My Mom is the best. She is why I am the way I am, or at least a big part of why.
She is why I knit.
She is why I can sew (a little bit).
She is why I make homemade laundry soap.
She let me raise chickens for FFA in her basement even though I never built a coop like I was going to...that was a really smelly summer (you'd think I would learn, now I have turkeys in my own basement!).
She taught me how to grow a garden.
She is why I put up trim in my house and paint without waiting for Brian to do it all.
She is why I recycle.
She does not laugh at my hair brained ideas and she doesn't think I'm a hippie for doing the things I do (or at least she doesn't voice those thoughts ;) )
She pets my cat and comes to visit us even though she can't stand dog drool or cat hair.
She even let my puppy sleep on the couch with me at her house.
I can always call her even if it is late or we've been fighting, and she will listen and forgive me even when I don't apologize.
She is why I keep trying to make bread. I think she should come over and help, it used to rise perfectly when I baked it with her.
She is why I love going to the farmers' markets.
She is why I mute all the commercials even though it drives Brian crazy.
She is why I always keep our toilet lid closed (although you left it up last time you were here, what the heck Mom!?).
She is why I am so independent.
My Mom is the best... I hope you're all lucky enough to have someone in your life like her! :)
What started as a blog about the happenings here on our Centennial Farm has now evolved in to a little more personal account of things from my point of view as a new farm(er's) wife. Stick around for awhile and hopefully you'll learn a little about everything from industrial and sustainable farming to raising livestock to being green and maybe even catch a good recipe or two. Enjoy!
We're on our way out of debt and on to greener pastures...