re all pooped and the kids went to bed pretty easily.

And so will I.

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I have made no secret about  my love of toast so this small batch will not last long at all in my house.  While very easy to do, I still find myself a little intimidated by the whole canning process. It’s that element of danger with all those bubbling, boiling fluids.  I only got splattered a couple times so I’m calling the day a success.  My goal is to continue with small batches to increase my confidence.  Luckily between my mom and my foodie sister I will be a pro in no time.

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Today alone has taught me a few things…

  1. It just doesn’t pay to be in a hurry in the kitchen trying to get something done while the little one is asleep.
  2. The bottle of vanilla and the bottle of soy sauce are very similar (THAT was a close one).
  3. Always secure valuables and breakables when driving as you never know when you’ll have to slam on your brakes to avoid running over a baby rabbit (the laptop seems to have survived).
  4. Businesses in rural areas do not have the same hours as businesses in the city (I have NEVER heard of a coffee shop closing at 6pm!).
  5. My husband is way better about putting the baby to bed than I am (and that is so okay with me).

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