Tuesday, January 31, 2017

diagnosis: birdnesting

I took my sewing machine for repair yesterday and I learned the technical name for the problem I am having with the unit - who knew!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Saturday In The Park

I will watch classic rock infomercials all night, every time - Saturday In The Park is a super jam!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

fire cider

FIRE CIDER is a tincture and tonic, a fermented concoction of goodness that has many health benefits - I made a jar for myself this week:

fresh horseradish root from the garden - dug it up from under the snow!

into the blender with a bunch of other STRONG ingredients

blend and enjoy 1 TABLESPOON per day!  Many recipes call for simply mixing the raw ingredients and not blending them, but I actually enjoy eating the stuff.  Kiss me!

this was the recipe I used, though there are many variations out there

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January thrift haul

To add to my collection of vintage health food cookbooks, two excellent finds: The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two from 1978 (here was my post when I found book one) and another raw food "cook" book from 1980 - love these! $1 each

A true 1940s shabby chic single bed spread in a beautiful floral/berry pattern - it has a hand written history sewn on the inside naming all of the family members who owned it over the years $5

A real 80s dress in tartan polyester - ruffled side button in effect $3.00

Saturday, January 21, 2017

March on, my sisters!

Be safe at today's marches, women of the world!  Pussy grabs back!  Nasty women unite!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

turkey friends

A beautiful flock of wild turkeys have been visiting the farm this Winter

Thursday, January 12, 2017

where's the lint roller

We like spending the night at Sue's farm, but sometimes there's pet hair on the towels.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

who's the girl with the popcorn feet

A very elegant side-saddle double turkey leg from Cozy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

best boat name ever

photographed yesterday at Bass Lake, MI

Monday, January 9, 2017

heavy nettle

There are many proven health benefits to drinking stinging nettle tea, so yesterday I made a pitcher full, and nursed it throughout the day.  Towards the afternoon I wasn't feeling so well - bloated, nauseous - then I read the fine print on the tea package: do not consume more than 1-2 cups per day.  I drank 6!  Feeling fine today :-)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

duck lips

Plastic duck head fan from the Asian store

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

for our New Year

My good friends Dahlia & Andy sent this as their holiday card
It's universal great advice & observations