* I just placed my first seed order of 2013 here (I buy all of my seeds and hand-tools from them and can't recommend them highly enough). Usually the process of planning and planting a garden fills me with hope. That package can't get here soon enough.
* Dottie the silver-laced Wyandotte ended the MFA Hens' Great Moulting Egg-strike of Twenty-thirteen today with a small, brown egg. I bought eggs twice and still have my butcher-eye on the three Americaunas, but everyone has until the end of the month (perhaps less if food becomes an issue).
* Pfeffer gave birth to ten kits the day before yesterday, and all but one were born alive. Today there are still nine, despite the cold. She has cocooned them in a very generously-furred nest in the hay-stuffed box I provided in her raised hutch and is being a good mama to them.
* I bought some raw clover honey and am very pleased with it. Most folks prefer local honey, but I've found it to be pricier (for some damn reason) and will (hopefully) soon be swimming in the stuff from my own back yard, so I decided to read reviews and go with an economical but delicious small-batch produced South Dakota honey. I've been reading too much Lorelei James, mebbe.
* Still feeling warm and happy because Tiffany Reisz is my twitter-friend :)
* I have a local, grassfed beef-tongue braising and my trusty meat grinder/pasta-maker sterilized and ready to go. Tonight we feast on tacos de lengua!
* Dairy-free isn't bothering me TOO-too much just yet. I think maybe because after gluten-free anything else is a snap, plus also I am used to cooking with coconut oil rather than butter or shortening from Little Child's babyhood and toddler years. Anyway, so far so good.
So that's all that I know good. How about you?