Tuesday, April 22, 2008

earth day.

happy earth day now go take the bus or train to work. can't do that? ride your bike.
if you are like me, and lazy and have to drive (because 5 miles is just too far to walk)make sure your car is aligned and the tires are full of air and in good condition. and while you are at it, clean out the trunk and back seat of your car. driving around that extra stuff reduces your gas mileage and increases you emissions.

next, plant a tree in your back yard (or two or three). if you can't do that, buy a tree and leave it in a container on your porch. buy some plants too, they clean the air around you and enhance your well being.

i won't bother with only buying locally produced stuff because for many of us, that's just not an option. what is an option is for most of us is eating simply. we eat a lot of grains, tortillas and eggs. not a lot of meat/dairy and lots of beans. which brings me to my next to do:

if you have the space, look into chickens and grow your own produce. chickens enhance any organic gardeners backyard in so many ways that it would require a whole 'nother post.(which i plan to do, complete with pictures.) Chickens also give you little gifts in the form of an egg that has been laid by a free range, bug eating, dirt scratching chicken. how can you beat that? and do i even have to mention how much better food tastes when in comes from your own yard and from the sweat of your brow?

lastly, reuse as much as you can. this includes, finding treasures in your neighborhood trash collection, browsing craiglsist, using freecylcle and looking around your own yard to see how you can re-purpose that pile of scrap wood left over from last years shed project. in my case, i built a 10'x4'x3' chicken tractor for the biddies on less than 60 bucks ( for mesh and fencing)

ok. that's enough. i will step down (i never really got up) and let you think about what you can do to reduce your consumption of mother earth.

Friday, April 18, 2008

dear lessie

i now this has been a rough couple weeks for you and my thoughts are with you always. i hope you find time to meditate and reflect on the changes and look for the way that you can turn the negative energy and experiences into something positive. AND...try to remember that even though it's hard to see it from where you are now, better times lay ahead.

you are an intelligent woman with a heart the size of california and you will be of much good to your community and family.

so, keep a positive outlook, know that your friends are cheering you on as you do your best to be a great mother, partner, daughter, sister.



Thursday, April 17, 2008

for love of ...

my goodness!! i just looked at the date of my last post and realized it's been forever since i updated this thing. so no great mind blowing posts here-no. what i have for you is a quick update of the last two or three weeks.

my bidies have all their feathers so they are out of the bathroom and into a poorly constructed pen/coop area that i created on the fly last night. i also added a couple of new girls to the mix. they are older, bigger and way prettier. i'm also clearing paths in my superfund site of a back yard hoping that the girls will eat all the weeds in the next two weeks. ( i can hope)

the snowboard season is over as of last week and i predict that i will have all sorts of anxiety come friday since i won't get to head up the canyon for my weekly ride. i guess i can continue to work on the coop and continue the cleaning but that's not nearly as fun.

it's playoff season. that means that the soundtrack to my evenings includes announcer's voices, cheering fans and bad 90's butt rock music. good times. (actually i like hockey, just not every night) it also means that dh is compeltely busy the whole night flipping through every game. this gives me incentive to continue working outside.

i should be training for the little red riding hood century but i just can't bring myself to 1. wake up early and hit the trainer and 2. ride after work when i have so much work to do. i've got way too many excuses, don't i?

we are going to arches next weekend with fmhlisa and fam. that means i have to clean my house and my back yard because lisa is a gardening diva and i would be ashamed for her to see the mess.

and...i've been so busy with fMh and my yard that I haven't had much time devote to you guys.

love you all.


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