Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In the autumn, I pull my energy inward and regroup. Kinda like Gaia. It is a process that has grown over the years. My beloved friend Jerry was a great teacher for me about that. Allow the rhythm of the planet to be your guide, Laura.
I wouldn't describe it as a battle against society and this nutty world that I am living in. It's moreso like moving in harmony. I am creating a world around myself that is so lovely and calm that it helps to balance the craziness that is showing up outside of my home. The Dalai Lama encourages us to be happy, thereby reducing the suffering in the world.
So, happiness is mine. In greater amounts each day. I sit at my desk with too much work to accomplish. In an instant I am in deep gratitude to have these tasks on my desk. They are shaping me into a greater Laura. I serve a higher purpose with my work and that, my friends is a great blessing.
Tonight we move to the return of the light. The Winter Solstice. Jerry would say it's the first day of Spring. Simply because he had been watching the diminishing light on his farm and was ready to start seeds in his greenhouse. It's the night of hope. Or possibility. In my mind's eye I see myself as a child with an impish grin looking toward the sun and delighting in its warmth and the beautiful light it sheds.
This is my holiday, the winter solstice...the real season! In the way a child delights in the pretty packages under the tree, I delight in the return of the light. I am ready.
This beautiful farm has been pulling her energy inward as well. A true reflection of the one tending to it.
We are on a hillside above the San Luis Rey River Valley, on the north slope. I watch out my window as the emerging sunlight touches the valley and the mountains...the south slopes. We wait for the light on our north slope and see great long shadows across the planting beds. Patience is mine for the next few weeks as we prepare for more sunlight across this beautiful valley to touch us as well.
In the mean time I finish the work of the world and plan the work of my home farm. I heard some people talking about the rat race yesterday. Funny term isn't it? I am not a rat. This is no race. I am enjoying the journey.
The light grows in my heart. It leads me to joyous experiences. It heals my sorrows. All is well. The year winds to completion and I am beginning to see the light of a very promising year ahead.
May your solstice light shine ever brighter.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I think that you may be wondering if I even grow anything anymore! I barely write about the farm and what is happening. It's indicative of the activities of my life of late.
Yes, we are growing food. We are networking and I think we are branding ourselves too.
A camera crew visited the farm to shoot some footage for a TV show. It will air in April. Scott the farmer and Scott the chef had a great time on Friday walking around the farm. They were all about the citrus and macadamia nuts. The greens played a part....more on that in a second.
I see what isn't done so often that I forget that there is amazing abundance all around. The citrus trees are packed with the next harvest, some of which will be soon. They look really healthy and I couldn't be more pleased. The mac nuts are about to drop a new crop. They are so yummy and surprisingly easy to care for. And when the trees are flowering in the spring...ahh! that fragrance is so pleasant.
Sunday night it all came together for an outside dinner that was a challenge for the midwest carnivore chef. Make us a vegan, gluten free meal without seitan and tofu. Scott was the sous chef, a part he plays well. The production crew was, shall we say, challenged. Their timing was disorganized. It's the producer's job to keep it on task and the crew was doing their dog-gonedness to get it going! I've done shoots for years and these gals left a lot to be desired in the time management arena...
The greens were the starter in a sweet little bowl. My friends at Temecula Olive Oil Company provided the Hickory Smoked Oil and chef served it in a shot glass for us to drizzle onto the soup. Fantastic.
Next was an entree with a delish quinoa croquette with lightly pickled white beets. Our collards provided a wrap around a veggie roll. Our persimmon and chard stems were the dressing. YUMMMMM.
Desert, get this...avocado gelato. Oh! so fantastic....
So, my life in the last week has been filled with one delicious plate after another. I love this farming fun....it always leads to great meals.
The rain today is helping us dampen the newly tilled and raked beds. Planting next week. Oh! Yes!
Plant based diet. It's good for me. And oh! so tasty.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I am crazy in love.
It started slowly and has built into something that I just cannot contain. I want to share it with the world!
The object of my love has the most magical singing voice. It transports me in ways that are too personal to express.
It's not like that! I mean that sharing every little thought or idea is not necessary to a happy life...or a blog! Some things are more magical when they stay inside of me and are my own delicious universe.
