Wednesday, January 10, 2007

See what my better half built

We call it the Elf Bed, but actually it's a beautiful cradle for our darling grandson. More pictures can be found on the Lo Gap Woodworks site - look under furniture, then click commissions and scroll down. Zayden is growing fast and Kevin will be building a crib for him soon. Mom and baby have gone home now, but soon she'll be back at work and Grandma gets to babysit. Can you say 'spoiled grandchild'? Because that's exactly what this little one will be.

So far, the winter here has been pretty mild. Which is good, since Kevin's been working so much, we haven't had much time to stockpile wood for the stove. It's a good thing we've got a lot of hickory -- it's the one wood that burns very well and very hot while still green. We did find time to order the plastic for the greenhouse this week, along with all of the garden seed we'll need for this year.

I'm really looking forward to this year's garden. With all the contamination that hit the fresh produce market last year, it's always nice to 'grow it yourself'. At least that way you know exactly what you are eating. You just can't say that about what you buy in the stores these days.

And it's getting worse. Now the FDA is planning to allow cloned meat and dairy in our grocery stores and not require that it be labeled as such. Can we say "yuck"? Makes me very glad we don't eat any meat other than venison that we don't raise ourselves.

So 2007 is off to a wonderful start. If only half of our plans play out the way we want them to, we're going to have a very good year.

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.