Archive for May, 2014

First Veggies!

Asparagus is coming up nicely in our garden, finally! We have been eating it for the past couple of nights. It just makes me want for our garden to be ready to harvest now!

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Summer

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Summer is here after a very long year.

The woods are once again bursting with life and leaves,

The smell of blossoms drift on the wind along with the buzz bees

The song of birds and love fill up the silence of morning

The garden is planted, waiting grow

The kids are worn out and wet from squirt guns and a water hose.

The rooster crows from sun up to sun down, while his ladies scratch and peck

Yes, Summer is here and I will enjoy it all from my front deck!

Milk Practice

Today I attempted to milk a cow. Yeah, I know it sounds lame…I only made it about 15 minutes before I couldn’t feel my hand anymore, and not to mention my back was cramping up. Did I also mention I had an audience of 2 expert cow milkers and my husband and two kids? Yeah…but even though it hurt, it felt awesome! There is something so natural in the rythem of milk squirting into your pail. A deep and profound connection between this 800lb animal and you. That is exactly the type of connection I am striving for between me and my food. In a world that is so unbelievably disconnected I am trying to show, teach, and lead my children to feel this connection from their soul to the world around them. This America  was built not by politicians and by office people. No, this America was built on the backs and sweat of hardworking farmers, and pioneers, people who were not afraid of standing their ground and working hard for what they have. If only the American people would stand together to save our traditional values, and to save our children from the food that our government is poisioning us with.

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DIY Dogfood

So with money getting tight and our dogfood getting low I had an AHA! moment. We could make our own!So I went online and found this recipe. I will give you the shortened version. Also….be creative! Add anything your dog likes, also this recipe is only to suppliment canned dogfood as it does not meet all a dog nutritional needs.

6 cups flour

1 cup powdered milk

3 eggs

1/3 cup oil

2 1/2 cups milk

2 teaspoons chicken bouillion

    Mix all ingredients and spread out in a cookie sheet to about a half inch thick. Bake for about an hour at 200 degrees. Let cool completely, then break into pieces and serve!

Blossom

Blossom

Peach blossoms are just starting right now here in Northern Michigan

Morning

I love my morning routine, but I am Not a morning person. So my coffee is flowing in my veins, my peanut

butter and toast is ate and squishy eggs (hard boiled) are cooking. While I sip my coffee I browse

pinterest for anything interesting and useful. Yeah, I know, I am spoiled…..:)

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Garden

We took advantage of the break in the weather to get our garden ready for planting. I cannot describe how purely in heaven I felt today behind the tiller, barefoot, working up the earth in preperation for the seeds and plants for our garden. I once read somewhere that to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow, and that is so true! This garden is more than simply a hobby to us, to me. This garden is how we feed ourselves, our kids through the winter months, as well as all summer. I have to put the work and effort into it, to make it produce. Every drop of sweat and every sunburn, aching muscle is earned with a smile as I see what all that effort produces.