Last night was the closing show of Jason Mraz's and Toca Rivera's world tour. Our seats were in the orchestra section at the Spreckles Theatre. The venue is vintage San Diego, built in 1912. It is an exquisite setting that evokes an intimate evening. For a few hundred people.
I was enraptured by the sweet sounds of Jason's voice. He carries me to sublime blissful happiness. It was my first show and I was amused by the jokes and anecdotes that he shared. One-ness and community are the themes of his life and that's great by me!
I live a charmed and intentional life. It is blessed with precious friends and so many pleasurable experiences. I am singing out gratitude to my creator and my community for the blessings that abound.
Did you see the sunset last night? AMAZING!!
Singing a beautiful melody today. What is your song's melody?
Monday, November 28, 2011
I send you on to your next-yet-to-be with a heavy heart.
I miss your sweet sounds and persistent attitudes. The slugs won't, though.
I think coyote came in the stole your breath and fed themselves well.
The truth is, I am a coyote keeper. They are an important part of the circle of life around here. Their habitat has been disrupted and that is why they pushed themselves into our yard. Overarching themes 'n all.
You were great fun. The companionship that you gave us and the special connection that you had with Scott was our joy these last few months.
Attachment. I appreciate the gifts that keep showing up around attachment.
Blessings for Francis Drake and his lovely hens. Cayuga Ducks rock my world.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
What a tremendous week it was.
Gratitude. Thanksgiving. Appreciation. Generosity.
These are the gifts from last week that I shall carry through the rest of the year.
This fantastic job of mine takes me on beautiful drives with vistas of the great big desert sky. There was something particularly magickal about the sky over the Coachella Valley last Wednesday morning. Not sure what it was, but I was smitten.
Gratitude for big blue skies and crystal clear views.
Thursday was a great day. We made one traditional dish and completely mashed up the rest. The winner of the day for me...Lily' s Mousse Au Chocolat. Oh! My! Heavens! She is good and I have got to be really careful in the coming weeks if she keeps it up.
Thanks I give for a big kitchen and dishes washed!
When I am smart enough to observe...messages are all around vying for my attention. I am learning the tradition of animal messages with the assistance of a few reference books. I appreciate the wisdom that these guides, both the books and the animals, offer.
A friend came to visit this weekend. We had such a great time together. He is so generous with his love...and that bottle of Jameson was a great addition to the liquor cabinet. It'll keep me warm this winter!!!
So, I leap into the coming week. Poised, primed and.......
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I love the rain and yesterday was my day to play in it. We had to get a better cover on the chicks' cage and, of course our action packed lives led us to do it as the edge of the storm was sweeping by. So fun to be in a drenched shirt...mostly because it was not a really cold storm.
I had readied the main water catchment barrel and it filled up really well. I put 5 gallon buckets along the pathway to the front door too. The exercise in scurrying about was silly to some, perhaps and lots of fun to me! I have water that I can give to the thirsty bananas and it was a gift from the water gods.
Enjoy this glorious weekend!!!
Love all Serve all
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I live in Mexico.....you thought it was California. Think again.
I live, not immersed, but surrounded by a culture that gives me many opportunities to dabble.
Today, I dabble in the experience of Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead.
Today is not yesterday. Thankfully.
Today I am in a great place of celebration of Sam and my momma.
My mom's touch is all around me. In my head too! She was a dynamo.
Sam...well today we want to celebrate Sam with food.
Mexican families go to the cemetery and have picnics on the graves of their departed, eating their favorite foods.
The list of Sam's faves is, well, not in congruence with my highest good! A couple of things that I'm not gonna eat today that he loved:
California burrito from Santanas
A Double Double from you know where!!
I won't eat chard 'cuz he hated it.
Maybe we'll have shepherd's pie for dinner. He loved it and created a lot of yummy versions of it.
We don't have an altar set up in the garden, yet. So I just frolic out there and putter to honor his great big spirit.
I am thankful for the gift that he is. How he reminds me to celebrate life and not to be so maudlin.
You are the Best Sam. The Best. Keep showing me the Good Life and I continue to celebrate your Good Life.....
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The sky has just the right amount of puffy clouds and there is a slight crisp present in the air.
I had fun watching two chicks in the chicken tractor yesterday. They work here too! The tractor is a contraption that sits on the ground and protects the chickens while they eat the weeds and bugs in a particular area. Since we had a bit of rain this month the weeds have germinated.
