february at our home has been a month of transition in many ways. the biggest transition is that the kids are being moved to a new home (long story, maybe the topic of a future post). originally it was supposed to happen this week, but its going to be delayed a bit (due to a current shortage of foster homes). another transition is that my mom (finally!) moved in with us. she has been a HUGE help with the kids. also, I am going to be starting up work again (tomorrow is my first day!). so, lots going on and lots changing. sometimes change is interesting and fun, but sometimes i just wish that life would be a bit more smooth...
in other news (which is very exciting for me but may not interest you as much... its ok, i am not offended :) )... we may be getting a chicken!!! ever since i have been getting into local real foods, i have been really wanting to get chickens (and a goat... but chickens are the first step :) ). Eggs from the store come from factory farms where the chickens get little exercise and horrible nutrition (sadly this is even true of most organic eggs), but when they are in your backyard, you can make sure chickens are getting lots of grass, bugs and cage-free time, which makes their eggs' nutrition go way up (and their cholesterol content way down). plus they are super fresh and less likely to have bacteria like salmonella!
a couple days ago, i was talking about my desire for chickens with a friend from our natural food co-op. They currently have chickens but need to get rid of them and they have one left! Now, I always figured we would own more than one (don't chickens get lonely?) but after finally checking into our local laws on this, I found out that we are legally only allowed to own one chicken in long beach (unless we had a much bigger yard). so one would be perfect! We would still need to but eggs, but this will supplement our nutrition well. there is a chance we may be moving soon, but if not we may be the proud owners of a chicken!!!! :D
in other news, i have posted a real food friday recipe over at somaticos: this week, tuna melts! mmmm... i am biased, but they are delish.