Thursday, April 30, 2009

new post

Something has been laid on my heart to write about here. It's a difficult thing to write and since next week is my last class I think it's a good time to write it. I'll have more time after next week to concentrate when the little guy is asleep.

For now, we are gardening, getting seeds in the ground and just doing the needed stuff! Spring is here! Love it!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring at Our Home

Evidence that someone pulled my day lily up! They (meaning Taz) left it in the mums!
This cute little bush was almost dead last year! I trimmed it severly last year.

Strawberries Yum! We really need more of these. The kids eat them as soon as they are ready to eat so we never get to make anything with them.

Blooms from the cherry tree in the front yard. The tree is GORGEOUS when it's blooming! The entire tree is white!

Not real sure what it is. These are beside the tree line. There are a lot of things growing that we just don't know where they came from.

The wild rose bush on the side of the house. Can't kill this thing!

Don't know what this is either. Pretty though. It's like 3 different kinds of trees in one. The middle is 2 kinds of trees but all around the outside of them is this stuff.

This is kind of pittiful. I hope this one grows quickly this year. We planted him last year and I wasn't sure it would survive.

This is the cherry tree just before it bloomed.

The boys being forced to pose! lol

Just a little peek into spring here in hillbilly-ville.
Be blessed

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Eating/Cooking Habits

I have been SLOWLY trying to get the family to eat healthier, more natural foods. Trying to get back to fewer processed foods. Eating healthier foods will improve everyones health and hopefully get us closer to eating the way God intended.

Over the last several months I have been replacing the normal foods that we would eat with a healthier version. Replacing some of the flour in things with wheat germ or flax seed so that we aren't just eating junk calories. No one has really noticed that anything was going on until recently.

We haven't really used a lot of convenience foods anyway but things that I had not really thought about as being convenience foods like cultured foods such as buttermilk and yogurt, I always bought and didn't consider it to be a convenience food. Now, I have been making homemade buttermilk and yogurt and even started making kefir.

The buttermilk is to die for! You can find the recipe here
I don't drink the stuff. I just use it to make biscuits, pancakes and stuff. I did give some to my uncle who drinks it. He said I "should bottle the stuff". He really likes it.

I also used her yogurt recipe too-found here Really good stuff! It smells awesome when it's "brewing" too.

Kefir: retched smelling stuff. Really doesn't taste any better to me. I had to add lots of fruit and some stevia. I hope I get used to it. It seems to be really good for you but I know if I don't start to like it, I will not keep drinking it! One of the kids loved it! ha ha ha

So far everyone is "going along with it". Only one real rebel in the group but she always is no matter what the situation.

Things I really want to do next:
Get a wheat grinder and start making our own flour.
I want to learn how to make Ezekiel bread.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Long time

I rarely have time to write here anymore. There are so many things I want to write but seem to not be able to get the time to do it.

Part of it is just poor time management. A lot of the problem is just this awful depression that has sent in and just trying to keep up with school, kids, hubby, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Next week is my birthday and the day after would have been my mom's birthday. She has been dead for 3 1/2 years now. I can't believe that I still have nightmares about her around time for her birthday. I hope this is the last year.

I should know soon if I will be taking classes in the fall for my preferred field. I'm really not too anxious about it. I want to know but I just don't feel worried about it. I know that if I get in then it's His unmerrited favor.

Easter was great except that Taz got too much sugar. His system doesn't process it very well and it causes all kinds of behavior problems. I got home from work and you could almost see him vibrating!! It was awful for him (and us).

I have some great pics but I have to get them off the camera first. Hopefully soon and I can get them onto here. Very cute pictures. Despite it all, Easter was great fun!