I have a little video for you today that shows how big they have grown in a couple of weeks.
The ducks have also been super effective at their work. I don't think there is one snail left anywhere. The hens offer us three eggs daily and I am creating a market for those eggs. They are quite yummy. This video has some morning sunlight in it, but I wanted to get their voices in there.
We are putting some fencing around the growing areas to keep them sequestered. It is a bit imposing and not very pretty but absolutely necessary. If we continue to let them roam we will have trampled plants. Not Good!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I am pretty sure it contributes to tenacity, being stubborn. I am glad that Life affords me opportunities to listen, be flexible and move through the stubbornness. If I just trust the flow, I will be moved, no matter what, to my bliss.
That is why we went to the feed store and got another flock of chickens. Somewhere deep inside, I know that I am here to raise healthy birds and contribute to my friend's healthy eating practices. If the eggs are the only thing that I produce here, than I will have accomplished some Good.
Besides, they are so ding dang fun to watch.
They are enjoying their first dirt bath. They came straight from the feed store where they do not have the luxury of living on the ground. I think that their future is good and happy. There is plenty of room to stretch and they are protected from the older girls, who are very curious by the way!
Where is the flow of Life carrying you this autumn?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The tenacious Wangari Maathai made her transition yesterday.
Why is she a heroine? Who is she?
Well, darlings this woman is likely the African sister of Mother Theresa. She was a stand for freedom from poverty for Kenyan women.
She earned degrees in biology in the US. She is the first Kenyan woman to achieve a doctorate degree from the University of Nairobi. She loved Gaia's bounty and was troubled when, as a young person, she saw the degradation for the Earth's bounty for profit.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, she made these remarks:
"In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground."
This courageous woman was vilified by her country's government, including its leader. She was arrested in 1992 and charged with treason. Her crime? Protesting the building of a 60-story sky-scraper in Nairobi's Uhuru Park. Standing up for democracy and preservation of natural resources.
You see, she believed that the way out of poverty was empowerment and education. She began Kenya's Green Belt Movement. Her vision created tree nurseries for women to empower themselves out of poverty. The trees provided cooking fuel, food and a sustainable income.
"Tree planing became a natural choice to address some of the initial basic needs identified by women. Tree planting is simple..."
I have been inspired by Wangari's strength. She remained true to her vision. Even when her husband divorced her because she was "too educated, too strong, too successful, too stubborn and too hard to control."
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle, no?
We are not here to be controlled. We are here to soar. To find our voice and to raise it up. Bringing hu-woman-kind to the high vibration that is the Truth of who we can be. Who we must be.
This is my call to action. My call to pick myself up from the ashes and step into the power that is mine to live.
Yep, I woke up inspired today!
Did I mention that Sam was born on Wangari's 52nd birthday.
They are soul-partners of the trees.
Plant more trees!
Create pathways for the daughters, sisters, mothers to BE BRILLIANT.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Do you really care that I stay on track with one of my many passions in this blog? Do you want me to write to entertain you?
Is your interest purely relating to the farming passion of my life? Spirituality? Food? Family? Music?
What is the point of one's blog, anyway?
I have a couple of answers that I think will move me ahead in this glorious life that is living as me.
I am passionate about love and living. This means that there are many areas that are an influence to my joy. So I propose that I write about the things that turn me on. As well as the things that give my life meaning. So, really, I am writing for me. If you find that you are touched in some way...then great. If no....go to the next blog. There are plenty.
Our self-named "rowdy neighbor boys" are some of the best neighbors we have ever had. Thoughtful, engaging, kind, happy people! They are brilliant young men who happen to live in a gorgeous house on a quiet rural-almost-urban easement. They have lots of interests, including delicious food. They hunt and fish and are oh so kind to share with us.
(I have a wild turkey breast that I get to find a great recipe for)
Last night I prepared some fresh local blue fin tuna that they caught off our coast.
We have mac nut trees on our property and I was inspired to make a mac nut parmesan "crust" for the fish. Lily carmelized some of our onions to accompany the fish. It was a delicious meal. Super delicious.
Thanks Aaron and Garrett. Keep on inspiring me.
What inspires you?
Monday, August 15, 2011
I am living a charmed life. So are you.
Charm and serendipity flow everywhere. From here to eternity. Just gotta see it and jump into the whirlwind of it. I allow it to carry me and my intentions along.
