Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meet Leroy and Louise

Meet Leroy and Louise. After our matriarch Chicken Hildegarde was taken one day in clear daylight, I decided to go to the local feedstore and find another egg laying hen.  I saw this Aracauna Bantum couple and just had to have them.  Louise is already laying eggs that about are about  three fourths the  size of a regular sized chicken's eggs.  They are the cutest couple and have been an amazing addition to Chicklandia.  For now I am keeping them penned up ( they are the downstairs residents of the chicken condo) but hope to allow them to free range at some point alongside Isabelle and Chloe.
I thought that a rooster would drive me absolutely nuts but I now love hearing him call in the early hours of the morning.  It's also a great reassurance that they have survived ( the coyotes, raccoons etc etc) another night.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Naturalist John Burroughs may have been addressing your current needs when he wrote the following: "The lesson which life constantly enforces is 'Look underfoot.' You are always nearer to the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Every place is the center of the world."
Here is a quote taped to the counter of an amazing Medicine store in Gainesville called "Otter and Trout" www.ottertrout.com.   I go to this store every chance I get to purchase my choice of health care,(Plant Medicine) and talk with a really wise woman called Kimberli Otter.   I had never heard of this man until now.  We all know the quote to be true but how easily we all forget.

"Bring up in your mind all of the people who injured you in this lifetime, and one by one, offer them your unconditional forgiveness and then let them go.  Then bring up all those you have injured by your thoughts, words and deeds, even without intention. And one at a time, offer yourself that same unconditional forgiveness and just let them go.  Once you let these burdens go, you release distortions you've been carrying for years in your energetic field and you become free.  This is about liberation".  kahuna Hale Makua