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a couple of photos for showing progression. These photos are also on my flickr and have notes if you’d like to read them 🙂

Blank canvass: the appointed homeschool wall in the diningroom

The Project Plan

Some of the colors

Today’s progress: I ran out of paint. I have to get more tomorrow and finish up the chalkboard portions. I am enjoying this project and the envisioning of the end product. This is going to be fantastic. Just wait until you see my perpetual calendar after the tape comes off tomorrow! I’m excited!!


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Sometime in the wee hours this morning, or late last night, our farm had an arrival

Pretty little Alpine girl kid. Yippee! Milk in June and the Circle turns again!

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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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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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From our Wood to you….go play with the Fae Folk today!

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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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