Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lazy Mama, Crazy Mama

"I'm just a lazy mama! I don't over-think it. I don't really plan anything. I just go with the flow and don't worry about it."

You mention this in response to almost everything I say about Baby Bee. About how we "do life."

I know you don't mean anything when you say it.

Pre-Season (Kale Chip) Harvest

I grow kale everywhere. Outside in the garden. Outside in the front garden. In the greenhouse (read: ugly hoop house in the front of our yard.) Inside to get a jump on kale starts when the greenhouse is full. It's pretty much an insatiable love for kale chips.


5# of kale. Phase 1: Harvest the kale from the plants. Go for the outermost leaves
and use scissors for easy leaf cutting.

Adventures with Literal Baby #5

A sweet cousin of Baby Bee's gave him some of her old books, including a fun book about 10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the bed. Pretty much a guaranteed hit.

Yep, that's right. A hit.

Let me back up.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Restoring the land, making space

The goats cleared out almost all the blackberries from their paddock and we are looking at fencing off a second area that is overrun in salmon and blackberries as well.

Of course as they eat away the foliage we get the pleasure of uncovering more yard decor. I haven't figured out just how people dump things on any land--let alone their own. Instead of feeling ownership over our property (well, let's be honest our mortgage company own most of it anyhow), I mostly feel responsibility. Like I should leave it no worse than I receive it--preferably better.  I want to nurture it so it continues to give back to me and anyone else who ends up here. 

Sometimes things look so neat and tidy until I pull back some of the ground cover and then WHAM! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dual purpose

Lula Mae, Chloe and December had a male visitor last month in hopes of bringing goat babies into the world early this fall. Davinci came and left, but hopefully he left a little of his genetic material behind to become his legacy.

Lula (see later in this post to see how much December looks like her!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Adventures with Literal Baby: 4

During in-home therapy today

Kinder Love Bee's photo.

 Ring, Ring.

*no response*

"Babybee the phone is ringing. Pick it up"