Monday, May 07, 2007

Out/About


I have a new obsession. The kind and ever-helpful Rebecca told me how to install a site meter, and now, what fun to check it and see where all these people are coming from! About a fourth to a third of my visitors are Google hits, how about that? Now if the rest of you lurkers would just come out of the woodwork! Maybe if I offer a giveaway?

Since moving to a tropical climate (there's a banana tree in my yard) I've really wanted to grow fresh salad greens, but I've been at a loss as to what to plant that will thrive during the 9 months of the year it's 80 degrees and above. The kind folks at Homesteading Today suggested Malabar Spinach and Amaranth, so I'm off to order some seeds. Will report on results later.

Also along the lines of growing nutritious food, the kids and I started some wheat sprouts today, using these instructions. They are simple and non-intimidating. Sprouting is *such* a cheap way to get superfood. I hope we're successful.

My friend Erica, who blogs at Fishbowl Sense points us to this article, which tells what stay-at-home moms are worth. Over $138,000 a year! Wow!

The iMonk has a great piece up on family meals. I don't always agree with him, but he's often worth considering, and overall this one was great.

Finally, but not least, Sara has some beautiful thoughts on the Proverbs 31 woman. She's far more green than I am or probably ever will be, but I love her heart to be a good steward of God's creation and to follow Him wholeheartedly. And I love her blog's new look, too.

That's it for now. Hope you find some inspiration among all the butchered grammar and punctuation here today. Somehow my brain's a bit fuzzy. My glasses are broken; probaby once they're fixed I'll write more clearly too.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the mention, CG.

Now you're reminding me about sprouts. In the past, we have enjoyed them very much, and they are very easy to make, but I confess that since I started the blog I haven't made them.

I did make kefir today, though. The trick is to set the timer on the stove, so that I don't boil the milk over. ;)