The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The now happily married wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
Australian beast-in-law: the transplant from Australia who swept the Cave Dweller off her feet
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 19 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper, now part time college geek
Pickle: The 17 old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 15 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 13 year old drama king
Don Juan: The 12 year old ladies man
Duck: The 9 year old cutie patootie
Doodlebop: The 7 old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 5 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 5 old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 4 year old firecracker baby
Biscuit Smidge: the 4 month old shrieky dragon granddaughter

Monday, January 31, 2011


Stay out of my home school decisions and leave my family alone. It's no one's business how we choose to homeschool. My kids don't need your "help". Know what you are getting involved in before you decide there's a need. Especially when there might already be help in lace.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eating in public

I am haavig a ferocious breast feeding mother moment.

I am very extreme about my breast feeding.And I just don't care what people think about it. I's my child's RIGHT to nurse-it is her food, it is her comfort, it is her drink when she's thirsty,  it is her medicine, it is a nurturing. And if people are so insecure about my breasts being used for those things, then they need to take a long walk off a very tall cliff.

Beyond that, what would make any sane person think that it's okay to walk up to a perfect stranger, pull aside a sling to "peek at the baby" and then be horrified to see my bare breast? And then to have the nerve to tell me that she's too old to be nursing?

Just who in the world do they think they are? Until we became 'civilized', the AVERAGE age for weaning a child was between 2 and 4 years of age. My children should be so lucky. I've been happy to get 2 of mine to 18 months and one to 22 months.

Don't piss of the nursing momma. You might get an earful. I relish my quit snuggle time with my nursing baby.
I had hoped to tandem nurse Duck and Princess Crankenstein, but Duck chose to be done 3 months before her sister arrived. It bugged me, but it was her choice. Breast feeding is a natural, healthy expression of care, love and commitment between a mother and her child, and as long as both are comfortable in their nursing relationship, who the hell's business is it? And how rude to look in my sling-without waiting to be warned, without waiting for permission, and then be angry because you saw my breast. It was covered until you peeked.

Leave me alone when it comes to my personal choices regarding my family. And I'll leave you alone regarding yours.


I am in love with seeds right now. Just bought
Gourmet blen of beets
Early Jalapeno
Purple Petra Basil
Chioggia Beets

Seeds are marvelous!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Garden time

I know, I know. Most of the country is covered in snow oday, literally. And I'm talking about my gardens....

Herb garden for sure. Nettles, mullein, plantain, calendula, and hopefully this year I can get a few elder berry bushes and I'd like to have a hawthorn tree. Sage, oregano, basil, chocolate mint, catnip, spearmint, lemon balm.

Veggies: Tomatoes, onions by set-Colorado candy I think, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, yellow beets, choggia beets, brussel sprouts, beans-pintos, and green. Jalapeno, red and yellow peppers. I am considering potatoes....and I think I want to do reds and blues. Odd, huh?

Sunflowers and wild flowers in the front yard. And I hope we can start planting some pines in the front yard this year.

And I am hoping my Darling will let me get  ducks again. I know we're getting turkeys, but I really miss my ducks!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New obsessions

 Mystery Sock
 Aspen Treat(aka Sliding Leaves)
 Frozen Jurassic Lettuce(aka See You Later)
Chocolate Chipped, Double Dipped(aka Cranberry Biscotti)