YodaMamma MS & More

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Location: Crescent City, Fl, United States

I am 60, have MS, am an avid cook, love making candles (soy) and watching the endless parade of Nature outside my home. I treat the MS with supplements and LDN, I do not use any of the C.R.A.B. MS meds, we don't get along well. I was married for 13 years, we were together for 15. We are now divorced. Sad, that. I do still love him, but ONLY as the father of my baby. Better to keep it civil, hurts the child(ren) less that way, but is oh-so-hard to do sometimes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I have been asked if this place is hard to heat..well, with 16" walls and triple insulated windows, no, we could heat it with a candle! Rob installed a woodstove and even on a cold day we can get it so warm my coconut oil melts...all the way across the room! So heating really is not a problem :-)
This past weekend was my birthday. It was Saturday, but we had the party on Sunday. It was a lovely time, BBQ'd burgers and chicken, kids had a good time playing. Everyone loved Mischief (the goat). I got some lovely goodies :-) even the chickens put in an appearance.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I've been reminded that I have yet to post a picture of the outside of the house...well, here it is! It's bigger then it looks. You can see that there are two large covered porches, the bottom one wraps around the far side of the house as well.
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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another pic of Mischief
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Mischief and more

Meet Mischief the goat. She is a 2 year old Oberhasli. She follows us around like a dog and is very very sweet, but she DOES live up to her name! I've never had a goat before, but I must admit I'm totally hooked! we got her through a freecycle type of ad, she was bound for the butcher if someone didn't step up for her, and of course we did, and couldn't be happier! And there was an extra bonus...we've become friends with the lady who placed the ad. By way of clarification, it was not her goat, she is the herdsman (herdsmistress?) and when the ranch owner decided to cut Mischief from the herd she placed a desperate plea, and it was that call that I answered. She makes awesome soaps from the goat's milk, and other goodies...I have connected her with another friend who runs a spa from her home, to sell her goodies there, talk about a perfect connection! And Rob is going to be doing healings there as well...AND we've got a salt lamp in there, and she might be using some of the Solay products in her work. PLUS, I've been making an arnica salve that I've been using for almost a year, so many people have told me I should package and sell it, that I went and ordered some jars and am going to put it out for sale in her spa as well...and I'm going to send it to some MS'rs, since I feel they could benefit from it (as I have).
Saturday is my 53rd birthday. we're having a party on Sunday, and everyone mentioned above is coming, so they'll all meet. I have the feeling they will also be instant friends...
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Life and Death on the farm

It has taken me a few days to be able to really write about this. The raccoon Rob shot? Well his big brother came the next night and killed every last chick. Karma? Maybe. More like the nature of things. That does not make it easier. All my beautiful girls, dead. If it was Karma, it was on overdrive...or on this case, overkill. But you know, the world continues to turn, the sun to rise, the rain to fall. Friends, some whom I don't even know, are filling the hold. A Neighbor is giving me a pair of Banties, Ok, so Banty eggs are not my big brown lovelies, but an egg is an egg. And she is bringing us some ducks, Moscovies, the scourge of Florida, but apparently much desired in other parts of the country, like here. And a friend of hers has a hen gone broody, and will give us the chicks when they hatch. But I still mourn, and will mourn, my sweet girls.
We are also seeking Guineas...there are ticks and bugs and all sort of delicacies here for them. Rob is going to build a new coop, right off the back, going out from the door that leads to nowhere, and making it lead to somewhere, and this way *I* will be able to care for them and keep them safe. I DO feel guilty, I kept getting the urge to open the bedroom windows that night but it was cold so I didn't. If I HAD, we would have heard the ruckus and might have been able to save at least some of them. The raccoon pawprint Rob found was 2" wide and 3" long...had to be at least a 50# critter. It even tipped over the big rabbit hutch. The rabbits survived but all escaped, so we have free-range rabbits now. I REALLY need to learn to listen to my voices.
Mercury is Retrograde, cantcha tell?
And there is even more life growing...KaliKa is pregnant. the kittens Phoenix had are now almost 8 weeks and Chizzle will go to his new home on Friday. Misty purred for me this morning, and the other one, Freya, we've had to rename Loki, since She is a He.
Happy Forth of July, everyone.