BUNDLED UP

Justin, who likes catching peoples unawares, snapped this photo of me early in the morning (just before sun was coming up) doing the watering and feeding of the animals.  I tried to fend him off with a scowl and a scolding, but of course, that didn’t work cuz he couldn’t see even my mouth yet let alone understand what on earth I was muttering.

Don’t make fun!  Sorry, then again, perhaps I will give you permission to snicker just a little bit.

Didn’t I said it was cold? I’m not kidding!  Yeah, I know “cold” is relative, but for us So Calies this weather is just about as cold as it comes at 26 degrees!

Hmmm, the more I look at this photo I keep thinking to myself that I’ve seen this photo somewhere!   I have, I have… Ah right.  I have seen it before!  It’s Laura Ingalls in the Long Winter!  In the old LHOTP editions there’s a sketch of Laura riding with Almanzo.   Don’t you see the resemblance?

P.S If you want to know more about my wardrobe ensemble.  Coat – handme down from a lady who was cleaning out her garage (didn’t have a belt so the non matching belt come from another second hand coat), handknitted scarf, turtle neck from Goodwill, pants handme downs from a friend, gloves borrowing from a friend, and a fair trade hat from Peddler’s Wagon

HomeGrown Film Review

Just received an email from someone who saw HomeGrown in New York back in November.

However, the film is more than just about a unique family farm. “Home Grown” reveals how a sustainable lifestyle is not only feasible, but absolutely expedient for a better quality of life, for the future of our planet and as a quiet protest of “the corporate powers that be”.

“Home Grown” and the Dervaes family are an inspiration on many levels, allowing you to take away from their story whatever you are ready and willing to, but unwilling to let you walk away from the film without seeing the world and your place in it a little differently.

Read full review

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P.S.  I just purchased another educational documentary to screen at one of our monthly community gatherings next year!  Thank you all who have contributed to our outreach.   Such donations help with the outreach overhead because we have to pay higher prices for such documentary DVDs because they are used and screened in a public setting.

Comments(10)

  1. Terry says:

    Ok, at first I was laughing at your winterwear, but then I read the next post where it said it was 26 degrees and stopped laughing. That’s what it is here in SE MI, at least you don’t have the 9 inches of snow to go with it! Glad to hear your plants are ok.

  2. Terry says:

    Ok, at first I was laughing at your winterwear, but then I read the next post where it said it was 26 degrees and stopped laughing. That’s what it is here in SE MI, at least you don’t have the 9 inches of snow to go with it! Glad to hear your plants are ok.

  3. Heather says:

    I’m greatly enjoying your journal. I used to have a sheep farm, but now have a tiny “urban homestead” on 1/8 acre in central Albuquerque. I’ll look forward to following your journal in the future. I keep my website to promote the idea that home food production is a possibility on any scale, but I don’t do anything as impressive as brewing my own fuel! Keep up the good work. Heather

  4. Heather says:

    I’m greatly enjoying your journal. I used to have a sheep farm, but now have a tiny “urban homestead” on 1/8 acre in central Albuquerque. I’ll look forward to following your journal in the future. I keep my website to promote the idea that home food production is a possibility on any scale, but I don’t do anything as impressive as brewing my own fuel! Keep up the good work. Heather

  5. Laurie says:

    Sending your family warm wishes! Remember, wool is a gift from God! (You should see me bundled up to go out to care for my own animals… we’re talking 6 layers here! At least no-one has snapped my photo -laugh) I long for the days of no “hat hair”.

  6. Laurie says:

    Sending your family warm wishes! Remember, wool is a gift from God! (You should see me bundled up to go out to care for my own animals… we’re talking 6 layers here! At least no-one has snapped my photo -laugh) I long for the days of no “hat hair”.

  7. Tracy says:

    Yes, you really should try it some time with a REAL prairie winter like Laura Ingalls wrote about! The cold is to your bones, and goes on for days or months 🙂 It’s a whole ‘nother world trying to take care of animals, etc. I hope I never live any further north than I am – because I can hardly handle it here! I don’t know how people in the northern Dakotas, Minnesota and Canada do it!

  8. Tracy says:

    Yes, you really should try it some time with a REAL prairie winter like Laura Ingalls wrote about! The cold is to your bones, and goes on for days or months 🙂 It’s a whole ‘nother world trying to take care of animals, etc. I hope I never live any further north than I am – because I can hardly handle it here! I don’t know how people in the northern Dakotas, Minnesota and Canada do it!

  9. rachel says:

    Holy hannah, that is *cold*! Hope it eases up for you all soon.

  10. rachel says:

    Holy hannah, that is *cold*! Hope it eases up for you all soon.

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