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Thursday, June 21, 2007

I know what's wrong

Some of you have mentioned that I do seem a little down lately, even I have said in passing that I have been a little negative lately. I thought that maybe the Sparks run had fatigued me a bit, or maybe the weather and the fact that I wasn't able to get out side much was the culprit. It is neither of these things. I am getting sick. It is a very slow process, coming on in stages. I woke this morning stiff and sore.

It's not like abbagirl, Annabel and I went to a cowboy bar or anything last night. No dancing or mechanical bulls to account for the muscle soreness and weakness. However we did go to the Outback Steak House. I have never been there before. It wasn't bad. Those two are great. I had a wonderful time, even in my funkiness. We told each other bits of our stories. I got a friendly little scowl for not yet being 30. And Annabel and I had a good laugh and tease about taking abbagirl to a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time. My time with them was short, but almost like we were old friends comfortable. And I look forward to meeting up again, with both of them, in the future. Abbagirl is close, and Annabel, we can always call on when we take the bike down her way.

One of the ezines I write for, All Food's Natural, is having yet another cooking contest;

We are asking you to get Mushroom Creative and send your best recipes using mushrooms.

The winner won't get a cookbook about mushrooms, but Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine and Preserving Summer's Bounty: A Quick and Easy Guide to Freezing, Canning, and Preserving, and Drying What You Grow by Rodale Food Center.

All you have to do is getting Mushroom Creative and sending us your best recipe using mushrooms... Or recipes, we will consider each individual recipe as one entry.

Our mailbox is open and ready to receive your entries for the Mushroom Creative Recipe Competition and it will remain open until 31 August 2007. The winning recipe will be announced by September 2007, in the Autumn newsletter. Send your words by the last day of August 2007 using this form or by email to the with "Mushroom Creative Recipe Competition" as your subject line. Good luck to all participants!

Cool prizes I must say. If you are just beginning the homesteading life, and you don't yet have a canning guide, this is a great way to get a hold of a couple. I wish I could enter.

It isn't raining today, but it is humid beyond the comfort level of breathing. This will make for a long garden catch-up day. I also ordered some pullets last night. Hopefully the fox problem will be fixed. P~ the fox is a danger to us, law gives me the right to shot it on my land. I honestly don't want to do this. We use to watch a little red fox and her cubs from our front deck in the mornings. They were fun to see. We don't know where they disappeared to, but they were not a danger as they stayed away from us and our birds. Killing this fox does bother me, but it will either be me, or the county that does it. There is no one that will catch it and move it, and even if there was, it would just end up in another farmers life, killing their birds. Or it will die from not being able to catch wild prey.


Billy said...

Yes, last night was fun! The Rocky Horror Picture Show was a bit scary in description. I will have to make sure I don't see the movie before we go.

I hope we will be able to get together again in the near future. I know how busy you will be, so if some great idea comes to mind, I will let you know well in advance. Give me a call anytime. Please!

Get to feeling better.

Phelan said...

But if you do watch it, I could get more money for you. ;)

I was thinking, Saturdays at the Farm market might work.

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

kill it.

Anonymous said...

Tim, you too.

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