My heart has lead me to wonderful experiences of love and service and I am eager to see it all fall into place.
On Thursday we toured some homes near us that are beautiful places where adults are living with autism and it's effects. Soon there will be fresh food growing in the yards and the goodness will be prepared into ever greater meals and joy will be flowing. It is a glorious thing. Thank you for the opportunity. This is gonna be so cool!
Our urban farm is kicking out food again. Zucchini cakes and whatever other recipes I can come up with for zucchini will grace our table for days!
I began canning last week. I love August. So much creativity on the counters. I am charged with keeping them clean so that the canvas can be ready for anything!
Life is Wonderful. Life is Meaningful.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sometimes things can look terrible at the outset. Then, when my head is screwed on right and I get back into right thinking.....
IT'S ALL GOOD.........
I remain steadfast in my positive headspace and all that I see ahead looks like opportunity.
We have been getting support on the farm from a super guy, who happens to be a welder. We are not welders and asking him to do certain tasks was something we shoulda watched. Hindsight-20/20.
Sweet guy. He put in 5 days of hard work getting all the weeds pulled and the compost spread all over this place. The last task was to weed the tomato bed that Sam and his beloved Karen planted in March. Well, the plants looked like weeds to him and he pulled the tomatoes and the weeds. Scott and I just cried. We had put so much love and energy and attachment to those plants...Sam's last crop.
I couldn't spend too much time there. Too sad. Waaaay tooooo sad.
Find the Good...
The fruit was gathered and believe it or not, it has been ripening in nice steady stages for two weeks. I have been quite surprised! Some of the fruit is dried now, some frozen and some pickled. I may even get it together to make ketchup and "can" it. (It's easier than I remember, it just takes all day to cook)!
My/our farm is ready for the coming seasons. We are on a springboard of sorts. Everything is primed and as soon as we return from Farm Aid...we are off and running again. It is so exciting to think about all of the things we want to grow.
Life is full of hidden blessings. I am discovering them all the time.
I'm still learning how to make the pictures go where I want them to be. That lovely plate was put together by my new chef friend Mario at Flying Pig in O'side. House made Ricotta, Champagne dressing, tempura anchovies....a delicious amuse bouche. Hand a man tomatoes and watch him shine.
I love my life....food!!!! Ahhh yes.
Love you Sam. You grew some delicious tomatoes this year babe! Like last year and the year before!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
During a visit to LA on Tuesday I sat in the car listening to NPR...the way the locals do...to educate and stimulate during the periods of stop and go on the "free"ways. This story caught my attention and then it captured my imagination.
On Tuesday, the Israel Chamber Orchestra played Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," alongside the Jewish national anthem Hatikva and works by Mahler and Mendelssohn (both Jewish composers) at a Wagner festival in Bayreuth, Germany. Roberto Paternostro, the conductor of the Orchestra is the son of a holocaust survivor. Many of the orchestra's members are themselves descendants of holocaust survivors.
I grew up knowing the stygma attached to Wagner's works...a child of post WWII America and the daughter of a classically trained opera singer. We didn't listen to Wagner.
This was an unprecedented concert. One that could not yet take place in Israel. In fact the musicians rehearsed the Wagner piece for just a few hours in Germany...not Israel...before the concert. The national psyche is so tender, rightly so.
I share this information for its impact. I see this as a great big giant shift into a new era of healed living. Yes..healed in the present tense. Did you catch the name of the conductor? Paternostro...Latin classes kick in...our father. As in the Divine Father stepping in to raise the awareness to be in a healing right now. Living in the precious present.
I ran away this week. Under the auspices of an inspection trip. One night away-grabbed in the crazy activities of a wild and sunny summer.
We have the entire garden ready to plant. We actually have food growing too! The way has been made to supply some more food for the beloved community we so cherish. Yep! That rocks!
In this new life I do not have to be the body that does the work! WhooHoo! The Universe provides and I keep on expanding my imagination.
Last night I ate at a most unusual restaurant. It is in Hollywood at Larchmont and Melrose. It is called Cafe Gratitude. It is the place you want to be in your life. Honored and treasured and loving your body temple with great organic local seasonal vegan yumminess!
It is right near Paramount studios and I'm sure the great creatives of our time enjoy eating there! I ate a dish called I am Warm-hearted. Polenta with fresh tomatoes. So good, I tell you!
