My dear husband and I were having a conversation yesterday in the car. That particular conversation sparked my husband to quote Jack Sparrow. "The problem is not the problem, your attitude about the problem is the problem." Now I'm not sure that's the exact quote but it did get me thinking. I have been wanting to write more (lets be honest, I've been wanting to write and haven't figured out how...) and as I lay it bed this morning with my two sleeping boys it occurred to me that the problem was in fact not the problem, I was thinking about it all wrong. So as I sit on the chest I made in high school in close proximity to my sleeping infant and right outside my toddlers room where I can watch him play, I think I have figured it out. Granted I am using a discarded printer paper box as my desk and the iPad as my computer, I am in fact writing.
Isn't validation always such a wonderful thing! I have been on a research binge for the past couple weeks as I have mentioned in a previous post and today I have come across some really wonderful stuff! It has all validated previous theories I have had (but had no real proof for). So if you are interested, I now officially believe that most people should not consume tomatoes as it likely causes an immune response in the body (proteins of other night shades would likely do it as well but perhaps to a lesser extent). This wasn't documented in research that I have officially found (I just haven't got to looking) but Sarah at The Paleo Mom did validate me there with her research and insight on the fact that saponins in tomatoes are used in vaccine manufacturing to promote an immune response. Specifically α-tomatine.
Well it's a new year with new adventures on the horizon. I'm not going to lie, I'm real darn proud of myself for getting this website up and running...finally. It took a while to settle on a farm name. We had to marinate for a while on this name and hubby wouldn't let it go so it ended up sticking. So here we are in all our Lucky Pluck goodness.
Well, with over 2 feet of snow in the last couple weeks that's now deciding to melt because we are also seeing sun for the first time in a few weeks hubby and little man are out on the back step chipping ice. Our jet pump is running non stop and we are crossing our fingers it doesn't need to be replaced and the check engine light in our '04 Suburban keeps coming on and shutting off. Right before the holiday's our shower nozzle broke and our drier element decided to stop doing it's job. Our house was built in the 1870's so I'm grateful it's small things. Anyone know anything about Chevy's?
Currently we are trying to figure out where we can find milk Kefir grains. It's been a hunt. I have been looking locally because I want to culture coconut milk until my wonderful neighbor The North Woods Goat had a doe that freshens and she has a spare quart of soy free, corn free goat milk for us to partake in weekly. Super excited about that! For those that don't know, it's best to use kefir grains that have been cultured in milk to ferment kefir. If I were to purchase from Cultures for Health I would have to hydrate them in milk (which we don't consume) and that would add more time to me getting kefir. The coconut yogurt this morning seemed to help though! I've had an itching for fermented dairy as has little man.
Other things on our mind are our garden, livestock for the spring and fencing. Oh the fencing. Our logger will be pulling cedar out of the woods here soon so we should have plenty of posts. Then we have to drive them all in and wire them. Not quite sure of the logistics there. Also, we are trying to figure out how we are going to run our goats in the woods (where they will do the best) with a toddler, infant in June and a husband that works full time. Lots of things to figure out! So that's where we are at currently.
Hi there, Wysteria here. I will be writing as regularly as possible on behalf of my family and regarding our adventures in farming, food, health and things of the like. My interest range widely and my brain wanders far. Namaste.