Tuesday, August 21, 2012

10 Things I cannot live without

I saw this article by Adam Van Koeverden, and got thinking about what 10 things I cannot live without.  It was harder than I thought, but here it is:
  1. My husband and children - Obviously.  
  2. My canning equipment - I use it for so much more than just jam or relish.  I use it to make soap, lotions, cheese, yogurt and more.
  3. My chickens - Mostly because I am addicted to home-grown eggs.  Since starting my paleo diet, they have been my go-to snack.  Hard-boiled or fried, they are quick and give me energy to keep going.
  4. My goats - Pets that produce milk for cheese, yogurt, etc.  Awesome.  If you asked me 10 years ago, I never would have thought I would feel this way.
  5. My minivan - Any minivan actually.  I am not emotionally-invested in my 6 year old Ford Freestar, but how else could I drive kids to school, soccer, hockey, football, dance class, and so on.
  6. My computer - It has taken the place of my cookbooks, my telephone, my mailbox, my television, my calendar, and definitely enriches my social life, as I can cyber-socialize with people all over the world with similar interests.
  7. My mascara and lipbalm - I am a low-maintenance girl, but still a girl.
  8. My gardens - I will always need a place to plant stuff.
  9. My black Skechers flats - I love those shoes, so comfy, and goes with everything I wear.
  10. My Canon T3i - I just got it this past year, but it is true love.
There are lots of other things I could add, like my pottery, my new and wonderful coffee table.  What 10 things can you not live without?

Monday, August 20, 2012

I love my country neighbours.  
My garden has not done very well this year.  My neighbours know it, so one neighbour has given me literally tonnes of cucumbers in varying colours and sizes (for pickles, relish, eating, and lots for the animals), another neighbour dropped off the rest of what you see here.  Another neighbour cut my front lawn for me, and yet another cut my hay and my back lawn.

Sunday, August 19, 2012