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journeying to a more natural way of living


crazy mad water!
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i woke up this morning to hear the creek roaring louder than i've ever heard it before. we've had some spectacular flooding here but i've never heard the water as loud as this morning. i went out to let the chickens out and the branch beside me was louder than ever so i went to investigate. obviously the culvert at the waterfall just up from me has busted and the creek is now rushing down the road, so much that it's washed the main road out! crazy, crazy amounts of water! here's some pics i took. i threw in a pic of my mountain from our hike the other day and some of my poochies, because there were altogether on my camera!

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=478833545529885&id=100002097315401

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getting drunk and eating chocolate.

DIE MONSANTO, DIE!
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the kids and i are going to join the Asheville MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO today.

they are making signs as i type.

The Girl's says "Stop mutilating our food!" and The Boy's says, "Destroy Monsanto not our genes!"

cheesily reposting my fb post, just because!
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i don't like to post about my purchases because, at the end of the day, every purchase we make is adding to the destruction of the planet, BUT - i'm going to brag right now just because!

i just bought us our new tent, an awesome coleman one that has mesh panels that allow us to look up at the sky while we sleep (on dry nights!), i also bought "The Immune System Recovery Plan" by Susan Blum, which details the ways to treat immune system fuck-ups through food, AND i bought "The Portable Jung" by C G Jung, which is a comprehensive collection of some of his best works. the two books were both used but the tent is new. i'm very excited! i shall lay in my tent and read my new books under the awesome sky. whoot!

i should add, i found Jung's "red book" online for free! the whole thing, hand written in caligraphy in his native language, with all the art work, and then the english translation. free download! so stoked!

Chickie Butts!
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The Chickie Butts!:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=409417489138158&set=a.409417315804842.98590.100002097315401&type=3&theater


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=409417412471499&set=a.409417315804842.98590.100002097315401&type=3&theater
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calorie comparison
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wow. color me shocked.

1 cup dry roasted peanuts - 854 calories
1 cup roasted chicken - less than 300 calories

wow. that handful of peanuts is not worth it! the fat content vs protein content is WAY different, too.

slog
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i've always considered myself a pretty quick reader. i know for the last 9 years i've had difficulty reading books, attention span destroyed by kids! but i still read a lot online and magazine articles. and a good koontz or chrichton or whatever thrown in every now and then. and the odd few chapters here and there out of parenting books or gardening or herb books. but this class is kicking my arse. i spent all day reading and i got 3 chapters done. all day for 3 chapters. that's insane! i know there were interruptions (dogs, kids, phone calls, chickens), and the chapters are long and really information dense, but i sat and read pretty solid for most of the day. and all i got done were 3 chapters. and they didn't give me what i needed to answer today's discussion question and then discuss it, so i had to do some other reading. wtf! i know it's going to be this hard when i get to the algebra class, too. subjects that hold zero interest for me and have zero applicability in my life or potential chosen career. thankfully, most of the other classes look interesting. god, i hope so. this slogging through sucks!

do you have any tricks to share for slogging through pages and pages and pages for days after days after days for 7 weeks of stuff that makes your brain hurt?

the smooch on webcam!
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394225010657406&set=a.377960745617166.91451.100002097315401&type=1&theater

Good Things
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Spinach. Raw. Organic. Grown on my friend's farm.

Lots of it.

Eaten like chips. Mouthful after mouthful of SuperFood, fresh from her garden to my mouth.

Heaven!

hi-larious!
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this just made my day, so i'm sharing. good stuff! i have tears rolling down my face. i am obviously truly evil bwahahahahah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=anf2qEjec3U

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