As I went about my morning work yesterday, I snapped some photos.
As the bread was rising, I stepped outside to gather some lettuce.
While picking the lettuce in the quiet of the morning, I could hear the buzzing above my head of the busy paper wasps flying around their beautiful nest just above my head.
Upon heading back inside, I spotted a couple of chickens just inside the front door that I had to shoo back outside. I headed in to finish the morning baking, wash the lettuce that would go with our supper, and help the little ones with breakfast. I reflected on the fact that so much of my energy each day is devoted to growing and preparing food for my family. What an honorable job, though, as food is truly so very important. Eating healthy and respecting our earth by growing as much as we can and then buying local and then finally to make as much as possible from scratch - those are our goals. A blog that is particularly inspiring is Farmama. She preserves so much food for her family from her farm so that her family can eat much of their own food the year round. That is our goal. To accomplish this though, we take steps and make new goals each year. The old goals truly do become habit. For example, baking two loaves of bread each morning is just part of my morning.
Warm wishes for a joy filled day,
(Thank you so much for all that are joining in on the Handmade Holiday - this is lots of fun and so wonderful to be creating for those we love.)