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Zoe got silly in my veil and I lost count and it got really goofy, but here is “I Cash Radii” It is also my first experiment with the webcam, so that and the sound need some fine tuning. I think better light will enable you to see the finer movements a little better…


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No bleeding and a plus sign is all the proof I need.

So we have slept on it. We got in a pillow fight because I asked if it was too soon to talk about names. Rob said it was and I proceeded to list off all sorts of inane names for our baby.

I am not feeling the effects yet sans for peeing a lot…but that could have to do with the weather and drinking extra water. I don’t expect I will notice much until a few weeks from now. By my clock and count I am 4 w and 6 d. We have only a few more people to tell but it’s Rob’s job and he said he would do it when he felt like it! HA! That’s kinda funny. I imagine he will make those calls this evening. it will be interesting.

So instead of making a baby in March, like we had on the docket, we shall be birthing a baby in March-April-ish. Once again we will be planning an Unassisted Birth and this time, a 100% Unassisted Pregnancy. More than half of my pregnancy with Zoe was unassisted and it was so much better than it would have been under the ‘care’ or doctors. We are both so very excited to once again be a living example of what the body of a woman was made for. That babies are made when they are made-unassisted-and they are born when they are born-unassisted and totally blissfully.

I am so excited to tell all of my wimmin friends here locally. They will be thrilled I am sure!

It’s a little hot here today and Zoe needs to nurse and nap (yep…still nursing and will keep nursing…more on nursing while breastfeeding in a future post.)

Thanks for all of your well wishes!!

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Well that is our estimated due date!

having a baby!

just found out today!

kinda knew already when I didn’t bleed on time, but you know how it goes!

baby three is on the way!!


More to come….

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Whew. It’s been a busy summer. The pinnacle was this weekend with the Cass County Fair and the ECO-Squared Fair 2007. Neither Rob or I entered anything in the fair this year, solely because we had no time. I am ready for the slow down. We did vend at the ECO-Squared part of the fair:

and gave two workshops, Thursday on Green Cleaning and Saturday on Bath and Body Products From the Pantry and Garden:

On Saturday I got to meet one of my favorite authors, Ellen Sandbeck. She is the author of “ORganic Housekeeping”, “Slugbread and Beheaded Thistles”,  and “Eat More Dirt”. I felt like a nerd. A giddy giddy nerd. I asked her for her autograph on all three of her books and for a photo:

She is really awesome! Seriously. You guys should visit her website: http://www.lavermesworms.net

and get her books! They and the number one thing I reference for green housecleaning and for non toxic gardening and chemical free pest control. We talked quite a bit about vermiculture as we are really interested in getting our worm bin started. We are going to probably go the bunny hutch route for the summertime and then of course the indoor bins during the cool months so as not to kill our hard workers. She makes worms very exciting! Her two workshops were Organic Housekeeping, which touched on topics in her book (Mine, Green Cleaning, was about the specific concoctions you can make in your home to clean without toxins) and Vermiculture.

We had numerous discussions with people this weekend wondering why I had a baby sleeping in a sling and why I didn’t have a playpen for her to sleep in at the fair. It makes my brain itch why people don’t get it. And then they marvel at how well behaved a very tired and over stimulated baby is…oy. Do I really need to go over the benefits of wearing a baby here?

So now our busy summer comes to a close. We still have the farmer’s market, which by the way has become a terrible headache solely because of one vendor. The bad apple that spoils the bunch if you will. I will write about that on another day. I have a little bit of discussing with “the powers that be” if you will, and others involved in order to resolve this mess created in their mind alone.  Don’t you completely love when people create a problem that doesn’t *REALLY* exist? It’s always a joy for me, let me tell you!

So off for now. I need to do some cleaning today and get some herbs washed and hung to dry. We went wild harvesting last night and will again on Thursday before market. We have TONS of berries! HURRAY!

Have a good day and it’s good to be blogging again. The break was thrilling too, though.

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I, with Rob, just finished watching Mel Gibson’s (Go ahead and sigh your disdain over MG being an anti-Semite…I’ll wait………………………………………………………………….are you okay now? ready to just put that aside and read? K. Good. 🙂  )

Okay, so we just got done with MG’s “Apocalypto”. I have to say that at first, when all of the gore started, I was a little turned off…especially when the bad guy ripped the baby from the mama’s arms and flung it about. I kept watching though, and it was much to my gain.

