At New Years it is easy to dwell on all that one hasn’t done. When one is self employed, it can be even easier to get into a self-inflicted slump. I thought that I would be overwhelmed come New Years with feelings of inadequacy, but instead I found myself feeling better than I expected about the year we have had. After all, we accomplished a dream of mine: to sell at a farmer’s market and my buying club has been an OK success. I look forward to working on making it better, and we have finished the kitchen to a point where it is really workable. Moving to Long Island has been a bit difficult psychologically because when I envision my ideal life, I want to be on a farm. Yet, I didn’t marry a farmer in large part because of the financial instability that plagued my childhood even though I wish to be one myself. So, I have been trying to dwell in the positive.
We have made a lot of headway on the house, my husband jokes that I make it look too nice on Instagram because it is still a work in progress, which makes me giggle. Truth be told I have been putting a lot of my creative spirit into the house which has been nice too. I have started to do some pastels and hope to work on a big painting of pigs on pasture. Stay tuned for that!
Some of my winter super food favorite: white kruat chee and turkey bone broth that is made with only a turkey carcas (with some meat) water and sea salt. The secret is a nice fervent boil until it becomes dense with collagen.