This is the life
December 30, 2009 § 4 Comments
I am happily planning out this year’s activities. Not New Year’s resolutions per se, because I don’t believe in deliberately setting myself up for failure, but more of a continuation and addition to the transitions we’ve been making over the past 3 or 4 years.
I intend to keep paring away the processed, pre-packaged, or eating out we’ve been doing. I have already gained back the net loss of 10 pounds from the pregnancy (and then some, I think) because I developed an abhorrent sugar addiction in my last trimester. I CRAVE sugar and chocolate every single day. In order to fool myself and satisfy this craving, I created an incredible nut butter that is toothsome, mildly sweet and chocolatey. Mmmmmm. Spread that on some sprouted grain raisin cinnamon bread, and you have got the ultimate in healthy snacking.
Hopefully I can get some control over my eating habits and shed some pounds.
Assisting in this effort will be our backyard Micro-farm. I already have some heirloom seeds on order, and will be ordering more soon. I just have to plan out my zones in my backyard. We’ve got close to 2000 sq ft back there, but I don’t know how usable it all is. I think I want to re-fence it, since there is a huge chunk outside the fence. But one step at a time.
In order to prep our soil, we are getting a few chickens from a local farmer I know; we used to get our milk for the coffeehouse from them. Also, I am trying to compost (it hasn’t become habit to separate out compostables yet.) I need to build a compost area to throw all our stuff. We have to go dumpster diving for discarded palettes and other free building materials. I think a trip behind Home Depot may be in order… 😉 ETA: Our borough doesn’t allow chickens! BAH!
I also want to get another dog, since Mom and Dad assimilated Mocha back into the hive. I miss her, but she is too big and high strung to have around the baby. I need a low-key, fairly sedate dog; one that won’t harass/kill the chickens. 🙂 Maybe a golden retriever…
Now playing: Geoff Moore & The Distance – Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music