To quote Rob, “There was a lot of fucking running. Just like ‘The Last of the Mohicans.’ All that fucking running.” I think it spoke to the theme of the movie, though. It was pure adrenaline and survival and the attempt on Jaguar Paw’s part to not get caught and to not get caught up -in the end with the Spanish arrive- in the end of the world. It got me thinking about my children and how we are trying to save our children form this world. Rob asked me how the running spoke to the theme of the film. Well here is how -at least to me- in the world as I see it, we are clock bound and ever chasing something bigger, better, and more grand than what we have or have been blessed with. We -collectively-care not how we get what we want or who we hurt or trample over in the process of getting it. We are always go go go with blinders on, not seeing the impact around us. Not caring the wake we leave. Rob was put off when I said we need to save our children -and when I speak our children, I speak in terms of the Village- from the world. He said there is no saving our children form the world. We have to change the world first. THERE! said I. There is where the ideas line up. YES we need to save our children and YES it can be done and YES we need to save the world. It is done by saving our children from the world in it’s current state. Who was the quote at the beginning of the film attributed to I don’t remember, but, it said in short that a civilization cannot collapse without if it does not first collapse within. The Spanish came to the Yukatan Penninsula at the end of the Mayan’s self destruction. they did it to themselves (This is going to come back in in a later post about the Mayan Prophesies and what I think about them and what I think about my dad who is so convinced in their validity and that the world is going to completely collapse in 2012. But enough for now, more on that another time.) I do not want to see my children hauled away by people who are going to beat my husband down and rape the land and me and possibly my children. THAT is in essence what WE are letting happen every day. Every time we let someone do another something bad to our Earth, or our bodies, we are letting them destroy us even more.

Go ahead and think this is some conspiracy thing, but it simply isn’t. I am not a conspiracy nut. I care deeply not only for my children but for the children of the world and the state that we are leaving this world for them. Not just environmentally, but financially, socially, morally, etc. We are leaving everything in ruin. Perhaps the Mayans and their prophesies are right and this is the end of this age…maybe that is a good thing? Maybe colelctively after this age we will WAKE UP and see what the hell we are doing to our earth and ourselves? Maybe we will stop all the fucking running?

I might wake up tomorrow and change some of this. It’s sort of rambling at this point in my thought process, but it’s definitely something I think about daily…teaching my daughters to be interdependent, not simply independent. I strongly believe that independence has been the ruin of our society in recent and even not so recent history. We are all a part of each other and when we all begin to realize that, THAT is the start of a new age.

More later.

oh and I gotta say….the mama had a baby….in the water….a flood no less…unassisted. Oh and love the daddy wearing the baby at the end and all of the happy co-sleeping…..yeah these are the things I notice…these are the things that breed interdependence.

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first things first, Grace’s after shot:

and some neat treasures from Castoffs. I will be repainting them, but like I can wait to implement such a great find….

These are hanging in the craft room and I love them. They were tough to get up by myself, but I’m no wuss. I used ten penny nails though. Do you think that was overkill?

I am not sure what color I will paint them I have to think on it. There will definately be some fabric added to portions of them as well. I have a few ideas, but I can’t settle justyet. I have to look at them for awhile first..

So that was the day so far. Now off to baking (in freakin humidity, ugh!) and cleaning, well, just picking up really. My friend, Meredith, from high school, is coming up for the weekend. I haven’t seen her since last Summer. It should be fun.

Now off I go before lightening strikes and blows up my computer.

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I am short a few because I left the camera in the truck after my trip to the new crafters market in Pequot Lakes (overall disappointing) so they will come later after our trip to Castoffs (OH BLISS ANDJOY COME FROM THAT PLACE!)

So here they are:

asleep in the cuddle pit.

two outfits I made for sale. They are made with vintage and/or recycled fabric and plant dyed organic hemp linen. One for a boy, one for a girl, size 12-24 mos.


Farmer’s Market opening weekend. I didn’t have a canopy up that day.

backyard camping Memorial Day Weekend.

Bro-man and the babes.

Guess who went potty!?!?

1/2 of our Pileated pair.

me. planting potatos.

1/2 of the garden. The other half is on the otherside. At the bottom of the photo is grace’s little garden. Isn’t it cute!?

The peas! Almost about to flower!! YAY!

Some of the tomatos.

A little Witch welcome to the bird folk.

The toothy before. I will have the after later when we get back and I retrieve the camera fromt he truck.

Off to our aventures for the day! have fun!

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