It has been a long time since I have blogged. Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana or something like that anyway. I don't really have much to say at the moment but I could just waffle on for a while and see where it gets us.
The sky is blue, the sun is trying to put in an appearance and I can hear the blackbird "Making a noise that is too big for itself". That quote is from an Audio book Euan has enjoyed this week. 'Stig Of The Dump' by Clive King. It was one of my favourites when I was about Euan's age. Stig Of the Dump was ahead of his time and a master in recycling and upcycling, in spite of the fact he is a caveman lost in time. I told you I would waffle. . .but there really is a blackbird singing his heart out. This morning I saw a sparrow looking very pleased with himself. He had a beak full of . . .chicken feathers. There will be some cosy nests around these parts!
On the matter of chickens. . .I have been very very tempted to get more. 'No' it is not practical but 'oh' they are funny. On the school run today Euan asked me 'When can we get more feathers'? he made a Freudian slip there. He meant 'chickens'. Of course we would not get so attached to our next 'flock' of 'egg producers' we are now hardened to the world of 'Poultry Farming'. We know animal = food. We would not endear to their over enthusiasm and little bright beady eyes, we would not become mutual friends, we would not talk to them in silly voices like they are babies and hold clucky conversations, we certainly would not give them pretty names, we would not get to know each of them for their own personality quirks, we would not refer to them as if they were family...our sisters, our babies. . ., we would not sit hugging a chicken in the garden or let them climb on our shoulder and they certainly won't get first pick of the fruits and vegetables in the garden. It would be straight down the line Chickens = eggs. Anyway for now 'No more chickens'! Twould be madness.
I have undertaken another 'new' fad during the last two weeks. I have a 'Juicing Machine' and I know how to use it! Every day for a fortnight I have been glugging my way through 'raw juice'. I have read all about the benefits of consuming raw vegetable and fruit juice and for now I am hooked and feeling some benefits. My 'breakfast' will typically consist of 4 sticks of celery, three handfuls of spinach, 1/4 of a cucumber, a carrot, 2 Apples and a slice of lemon. That lemon is a god send. I have just had a Pear and Parsnip Juice. It sounds wrong but tastes right. The kids will drink the 'fruity' juices and I will try and sneak a vegetable in there but they are not sold on juice just yet. I have had some disasters and learned early on that Broccoli juice is gross! Generally the greener the juice the healthier it is for you, of course though such is life, the greener the juice the nastier it is to consume! 'Crapple Juice' is tasty, Carrot, apple and lemon. Cantaloupe and Carrot is also delicious. This link will explain five health benefits of Cantaloupe. You can google this information for all sorts of herbs and fruit and vegetables. Celery is very healthy and neat celery juice is not bad.
I feel like I have waffled quite enough now. I could waffle a bit more though. I think if you have read this far you have done very well and I should give you a break.
I hope life is treating you well. XXX Lucy