journeying to a more natural way of living

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new chickies, gardening, psych
got lots of reading to do for school.  but also got lots of work to do!
thus far, in the garden, i've put in a row of taters (mixed red and yukon gold) but i still have another row to do, i transplanted out some chinese cabbage and rainbow chards, i weeded and fed the over-wintered kale and chards and they're doing awesome, noted the asparagus is coming up and got to eat one today!, transplanted out some strawberries.  the peas are coming up but only one spinach has.  i have 4 more to put out, though, once they get big enough with some new kales.  The Boy and i foraged a ton of wild creasy greens and wild garlics so i sauteed them today with some kale.  mmmmm!

got some new chickies!  6.  3 reds and 3 ameraucana.  also put a couple of new plants in my cactus/succulent tub.

so all in all, been productive.  sold some more eggs and traded some for patchouli oil and patchouli soap handmade from a friend's goat milk.  oh, and made some of my own almond milk.  damn, it's good, even unsweetened!  i soaked the almonds overnight, then put them in the vitamix and voila!  fresh almond milk.  the left over almond meal is yummy, too.  might just freeze it for when i'm going to do some baking and then use it.  we'll see.  also took my kefir mother out of the fridge and am waking her up in fresh milk.  hoping i didn't leave her slumbering too long.  it looks like she's waking up, though, which'll mean fresh kefir, too.



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there apparently some way to sex them because a lot of the stores "guarantee" that they are females. these said "straight run" which might mean non-sexed, but i'm not sure. i got them mostly on impulse lol. my rooster is getting up there in years, though, so i don't mind if one of them turns out to be a nice boy. i just wish one of my hens would get broody again. i feel so sad for the poor motherless chicks. instead of their growing time being in the warm dark of under-mama, they get their warmth from a bright light. totally ass backwards to how they're supposed to grow. :(

Yeah, but I don't suppose they mind. Better than the alternative eh.

And they've got each other for company, and to sleep in a cuddle pile with.

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