Right. I WISH they looked like that!!
I'm trying out a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, using almond and coconut flour. Hard to tell about the results, cause I guess my wood stove was too hot. The first batch were black all the way through after only half the allotted time. Tsk, tsk. I'll wait to do the rest till the oven cools a bit.
In other personal news (not much of it, I grant you) I'm at work on Volume 3 of the books. Have the colored diamond borders all finished and am now working on the Companions (the little drawings of plants and animals that go inside the diamonds.) I keep finding that I've selected flowers that are invasive species, and then have to go and find replacements, so it's happening in fits and starts. I'm also a bit slow in getting revved up when a book first starts, so that's part of it. I tend to watch a little too much Netflix and don't concentrate.
Other than that, I actually vacuumed and mopped the floor last week! This is something that rarely happens, so it's an event.
Am waiting for new solar batteries for the house to arrive. My current ones are slowly dying, tho since I turned off the fridge (which I can only do this time of year), there's not much call for power, so even cloudy days like this and yesterday don't worry me much.
Gee, what an uneventful life. Suits me.
Well, here we are in yet another new year. It is the custom to make lots of good wishes and prophecies and (Arrgh!!) resolutions for behavioral changes at this time. Sigh...
Been there, done that, never works.
You're gonna do what you always do, because it's habit and because you find it too much effort to engage in the "correct" behavior.
And anyway, who decides what that consists of - society, religions, or others with agendas that do not necessarily favor or benefit you? Screw 'em.
If you're some form of "socially unacceptable,"—whatever that might be— it's time to establish some self-regard. Cause in the end, nobody's gonna give a shit about what happened in your life but you, so satisfy yourself.
Seems clear to me - if we don't learn to love our home, we're going to lose it—or at least access to it, as IT will most likely survive us, if not entirely intact. So the primary goal of this website is to engender curiosity about something in nature—anything, whether it's an amoeba or the oceans. Whatever does it for you —get active, if you can, or get interested and support, if you're like me and are not able or inclined to tromp around in the woods.
I am an artist and writer, living off grid, in a strawbale house on the high mesa near Taos, New Mexico. I have four cats, and live amongst a variety of wildlife including, but not limited to: coyote, pronghorn antelope, elk, endless bunnies and jackrabbits (and myriad other rodents), ravens, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and tarantula.
The cats stay in, everything else stays out.