i'm dying over a couple things i stole out of alison's etsy favorites just now. perhaps i shouldn't be thieving her faves and posting about them. maybe i should be a better friend than that..maybe i just can't control myself...
the farm house is from lucy and ellen and
the folk art wood cross is from great findz.
and then i just remembered that this vintage rag rug below from harriets daughter which i bought (!) came from alison's favorites, too. omg, i am bad. (luv ya teenangster:)
i guess i'm in a country-heavy farmhouse phase.
ok, but really, here's the news in these parts:
i planted part of my garden yesterday and built the kee-utest trellises for my peas. i also cut up some sprouting potatoes and i'm letting the cuts heal then i'll plant those. i started some french fava beans indoors awhile back from dried beans riana sent me from france. i'm worried they won't grow properly because i got them going a bit late and they don't like to produce their pods in warm weather. fingers crossed.
also, we got our baby chicks last week. they've been living in a box upstairs and i love them. all 12 of them. but they are stinking up my bedroom. i will try to get some pictures taken today to post. they are truly growing like weeds. their feathers came in overnight, it seems. momma's so proud.
and last, as i may have already mentioned, i have been reading eating animals by jonathan safran foer. i've educated myself a lot about factory farming over the last couple years but still i've sometimes succumbed to buying grocery store meat. NO MORE. i've finally, once and for all realized i can't do it. i've reached that critical point of knowledge with the subject where i know in my heart that the system is too cruel, unethical and unsustainable to accept. so we have been altering our diet around here and making changes which will be permanent. We are eating lots more meat-free meals and occasional local meat meals.
what's your food lifestyle and philosophy? if you've got some thoughts on the subject i'd love to hear them.
happy monday mes amis,