Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track"

Lunabar and Lara Bars are among the many affected products by the Peanut Recall. Good thing I choose an Organic Braeburn Apple over a Luna Bar for a quick snack the other day. Go here to review the extensive list. Remind stores to pull all these items off the shelves if they haven't already.
This further validates my lifestyle of growing my own food and limiting packaged goods purchases. Statistically stated a half acre can feed two people for a year. Of course this depends upon your seed selection and probably then some barter and trading. Tomatoes for eggs, greens for grain that sort of system. Also freezing, canning and drying to make it through the Montana Winter Months.
I've been going through and picking out my heirloom and organic seeds. High Altitude Seeds has some specific varieties from Montana. My tomatoes need to be less than 60 days to do well and ideally indeterminate varieties.
Indeterminate means they will grow unabated and continue to produce fruit throughout the season. Determinate have a finite growth rate and produce fruit all at once.
Looks like I'll be going with Prarie Fire and the Russian Sub-Artic. This will top me out at 20 varieties for the season!
Here's the list
  • Tigerella
  • Santiam(d)
  • Thessaloniki
  • Double Rich
  • Burbank Red Slicing(d)
  • Tomato Yellow Perfection
  • Peron
  • Micado Violettor
  • Black Plum Paste
  • Caro Rich
  • Brandywine
  • Roma Paste(d)
  • Orange Queen(d)
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Zapotec Pleated
  • Chadwick Cherry
  • Costaluto Genovese

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Want an Organic Merino Wool Blanket? Here's the Inside Scoop.
This item is free when you buy an Organic Merino Wool Baby Wrap between now and FEBRUARY 14TH
Blanket comes in Organic Red Apple and measures 30inx36in.

This is a very soft, non bulky organic wool. This Certifed Organic Merino Wool Baby Wrap is made exclusively by me. I am the only US designer of Wonderful Wool Wraps.
Choose from 3 Colors.
Simply make an Organic Merino Wool Baby Wrap purchase and I'll include the Organic Merino Wool Baby Blanket($85 value)! It's my Valentine to you!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Searching for Sun

It was a cloudy day in the valley. So we went in search for sun. The inversions in this area are spectacular. They hint at the positioning of a great wall of ice that carved the valley and peaks.
In honor of the blue sky and seed planting this month we brought with us

Peapod Green, Sky Blue and Spring Meadow
check out the latest scenes of Sun Loving Baby in Slide Show Format.

Now's a great time to start your hot weather peppers and tomatoes. We really have to jump start the season here if we want fresh salsa in September. Our favorite seed companies are Seeds of Change and High Altitude Seeds

High Altitude is out of Idaho and Seeds of Change is in New Mexico. Both carry heirloom and organic seeds.
We'll showcase our favorite seeds this coming week.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

The results are in. You can suggest intentions of each issue for the non-profits to establish a solid proposal. Let's keep this movement going. We all have a voice!
The pic above is Non-Alcoholic Wines by Ariel Vineyards. You can click on the picture or here to learn more about them.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Playing with Moons

Who doesnt' love my new Organic Woven Baby Wrap in Playful Moon

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Save Hand-Made Toys! The official announcement will come tomorrow from the National Press Club. 600,000 votes came in for all the issues! We made it in the top 10.
Ten non-profits will be developed and each idea will be canvased to senators and our new president. No matter how you voted - it's about being apart of the process!

On another note, I am attempting my first wool felting project! All those ruined sweaters will have a new home as baby toys! Here's an easy tutorial on how to try it yourself!
  • Dig up wool sweaters from your closet, thrift store, friends and family

  • Throw in Wash with 1/4 the amt of detergent

  • Set Wash to Normal Cycle on Hot/Cold

  • Dry on High Heat

  • Repeat 2-3x
Now you're ready to create! Cut sweaters into funky shapes to sew and stuff, make a purse, pillow or blanket.

Wool is Wonderful

Naturally anti-bacterial
Dust-Mite Resistant
Temperature Regulator
Clean by Soaking in some Sun Rays

Even more Reasons Why we Love the Sun!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Yoga for Babywearers

Tree Pose and the Blue Down Dog

Leaning Tree or Your Suggestion?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Plow for Pie

My neighbor was kind enough to plow at least a foot and a half of snow from my driveway on Friday. My son and I were quite content wrapped to one another and bundled up in our winter cover plus an oversized snowboarding jacket. Getting out in the winter can be such a challenge for some with the frigid temps. But sharing warmth by wearing your baby and having the proper coverage over the wrap works wonders. Our wraps are substaintial enough that the "belt" band encases my little ones' feet. From afar folks often think I'm "rather" pregnant and don't realize I'm just wearing my baby!

Well, we were merrily enjoying ourselves outside. After watching the Red Crossbills and Mountain Chickadees foraging on a Douglas Fir Seed Cone surplas. We decided to dig in.

After only a single track run with the shovel, my neighbor determined we could use some help or be out there all day. He generously gave up his time to plow our drive with 4-wheeler and plow to boot.

The organic apple pie slice must of been too tantilizing. Five days before we were watching a foot of snow fall with no intention of starting the digging process till later. This is a daily affair with an average of 4 feet a week since early December. We love La Nina. My neighbor jumped ahead and plowed the drive so I offfered him some freshly made organic apple pie from my birthday.

The trade: plow for pie came through again. I've estimated a slice is worth a foot at this rate.

The pie smells so good and plenty to share!

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