Yesterday I had the most wonderful afternoon visiting with the lovely Rachel Craven. Rachel is a former painter who now makes beautiful tablecloths, napkins, place mats, pillows and scarves. Her former experience as an artist and her love of all things natural, have led her to create a lovely line. She is inspired by native motifs and harmonious colors. Soon we will have a webisode here on her process and the visit. I so love the blue colors she uses! Her house and studio are also full of light and in the most charming area of Los Angeles where every house is a Victorian Painted Lady.
Last week the lovely Marica Prentice shot our house for Apartment Therapy.
We have started raising chicks here at home. They are set up in a dog crate in the garage with a heat lamp so they can stay within the 90 to 100 degree range for the next two months. Already Maud and Edith are showing distinct personalities. They will be in the crate for two months until all their feathers come through. So far there is a lot of cleaning up since they aren't quite ladylike yet in their daily routines. There are many great sites on line that teach the basics of raising ladies, but I especially like Backyard Chickens.
Some green reasons to raise ladies:
1) Fresh eggs every morning
2) Their waste matter is great for composting and the garden
3) They can trim your grass and weeds in areas that they roam
4) You can feed them scraps from meals to lower waste
5) Satisfying chores for the children
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When I started going through the transformations of creating my new life five years ago, I was in a confused, fragile state. The one thing and only thing that was clear to me was that I needed trees and a certain quality in my life. I couldn't really explain the quality it was a sort of feeling. I had touched upon it over the years once in Sante Fe New Mexico when I took part in a Native American sweat at a shamans house. I would taste this quality when I visited Kauai or Big Sur. It was a sort of contentedness and connection that made me feel powerful and grounded. My friend who helped me fiRead more »
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