Wife of a very tolerant husband and Mother of one teenage daughter in far northern Wisconsin with too many pets.
Food for Chickens
Reducing our carbon footprint means reducing our waste. We, as a small family unit, do that by recycling, using refillable water bottles, and working to replace plastic kitchen containers with reusable glass. But what we also do, which seems to have the greatest impact for us, is care for a flock of poultry. My goal is to keep my family as healthy as possible. This means doing my best to take care of the Earth, too, so that it has the opportunity to help provide a healthier lifestyle for my family, as well as the rest of the world.
Sink or Swim
I sit watching another ship pass by on the horizon, transporting it’s cargo to ports faraway. My spirit remains restless, my being transfixed by the constant sound of the waves slapping the shoreline. The water calls to me shows me the possibilities of freedom. Sink or swim? I don’t swim. Here I sit, stranded; lost in daydreams guided by ships.
A Mother's Choice
The traumatic event itself happened in early childhood, the damaging impacts became apparent throughout the turbulent teenage years, young adulthood, into early adulthood, and chronically while trying to grow, develop and move forward though out middle-to-later adulthood.
Stevie’s Home Stevie the Brittany’s Story of Claiming Our Family as His Stevie came to us as a Foster dog a year before he officially became a member of the family. We tried hard to find him his own family for a year or so before we stopped resisting his Brittany choice – the choice he had made despite our intentions – the day he moved in.