Friday, February 25, 2011


I have the flu and it's been pouring rain for two days. On the bright side, daffodils are starting to bloom. I saw three glorious, yellow blossoms yesterday. The end is in sight! Soon I will have plenty to blog about.

I had a fever the whole day on Thursday. It broke last night. Now I'm just coughing up my lungs and, if I'm not careful, my stomach contents.

Mouse hunter is sleeping next to me right now and keeps farting. They smell terrible. Silent but deadly.

I read Goat Song and The Dirty Life last week and loved them both. If you are a homesteader, love goats, cheese making or the pastoral life, you must read Goat Song. The Dirty Life is geared towards women readers. If you love farming and an intriguing love story, read it. I read it in two days.

Observations on Kittens

Since I brought the kittens home the couch has been covered in layers of blankets trying to spare it from kitten claws. Five blankets in total. One of these days we will get a nail clipper or something. Any suggestions?

Here are few observations on kittens.

A box is never just a box. Classy.

Relaxing in the recliner with Andrew is nice.

They enjoy kitten videos on youtube just as much as everyone else.

Nap time can occur at anytime. Yes, she is sleeping on my hand.

Andrew's smelly hockey bag is a perfectly acceptable place to snooze.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reading is Good

Yes, reading is good. That's why I, in the last few years, became a reader. I just ordered the following books from Amazon.

The Essential Earthman by Henry Mitchell
Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi
The Gardeners Year by Karel Capek
Farmers of Forty Centuries by F. H. King
The New Farmers Market by Vance Corum
The Dirty Life: on farming, food and love by Kristin Kimball
Wisdom of the Last Farmer by David Mas Masumoto
The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
Goat Song by Brad Kessler
One Mans Garden by Henry Mitchell
Deeply Rooted by Lisa M. Hamilton
From the Ground Up by Amy Stewart

These should keep me busy! The one that I am most excited about is The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. I just love reading about other peoples experiences in the farming and gardening life.

There should be plenty of inspiration in the pages of all these.