Well, life contnus to teach me to be good to myself and to reframe my thoughts to allow my greatest to be what IS in my life.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Love is the Truth between us.
What are you becoming?
Friday, July 15, 2011
This week I have forgotten to turn off the water twice. I usually use my smart phone's timer. Cuz, my brain has been overloaded with to do lists to remember the fracking water.....
The net result is a higher bill, mud across one portion of one bed due to task drop-out #1.
Task drop-out #2 fared much better. It was a good idea at the time...water the trees. It's been a while since it has rained. So...I turned the hose on low....good thinking.... and then left it on all day...not so good thinking.
Sam, however....in his mission to build water catchment basins around the trees...saved the day. Thanks love. Wish I could throw my arms around you and give you a big hug. I like how you think/thought. You saved me a real big mess today.
Instead I'll just mention that I saw the most lovely oak tree today....super majestic and gigantic. Just like you....
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I am the one today....so I get to stop waiting and get my rumpus outside and protect my new seedlings and the yummy tomatoes.
Scott started a project that he has been anticipating for more than a year. So he was out the door. I got to feed the beaked ones and then....before the sun came burning through, fashion something to keep the chickens out of the corn patch and away from the baby beets. I am not sure how effective it will be...those girls are committed. I think it's time for a prayer and some drastic measures. I'll let you know how it goes.
Peace and Blessings.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Summer road trip time! We left for a wedding in Colorado and returned to food growing with gusto and Iggy kitty greeting us in the morning. It seems he too took a vacation!
Things have evolved for me with the heat index! I am not allowing myself to be intimidated by the "potential" of a hot day. As it turned out we did not have to endure any outrageous heat. Thanks to air conditioning and a swift drive. So why put energy towards something like that? Just chill Laura!
What is all this about?
We drove through the high desert to get through the rocky mountains to the Denver area. Bonsall to Vegas to St. George to the I-70. The route is full of splendor and amazing beauty. How to fall deeper in love with the Creator. WOW!
That is a view from Bryce Canyon. A side trip on the way home. I like to take backroads when possible and a road trip sometimes can afford that. You've just gotta see this place. It is majestic and breathtaking.
I was here when Lily was my sling baby. It's been a while!
I want to remember this journey. I did not write while I was gone. There were many friends to see and no time without something going on.
I am looking forward to some quiet! We rocked and rolled for the many hours of the drive yesterday - the birdsongs will be just fine today!
Thankfully, the weeds are growing along with the squash and carrots!!
I will have the time to be. To reflect. To re-enter this lovely life here!
Breathing in that marine air.....loving sunny So. Cal.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I am in love.
It’s a beautiful thing.
You might think that it is something you already know. That love is deep and true and strong.
This is a new love.
It’s something that kinda jumped at me this weekend.
I’m in Colorado visiting friends. We are staying in Centennial and in anticipation of a wedding in Lakewood. Nice names for communities, eh?
So…this love has shown up through my friends and through the experiences that we are sharing.
Thunderstorms brew and blow and bang and pour.
Conversations are such delicious soup.
I love it here in Colorado.
I have been thinking about love-all the way here and the whole time that I have been here. How much we have. Well, how much I have in my life. It must be evident then, that I give a lot of love in my life. Funny that I wonder if I am giving enough...Just look around Laura!
My pursuit of happiness is accomplished today. There is something delightful about being out in the world accompanied by wonderful young women. The energy is so strong and the people around get a great hit from it. Yes, of course, they are beautiful as well.
Lunch, pedicure and coffee. Yep, happiness indeed.
We drove across the beautiful landscape. Many long hours and beautiful vistas were treasured. Independence Week. hmmm...Summertime road trip and lots of freedom to celebrate.
This blog may not make very much sense to those reading it. Not much continuity. It's more of a statement of experiences over the last few days that I wanted to be sure to get out into cyber space.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The farm is looking so lovely. On Tuesday my soil sisters and I planted tomatoes and basil.....Bring on the mozza and we'll enjoy all of it together.....in the last summer! Last night Scott and I planted beans, squash, cukes and bunching onions. It was late in the day...the luxury of having a farm wrapped around my house is that I can nap in the heat and come out to play later...after the heat. The softened light hit the bed just right and showed us this sweet sprouting of red romaine lettuce volunteers. Now, that is a great way to turn a though around. I could have been really bummed about missing plantings...and...how fantastic is Nature that it makes its own way....given all the right conditions.
