Category: 2018 Goals

January 8th – Growing pains, and future plans for privacy

So on January 4th a code enforcement lady came and told me I had to get rid of all of my chickens, and ducks because someone complained of a smell but I free range my chickens so there isn’t a concentration of poop in order to create a smell, even  so I re-homed all but 3 hens and a chick. one is laying its a leghorn “Emma” (white with red comb and waffle) the other 2 have until march to start laying and if they aren’t then i’ll figure it out then.

the whole experience has been a complete nightmare. the first day felt like I was dumped in the ocean and sank to the dark dark bottom where i could never be saved. day two: I took the ducks to a friends house and  I re-homed all but the ones i had except Emma, I re-homed her and didn’t realize how much she really meant to me, not just because she lays eggs with corn free feed but because she is just an awesome chicken, she eats out of my hand and comes right up to me when i’m sitting in the hammock outside, probably to get treats but she has made it so much easier its hard to imagine if she were still gone, she is the light in my darkness somehow and so i feel hopeful about the future because of this one chicken it’s truly amazing.

Day 3 and 4 have pretty much been cleaning up the back yard and making plans on how i’m going to make my backyard more private and how i’m going to grow all my own produce in my back yard so that I have more privacy from the city and my neighbors.

January 3rd – I saw a Hawk!

Today I saw a Hawk! I got home from work and was relaxing for a bit in my hammock in my backyard and it flew over 3 different times, what I found really interesting about it is the ducks and my leg horn chicken made a bunch of noise sounding the alarm and while they made all that noise all of the other chickens went and hid and when the ducks and the leg horn stopped they slowly came back out but I really love that the ducks and chickens look out for each other and try and keep each other safe.

I made my corn free shampoo using: coconut milk, castile soap, apple cider vinegar, 5 drops tea tree and 5 drops lavender. it’s ok it lathers nice and it fizzes a little like a bath bomb but next time I think i’ll use different essential oils ( I don’t really like tea tree and lavender) but it cleaned my hair and conditioned it and i’m pretty sure I can stop using my deep conditioner since it just makes my hair oily now.

well I’m exhausted tomorrow I’ve had a long day I’m mixing more of my chicken feed mix and i’m securing part of my yard getting ready for my garden, goodnight

january 2nd 2018

Today I woke up and really felt good it was a good day, and I got some cleaning and cooking done and I was looking at one of the other books i got yesterday which was this cheese book  and a lot of recipes call for citric acid which 90% of the time in processed foods is derived from corn but that made me think “what about that other 10%?” so I started searching and some citric acid is derived from Non-GMO cane or beet sugar and I found an amazing website that sells it and other cheese making supplies which you can get from  https://www.culturesforhealth.com  which by the way i found out is connected to the book! but soon I will be getting my supplies so I can make my safe corn free cheeses YAY! on a unrelated subject I lost track of time and I wasn’t able to make my shampoo but i will be doing that tomorrow morning, Goodnight whomever is possibly reading this.

January 1st 2018

January 1st 2018

Today I spent the day with my wonderful fiancee Alexx, we went to savers, and then Barnes n noble since it has been a long time since either of us have been, so I went and looked for a possible corn free recipe book and i thought i maybe “Jennifer’s Way Kitchen : Easy Allergen-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for a Delicious Life” would be a great place to start but after further reading discovered that it wasn’t truely corn free because it called to use Xanthum gum as an ingredient right off the bat, which is a corn derivative used as a thickening agent in ice cream, breads, lotions, soaps and more… it really frustrated me since in the allergen listing in the front of the book states that its corn free… (what a load of horse shit) so i put it back and went to a cookbook that caught my eye earlier and took a look for curiosity’s sake and was pleasantly surprised, the book is “Nourishing traditions”and where it doesn’t mention anything about being corn free but it gives just a huge fountain of information about the benefits of animal fats, proteins, and gives some great information about what inhibits vitamins, hormones and gives me some answers on how to get my needed amino acids, and vitamins that i can’t get in a pill or tablet due to corn or corn derivatives and made me feel a little less doomed.. but over all today was great to be able to spend time with Alexx and find such a wonderful book..what a great first day of the new year! cant wait to see what the rest of the year will bring.

 

Sneak peak: Tomorrow i’m going to attempt to make my own corn free shampoo.

 

Hello world of 2018 – Four goals for this new year

Hello world of 2018 – Four goals for this new year

Hello and welcome to this New year of 2018 full new goals made, achieved, and maybe failed. 

  1. Grow enough produce to feed my family, and myself to the point that we have such an over abundance and can share it with others.
  2. Figure out and find new corn free recipes.
  3. Raise awareness of this sort of allergy and/or tolerance and help others with the abrupt transition of going corn free. -It isn’t easy by any means!.
  4. Lose up to 120 pounds by the time of  2019.