Thursday, March 26, 2009

I have way too much time on my hands

So, as you can see, I made some changes to the blog.  If you hate it, or want something different, you're welcome to change it yourself, or tell me.  I've added sections for each of us to write their philosophy of domesticity, and I learned a little bit about html.  Can I count that for being domestic?  Probably not.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I saw this in Seattle this week, and I thought immediately of the BODC:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Does Home Haircutting Count?

Or does it just make me white trash?  Don't answer that.

This weekend I decided that I needed a haircut.  After much thought, I decided that I should just do it myself.  (With Ben's help to do the back.)  It turned out much better than I thought it would, and so far I'm quite pleased with myself.  It also helps that my hair is super curly and therefore you can't tell if it's uneven.  Also, it's much more fun to hack of large handfuls of hair than I ever thought possible.  Here's the results:

Before:  (Definitely very easy, but very blah.)

I hadn't cut my hair in a year!

Much better.

Anyway, I'll see how I feel about it when it dries, but for now, I'm quite pleased with this new experiment in domesticity.  (If cutting your own hair counts. . .)

Friday, March 20, 2009


Today, I bought chickens. Eight chickens to be exact. Four Rhode Island Reds, two Buff Orphingtons, and two Americaunas. I also bought feed, straw, and a heat lamp. I have no idea what I am doing, but it is fun so far!!! They are going to lay eggs, in my chicken coop (yet to be built), and it is going to be wonderful. Very balls out, I know.

My poor, long-suffering husband agreed to the chickens... but I don't know what he is going to say when he comes home from work today and realizes that chickens are loud. :) I don't know where we are going to put them so we can sleep at night!!!

In other news, I traded my sourdough bread to my neighbor for homemade yogurt and freezer jam. Very cool. Next week, I am hoping to trade some bread for fresh goat milk. Even cooler. Then I will make cheese. Fresh goat cheese. This is going to be a great summer!!! Balls out ladies - the gauntlet has been thrown.