Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
As some of you know.... or maybe not... I am kinda into coffee. I love coffee. I like it hot. I like it cold. I like it with milk. I like it black. I like it in cookies and brownies. I like it in BBQ sauce! I am just a little kookie about coffee! You nearly always see me with coffee of some kind in my hand. So.... I searched and searched and searched for a coffee I could call my own. I found a fantastic roaster in Georgia! They do wonderful coffee. I have never had a complaint about the coffee! But anyway, I found a roaster. They agreed to use my private label. Woo Hoo! I built a website. My company is almost one year old! I can't believe it. I would love my friends to check it out and give me some feed back. What can I do to make it better?
In addition to coffees, I have espresso makers, coffee grinders, coffee cups, recipes, links, info, quotes... just look me over. If you have a coffee quote that I have not found and would like to suggest it let me know! Have a coffee recipe not included in my recipe pages. Send it here, I would love to include it, give you credit and a link!
I have an add url page. Use the form. I will add any tasteful family links.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Wow! What a weekend! We had a huge sale at work and I pulled a 13 hour day yesterday! My poor feet are killing me! (I am commissioned sales person, selling furniture on a 10,000 square foot sales floor, yes, 10,000!) I do alot of walking everyday, but alot more yesterday! I missed my chicks. My strawberries are turning to mush. And Sugar thinks I am a stranger! But all that aside..... The chicks still love me! I would like you to meet Hilda (back center) and Stew (forward). They are 2 of my NH reds. Stew (short for chicken stew) is our only rooster of our 9 chicks--he hasn't figured out if living with 8 hens is good or bad. Hilda is my DIVA! She is soooo funny. When I go out to see them, Hilda will run up the ramp and down the perch and fly off the end. Of course, she is rewarded with much laughter and clapping, so she does it again. I really do enjoy the chickens. I can't believe they are only 2 months old!
Corn, bush beans, tomatoes, gourds, spinach, broccoli, basil, asparagus all growing great! Aquaponics.... the basil is going gangbusters in this environment!
Strawberries coming on strong still! More jam on the way!
I hope everyone is doing well!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
( I don't know if this fills the bill, but I was hungry when I was thinking of this prompt. I get tired of the same old, same old. I have always dreamed of a magical spice to change up the every day! So my readers.... GARONTROMON!)
I sat down at the PC today, trying to catch up. Wanting to let all know I am well and alive. It has been a busy week. A sale going on at the current job. An interview for a new job. Preparations for transition. Anxiety over decisions. Strawberries to pick. A child buying a motorcycle. Gas prices at $4 a gallon. Presidential debates. Tornadoes and floods. Bills and groceries. Needless to say, this week has been a heavy mental week. Bits of trust corrupted here and there. But what are the sayings....
When the going gets tough, the tough get going...There's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow....The grass is always greener on the other side...There's a silver lining in every cloud...Tomorrow is another day....I do make a difference....
I don't know..... I wrote a poem....Sometimes I wish I could just curl up in my own paradise. I don't want to worry about the world. I want everyone to do their part. No pollution. No poisons. No wars. No politics. Just a safe, warm place--with family and friends. A place with trust.
My friends.... I hope you all are having a safe Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy your families and friends.
To all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Policemen, Firefighters, and Servicemen everywhere who have gone on, I salute you. Thank you for all the valiant efforts you made to make and keep us safe throughout the centuries.
To all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Policemen, Firefighters, and Servicemen everywhere today, I may not agree with the politics that put you in the situations that are happening today, but I salute you also and give you heartfelt thanks for your sacrifices.
filled with family
filled with joy
filled with friends
filled with peace
filled with music
filled with sound
filled with clean air
filled with hope
filled with green luscious growing things
filled with beauty
filled with words
filled with knowledge
filled with creatures of the arc
filled with laughter
filled with light and warmth
filled with safety
filled with rain and waterfalls
filled with serenity
filled with life and love and trust
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
dedicated to artpredetor
To all of you hoosiers out there, the intent is not to offend, just to remember thoughts of my youth.
Smash up the berries, mix up a packet of the fruit jell and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Add the sugar mix to 4 cups of smashed berries and Voila! JAM! Pour the jam into 5-8 oz jars and freeze for up to a year!
Strawberries all year long!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It greats vistors when the come in the drive.
I think the dusty millers have turned into trees!
We have netted chains, ladies, cinnamons, christmas, red stem, and a few more.
They make a great shade ground cover!
If you are interested, we sell on ebay. homestead*creations.
I can't wait for the flowers to bloom!
The birds will love them too!
The chickens still fasinate me! They are so hillarious. It is better than tv! The 3 NH reds have names. The rooster is "Stew"! The darker hen is "Hilda". She is the show off and star of the coop. When she sees us coming, she runs up the steps, down the perch and flies off the end. The lighter red is so prim and proper, I named her "Myrtle" after my grandmother. The others will probably be named as their personalities show. But I do love my chicks!
And no post would be complete without mention of my constant companion, protector of chickens, Sugar. She is, as I post, laying on her favorite green cushion next to me!
To all my blog friends, I hope you had a fulfilling and restful weekend! Mine starts tomorrow!
Take care! Happy blogging! Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Visit Amnesty International, there are some very real issues going on in the world. Violence Against women. Childrens Rights. Katrina Survivors. Many More.... Pick one and blog about it.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
According to congressional records, S.1858, sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd,
D-Conn., was approved in the Senate Dec. 13, in the House April 8 and signed
Bush April 24."Soon, under this bill, the DNA of all citizens will be
government genomic biobanks and considered governmental property
research," said Twila Brase, president of the Citizens'
Council on Health Care.
"The DNA taken at birth from every citizen is
essentially owned by the
government, and every citizen becomes a potential
government-sponsored genetic research."
Check out what is happening in Minnesota!
We all should be outraged that our freedoms are slipping away daily! We are the "people". Isn't our government for the "people"?! We need to stand up and speak out! We don't want "Big Brother " watching over our shoulders at every aspect of our life!
The perch--the best entertainment in the world!
Sugar, on guard as always!
The coop is working out great!
We move it every couple of days.
Our lawn will be the best fertilized lawn in the neighborhood!
The nights are still cool enough and the chicks young enough, that we still use the heat lamp.
The love the half rotten strawberries and winter rye seed heads.
They are total hams for the camera.
The first planting of corn is showing. The gourds are looking fantastic. We have sooooo many strawberries that it is difficult to try to eat them all! (Sooo many burdens--I don't know how I do it!) The tomatoes are looking great. I got an egg plant this year! Yeah! I hope all you gardeners out there are planting away! (We use a no till system. We grow cover crops in the winter (rye) and only make rows. We also mulch with leaves and hay. We try to disturb the ground as little as possible.)
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008