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This spring I’m looking to welcome a few friendly feathered friends to our little urban farmland.

Cayuga ducks are some of my favorites as they are rather docile and tend to not wander outside their yard. They’re also one of the less noisy breeds – less quacks means more tolerant neighbors when you live in the city!

Another sure way of keeping neighbors happy is to share the bounty – these ducks are excellent egg layers!

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One of the best duck breeds for production.

Their egg shells are an exotic gray to black. 

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Ducks love some space to swim and I plan not to disappoint!

While, this year, my pond will probably look more like this one:

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I have a much more attractive, and elaborate, plan in progress!

It will look more like this dream water garden:

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Enjoying the journey of Urban Farm Living!

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Daily Treasures

Round the house and right on down.

The sun is creeping up the town.

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Little eye lashes are barely beating.

Little mouth smiles are sluggly greeting.

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Babies slumber.

Middleschoolers wonder…

Where’s the breakfast you should be making?!

Mama’s waking.

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Blankets warm with cotton feathers.

As soft as one could possibly remember.

But up. And out. “TO THE DAY!” we shout.

Places, places, wash your faces!

Seat belts, crayons, lost shoe chases!

Cradled carload to the races.

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I’ll see you all, I’ll soon return…

As the sun sinks beneath this crust of earth.

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Mother’s childs, swift and wild.

What’s your heart is my heart is our heart… so smile.

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 (Myself, Happy, and three of the little souls that I love.)

Garden Muse

There’s something magical that happens… to me… when I’m in my garden.

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Something exotic, erotic, entangling, esoteric…

I’d imagine it is most similar to the inebriation that blurred the eyes of the sailors as their Sirens sang.

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I get swept away.

My heart smiles.

My thoughts drift to the hope and wishes of mother plants dropping their fruit.

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And every thing is good.

The light is hot.

The earth is warm.

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The water climbs it’s way through the veins of stems to find thirsty pockets in leaves.

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Curious flights of butterflies land delicate on brightly bursting blooms.

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I want nothing more than to always be… where magic happens… inside of me.

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Packing an Eco Friendly Kiddo Lunch

Pack an Eco Friendly Kiddo Lunch

In my attempts to withdraw from using plastic baggies I have begun packing bite-sized side items into mini mason jars.
The jars in the picture have raw sunflower seed and home-sprouted beans. Works wonderfully, the kids feel really special at school, and the number one benefit: NO PLASTIC.

Preserving all living beings, one consumer’s choice at a time.

Bliss Now

Take a moment and think about your life.

What do you think about it?

So, whatever you think… is what you experienceright? 

Here’s something positive… to think about… and improve your life experience:

“I do what makes me happiest in this moment!”

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Repeat it to yourself throughout the day… so that you’re thinking about it.

Enjoy your Happiness!

P.S… LOOK at Happy the Elephant! 🙂 (see it here on Etsy)

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Eco-Friendly Lunchies!!

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These lunch bags are super cute and a perfect alternative for the savvy-souper!

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I suppose if you had LOTS of TIME you could sew your own… or just buy it here!

Bring your lunch in style and save the planet… ONE BAG AT A TIME.

And, Be Happy! ❤

Friendly Fox Play Tent

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I’ve created this character for children’s stories – he’s a friendly little fox named… well, Friendly Fox! 🙂

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He adventures around the forest, climbs trees and his best friend is a little girl named Bea.

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Now your kiddos can adventure with Friendly Fox in a whole new way – Play Tent with Friendly Fox!

Perfect for a rainy day indoor playtime! Or pitch it outside under their favorite tree.

Imaginations soar with this sweet little tent.

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BUY IT AT MY ETSY SHOP

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Each tent is hand painted by me and slightly unique.

The first in a series of Friendly Fox adventure children’s stories will be coming soon!