On another food note, our local Farmers Market starts this Saturday, April 3. I would like to throw out some challenges for everyone.
1. Grow at least one edible item this year, or buy local. By local I'm talking about from your local farmers, farmers market, etc. Not your local fast food chain.
2. Read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver (or get it on cd and listen to it)
3. Read "Harvest for Hope" by Jane Goodall
4. Watch "Food, Inc." (we rented it at our local video store)
Educate yourself on REAL food. Michael Pollan, another food author, says we have three votes a day, every time we pick up our fork. Let's all change our eating habits together!
Now, on a lighter note, I would like to introduce you to someone (thing) that I have known for years. Meet Stubby.
I know, Stubby is not a pretty name, but we called him/her (I think her) that because she has lost most of her tail. She has been in our neighborhood forever and she is not afraid of us. She is old. Very old. And becoming lazy as you can see by the photo. She laid down to eat one of my home-made dog biscuits. And no, we don't have a dog (yet!) but I made them for a craft show I had back in November. I've been feeding the leftovers to Stubby, along with a few peanuts. Stub wouldn't leave us alone at the craft show! It was on our front porch, and we had to close the door to the porch to make her go away. So cute....for a rodent.
PS - Tomorrow I'll post a good muffin recipe from scratch.