Praying for Nature to rain without lightening or strong winds on the fire striken areas of Arizona and New Mexico. Praying for the safety of my sons' friends who are fighting wildfires far away from home. May they be protected and honored for their service.
Happy Independence Weekend All!!!
Blessed in our Inter-dependence in creating Heaven on Earth.
Follow Your Folly.
Follow Your Bliss.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
In a really great way.
I am hyped up on a double cap and a follow-up cup o' Joe. I'm good for the day. It'll keep me past my usual cup of coffee at 3 pm.
So...I'm at this sweet coffee house in O'side that I want all of you to know about. If you seek a place to be loved and welcomed and cherished...
besides going within and finding that about yourself
Some and see Vallie and her crew at Jitters, north of the pier.
I sit with a crew of people who give me so much joy to share life with. I am seeing my life from a sweet place today.
the tears are still flowing willy nilly. They have their own pathway to create the next steps of my healing.
Friday, June 3, 2011
The curious whirling dervish of a BEing...clothed in the roles of Goddess, woman, momma, sister, friend... more and more.
I wear a lot of hats-thus my hat collection.
My inner voice is in seeking mode today. The beauty of this day can be gone before I dwell in the Infinite's answers. Go ahead....ask!
I am asking mySelf today...
What is beyond/behind/creating the roles that I so willingly play??
Hmmmm. The delicious mystery of the moment.
Am I the breeze whistling through the trees?
Am I the bird of prey with snake hanging from my talons?
Am I the blue true dream of sky?
I Am. That and All that Is.
Given those truths, I Am a stand for love.
As I Am a stand for love, I love myself through each day and give myself permission and power to be All that I am to Be.
No matter what it looks like.
Grace come forth. Peace come forth. Love hold it all.
Will the Real Laura Murray please stand up...
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Joe turns 22 today. We kidnapped him this morning and sat in the sunshine enjoying breakfast together. It was lovely.
I am celebrating Joe today and all that he means to me. I also celebrate all that he means to this beautiful planet. He is a thoughtful, loving and caring man. Dynamic by nature and by word. A true friend and advocate. A mindful planeteer with many gifts to share for its future.
Thank you Joe. You arrived at the perfect time of my life. You taught me how to be patient and kind. I learned to love at a deeper level than I had ever loved before. You gave me the tremendous gift of becoming the best momma that I could be for you. You made room in your heart to have two wonderful siblings join you on your adventures around the sun. The three of you have blessed my days.
May this coming year gift you with much love, joy and passion for living full out.
You are a beloved son. You are a beloved brother. You are The Gift.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
We made some tough decisions over the last month. The economic impact of having 52 beaks to feed is....well....too much. We buy organic feed at $25 per bag. When 2 bags last 9 days and less than half of the hens are laying and there are 4 roosters and blah blah blah. Tough decisions HAVE to be made. We hold up the economic ruler and face it.
Gotta cull the flock.
With our best abattoir, Sam, on the other side we have delayed the inevitable in order to talk ourselves into harvesting the flock. We realized that it would take all day to harvest the flock and process the flock. There is the room in the freezer....there is none right now. (I gotta get busy cooking the frozen veggies and fruit from last year before this year's crops start coming on).
It's taken too many bags of feed for us to decide.
It is so final and we have been feeling rather stuck.
Thank heavens for our intrepid friend Arron. He can add "abattoir" to his resume. Actually he is a quantum physicist heading to UC Irvine for his post grad work. He'll find much more satisfaction in that work, however, this is just his kindness to us that allowed him to play the circle of life game today.
I certainly feel a lot lighter. It's less of a burden for me now that I am no longer thinking of how.
Which brings me to the meta-thought for the day. When do I allow myself to get stuck in the how and not proceed into the bliss of my life? Less often than in years past. Happy for that.
So off they go to the next step on the ladder of life. They had a grand life here with us, those chickens. Big yard for plenty of room to run. Yummy kitchen scraps. Bugs galore. The roosters got plenty of action, I'll tell you that! What is next on the ladder? Whale? Horse? Cat?
What do you think?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Better days are here...and ahead of me. Because...damn...it can only get better from here.