My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Quail Experiment

Although Hubby and I have decided to raise quail once we've bought our mini-farm, neither of us have eaten either the quail meat or quail eggs. It's time we did, don't you think? So Hubby got online yesterday and found a someone nearby (well, within 45 min driving). We're taking a drive up on Sunday to get 2 quail birds and a dozen quail eggs. Hubby neglected to get the price and whether the birds will be alive or not so.... won't this be fun!

I'm planning on taking pictures of our cooking experiments so will post them here. Won't it be nice to know if (1) we actually like quail and (2) if I can cook them to be decent eating?! Plus, the Kid isn't thrilled about trying eggs from anything other than a chicken so... perhaps (ssshhh) I'll mix 1 or 2 quail eggs with a chicken egg, or better yet, give him scrambled eggs on Monday and not tell him they are quail.

Ah, the things mothers do!

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I have a dentist appointment in about an hour, then the Kid needs a haircut, we need to pick up more gluten-free bread at Vitamin Cottage (Montina - very yummy), and then I have a "woman" doctor appointment, after which I plan to go to target to get one of those quick blender thingies so I can make smoothies. We have one. Or two. No clue what box they are in and I don't feel like hunting for it. Them. Whatever.

My eating yesterday was excellent. GF raisin bread for breakfast. Avocado with GF crackers for lunch. Snack was pecans and dark choc kisses. Dinner was a baked potato, carrots and a turkey GF sandwich. Did have 1 7-up but mostly drank herbal tea. I was dead-tired by the time Hubby was ready for bed, and passed out quickly. Hard long day but left me with a good feeling that I did my best to be healthy.

Now if I can just get rid of the pneumonia! I've started getting nauseous in the morning too, but no it's not what you think... it's the yuck night-time accumulation getting into my stomach.

Ok... enuf grossness.

The Kid had a writing assignment yesterday "write a short story about Krypto the Superdog" which is one of his favorite characters. He's pretty much written a book... I had to tell him to put it away and finish the rest of his schoolwork. He plans to finish the story today while I'm at the dentist (quaking here). I knew today would be a long day gone so I planned for him to only do math. Hopefully finishing the story will keep him busy at the dentist. Maybe he'll take a couple of books too. I'm soooo glad he's an avid reader like I am.

I want a cheeseburger.

The "woman doctor" appointment, which is actually with a man, will not only check my breast/underarm lump, but also check my hormones, do a pap, and do an overall check to see what the hairy heck is going on since all of the tests I've had over the past 3 years show I'm NOT in menopause, and yet, I barely cycle. I'm hoping this gyn is a bit more knowledgeable and can help figure out why I'm not pregnant. I don't have much time left, seeing as I'm over 45.

I guess that's it for now. I'm excited about trying quail this weekend. The Kid is excited that today is a short school day. Hubby is excited about drawing the logo for the school. And I have more work to do for the Kid's life skills subjects this afternoon upon our return home.

Have a great day, everyone! Vikki


Anonymous said...

A Mother's job is never done! And I might add A Wife's job isn't either!!! Lord, I thought when the kids all moved away I would have some down time. HA! I am busier now than ever.
And now it is time to start my seeds for the garden. Here in FL we start about the middle of Jan for planting in mid March. I don't if you have heard how cold it is (I know, I know we don't know what cold is) but it has been in the twenties for 5 nights and only in the 40's during the day. BRRRR! Would all you nice people please close the front door so we will warm up again? : ) It is expected to do this for another week! We could have snow flurries Thursday evening. That is just wrong. Can you say "GLOBAL WARMING"? Do you know where to stick that Global warming BS? If you are reading this Mr. Gore call me....we will talk!
Thanks for all you do Vikki! Your the best.

Vikki said...

Ok, I'll close the door but I gotta fan out the cold air first, cuz we're expecting negatives tonight. Heard the orange crops aren't handling the cold well.