Friday, October 14, 2011 and Odds and Ends

Not a pork chop
Well, we haven't had time to eat everything that we've ordered yet from the new farm... We have been a wee bit sick with croup. Yes, all of us. And poor Buster ended up in the ER at 1am because he was having such a hard time breathing. I had no idea what was wrong with him, that afternoon he went from being slightly hoarse with a fever and going to bed easily to coughing and wheezing and barely able to breathe. I was shaking, I was so scared. But the folks at IRMC were great, really great. Even when I said no to the chest x-ray. I made one of the nurses give me a hug. Nurses can be mean and I was pregnant and at the ER alone w my baby after 1am. I needed a hug and I didn't want them to hate me for not wanting my little one to get radiated. ;) Hes not a pork chop. (Yes I know thats a totally different thing, laugh a little.)

Since Buster came down with this plague of croup we have all fallen with him. I wanted to call it a natural health fail but I don't think it was. Buster is nearly 100% better, E was only really sick 2 days and K, who I gave the least herbs to, is still sick, but she is only on day 2 or 3. Thats not so bad. 

Kerrygold butter melting!

The other night I made this soup.  It was the best chicken noodle soup that I've ever had. I roasted a chicken, then boiled all the bones with some magic for about 24 hours, then cooked some carrots, leeks, onions and celery in the broth. Added back in chopped chicken and some noodles. Oh my. Perfectly comforting and nourishing. Noah even loved it.

This is MINE
Don't take it!
I love raw milk!

As for, we loved it. The milk tastes perfect. Buster loves it, which is most astounding because before this I could barely get him to drink a cup of water or milk a day. He is up to THREE or more a day now. Praise God. :) That little man needs to grow. 

We made tacos from the beef and raw cheddar. Also great. We've had grassfed beef from Costco and this tasted cleaner and fuller, less fatty somehow. The apple cider was a nice autumnal treat too. If you're interested in clean, delicious, safe raw milk, I high suggest you check this place out.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


We're all sick and the house is a mess and all I feel well enough to do is update my blog and try to make it pretty using a cool template and background but somehow it is infinitely harder than my brain can figure out in its current state.

Maybe I'll figure it out when I feel better. Its not easy. At least not with my face swollen up from sneezing and sleep deprivation... 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Raw Milk Ordered!

I placed my first order this afternoon here from! I will be sure to post how everything tastes. The staff were so nice they let me place my order well past the weekend drop off deadline. They have drop points all across the state.

Probably one near you! :)

This is what I ordered:

2Gallon Raw Milk
11/2 lb Cheddar Wedge
33 lbs Ground Beef (regular)
1Chuck Roast
11 bag Knuckle Bones
1Half Gallon Unpasteurized Apple Cider

We can't wait! 

Feeling SLOW

I am feeling so worn out! Things here have slowed down to an acceptable pace but I'm just exhausted. I guess thats part of being pregnant while having (essentially) three babies. I don't want to cook, I don't want to teach, I certainly can't clean very long with out feeling like passing out...

I need to remedy this fast. I have nourishing foods that my kids need to eat and floors that need to seen again! Hahah, yeah its bad people. 

I guess I will start by starting TODAY, not waiting till tomorrow morning. I'm going to actually take my prenatal vitamin, I already took a bunch of d3 and I will soon hit the echinacea tincture. Then its coffee and water while the girls sleep. Usually I'd clean while they sleep but if I do that when they wake up I will have used all of the energy on cleaning... =/ I HAVE to get them outside today. Its beautiful out. Maybe we will read our book outside, thats low impact. 

Beyond that I need more b-vitamins, I need ... raw milk, and I need more cheese and good eggs. I'm going to order some milk and cheese from this farm soon: Kind of excited about that!

I'm going to get some hunks of grass fed beef and bones and make roasts, which are so easy, and mashed potatoes and gravy, also easy. 

I need more sleep!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A New Baby!

So, I thought it only appropriate to mention on here that we are having another baby! :) Little Flick Four is due sometime this February. We are very excited for his or her arrival. At first we were just like, "oh my gosh, four babies all age three and under," but now we're excited and feel more prepared for our newest addition. We are thankful that God is blessing us so abundantly with babies. We are doing our best to raise them to love Him and others. Its an awesome responsibility. 

I am about 21 weeks along, so thats around halfway. 

We aren't finding out the sex and have no baby names picked! Does anyone (read this blog? er lol I mean...) have any name suggestions? Leave any that you have in the comments. We need some good ones!

"Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward. As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are] children of the youth. Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate." Psalm 127