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2010 May 1
by Rachel Turiel

By chard:

And potatoes:

With all your wonderful potato ideas I can’t believe no one came up with the ingenuious recipe Col and Rose are currently engaging in: (no knives or hot stoves involved) Stuff as many potatoes as possible down your pants and try to walk! Endless comedy!

I am also dwarfed by a little virus bug, which has laid me out. I can’t believe how much time I’ve spent in bed in the past 24 hours (which has been just a teeny, tiny bit awesome). Col and Rose visit frequently, which fills me with joy even when it seems they are just small talking heads attached to zillions of elbows, knees and feet programmed to find my most achy spots. Rose has been singing me songs–a long string of undecipherable words much like a Jewish cantor–from a “vewy small singing book” which is actually a Verizon cell phone manual. Col has been sticking his fingers in my germy face, pledging “I love you as much as you,” which I don’t really understand but makes me smile and laugh just before I cough some little spittle-encased virus bugs all over him.   

Do you love my new banner photo?

My friend–highly talented professional photographer–Sabrina Brant came over to capture the chicken whisperer and his clan. Check out her photo blog at SAB Photography. She rocks! (see her Mother’s Day special!).

And have a lovely, green weekend!

21 Responses leave one →
  1. May 1, 2010

    The photos — both the banner and the photos on this blog post — are so sweet! I can’t wait to get chickens when we move down to our property in NC!

    I’m sorry you don’t feel well, though being in bed all day DOES sound amazing. I can’t remember the last time I got six or more hours of sleep in a row. Luna co-sleeps with us, and perhaps it’s needless to say she wakes me up three or four times at least every night still.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Your greens, by the way, look amazing.

  2. Ellen permalink
    May 1, 2010

    We city dwellers can’t even imagine having a chicken on our heads. What wonderful photos.

    And singing songs from a Verizon manual? How wonderful.

    Take care of yourself.

  3. Melissa permalink
    May 1, 2010

    oh, hope you are on the mend.

    and yes, the new banner photos are so sweet and beautiful–meant to say so last night but was too fixated on the bread, the bread!
    guess what? it’s good! like really good. the first loaf almost completely eaten, i just took another out of the oven.
    thank you, thank you.

    your kids are just so lovely. potato down the pants. love it.

  4. May 1, 2010

    love your new banner and love the dwarfed pictures. Awesome

  5. May 1, 2010

    Your chicken whisperer should have his own cable access show! I’d watch for sure. And little Rose could do guest spots with her “vewy small” singing book. So sweet.

    Feel better soon. Germs, be gone!

  6. May 1, 2010

    I hope you are feeling better. That chard is amazing. And I love the joy in your banner…it’s infectious…not unlike you right now I suppose;)

    Thanks for the giggles as usual.

  7. Judy permalink
    May 1, 2010

    great banner photos – they remind me of those flip books where if you look the pix quickly it’s a movie

    feel better & hope the kids & Dan don’t get it

  8. May 1, 2010

    Love the new banner – what a great series. And the last picture is priceless!

    And the chard! Oh my. I’m so jealous.

    Hope you feel better.

  9. May 1, 2010

    love the banner! and you! you are hilarious even when sickly!

  10. May 1, 2010

    ahhhh, rach. it looks(the banner) really great up. it totally captures how much fun we had doing it and cole with his spontaneity! ths so much for the opportunity:<)

  11. May 2, 2010

    Fantastic new header!

    The chard is beautiful. Thinking lots of summertime minestrone.

    Hope you’re feeling better…

  12. May 2, 2010

    Feel better, duder. I feel like I’ve been felled by one thing or another for months. My kids are cesspools.

  13. thelocalfarm permalink
    May 2, 2010

    ALWAYS entertaining and the header photos are great!

  14. May 2, 2010

    That chard is unreal. Do you just grow it all year round indoors? Is that how it works? I’d like to try it.

    Feel better soon! (but take advantage of the staying-in-bed time…)

    • 6512 and growing permalink
      May 2, 2010

      We do grow it all year round, but it really starts taking off this time of year.

  15. May 2, 2010

    Awesome new banner!! I’ve heard a chicken on the head is worth two in the bush.

  16. abozza permalink
    May 2, 2010

    The potato picture is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. May 2, 2010

    1. I hope you feel better!
    2. I LOVE your new header!
    3. Isn’t chard and its endless production just awesome?

  18. jojo permalink
    May 3, 2010

    youre so charmed and lovely even in sickness. wish you well
    adorable pix

  19. May 5, 2010

    I do love your photos in your header! So great. What a sweet little scene you paint…you in bed and sickly and your charming kids entertaining you. I bet you felt like poo and yet you managed to write a witty, fun little read.

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