Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On my way to granola town- Birthday Edition

So each week I write about something I'm doing different in our life that might fall under the category of granola.  Most of it is changes to our food, as we want to incorporate better quality, local, healthier, and in most cases cheaper food options.

But this week is different.


Today is my birthday. 

Not just any birthday mind you, but one of THE birthdays.  Yes, today is the end of an era for me.  Today I am officially no longer a twenty-something.

So in honor of the day of my birth, I'm going to make some granola wishes I hope to fulfill in the future.  Here goes!

1. I want to master sourdough bread.  I've already taken the first step and made my first starter.  Most people keep theirs for years and even name them.  We named it LG- for little girl- that one is all Elizabeth, don't ask. 

Wish me luck!  I hear that it's not easy.

2. Mark and I both want to start roasting our own coffee beans. 

I'll go ahead and say it, we're coffee snobs.  We dislike the over-processed stuff they stock on the shelves.  We're even purist on the ways to brew...it only makes sense that we would continue on our road of "snobbery" to roasting our own beans.  Twenty four hours after a roast is suppose to be the best time to brew.

Anyway, I digress.  We're on our way here too.  Our Christmas gift to each other is green beans and a roaster. Yay!

3. I want to get my crocheting back underway.  I MISS IT.  With class it has been crazy busy here, so no crocheting for me. 

Plus I want to get the Etsy store open. I'm only two months behind. ;)

4. My sewing/embroidery machine is growing cobwebs.  I would like to finish some projects and work up some more things for the Etsy store....if it ever opens.

5. Chickens.  Simply put I want some...and maybe a turkey.  Definitely a cow too...maybe I ought to add fence to that list.

6. I want to learn to smock.  My mom started teaching me, and I stopped after awhile.  But I remember all the cute dresses she made me, and I would love to do that for my girls.

7. Next year I want to can and freeze a lot more food.  I'd like to remove almost all our dependence on store bought canned food, if possible.

8. I hope to perfect my bread making skills.  Right now I'm making our loaf bread and hamburger buns.  It's good, but a little tweaking is needed to make it even better.

I think that's enough wishes for now....though looking back, it looks a little more like a to do list. I guess I better get busy. :)


Brandy@YDK said...

ha. totally turning into a hippy. happy birthday!

Amber said...

Good luck with your wishes!!!

I'm all about the chickens. I hope to some day have my own little chicken coop with fresh eggs each day. :)

Stacy Makes Cents said...

I think that's a great list! My husband always jokes around and says he's going to get me some tie-dye and a VW bus. ;-)
Hippies unite!

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