I think we’re official real-time homesteaders now! We had a very exciting and eventful weekend in which we became parents to these two:
They were VERY shaken up due to being transported in the back of the truck for an hour in cold temperatures. I was really upset and worried that the pigs would get sick and die at first. They were shivering and whimpering and I was Googling away and of course when that happens it’s worst case scenario. However later that night they warmed up, started eating and drinking….and standing in their water dish….and dumping over their food dish.
So they should be a handful. I’m not expecting everything to go right…..but I hope that they become happier and enjoy a happy life while they’re with us. Stay tuned for updates!
Also, I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up Saturday morning to find that some of my tomato plants I planted last weekend had sprouted!!!!! I was super nervous they weren’t going to work out because I made a huge mess planting them and forgot to label the cells in the planter. It was a mess. But here they are:
They are leaning towards the sun wondering why it’s still snowing. I was listening to the Paleo View podcast and Liz Wolfe said something that really made a lot of sense. She said humans MUST have evolved to eat animals because growing plants is DAMN HARD! Raising animals for meat/eggs/milk seems so much easier. Plants are temperamental and everything depends on the soil and weather. We’ll see what happens…..
Anyway, on to a delicious recipe….the other week I posted a recipe with Maca, a whole food root powder supplement used to balance hormones. Since then I have been trying new ways to incorporate it. I am actually growing used to and enjoying the taste more. Yesterday i whipped up this smoothie for lunch with the protein powder I recently got and the flavor was amazing! I thought it’d be worthy to share.
OH- and the almond butter I used was a homemade recipe that I made from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. (Maple Vanilla Almond Sunbutter) OMG it is amazing- go make it now!!!! Her blog is becoming one of my favorites. I should have included her in my round up last week! Seriously everyone I’ve made from her blog has been fantastic.
- 1 banana, medium
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
- 2 tbsp maca root powder
- 2 scoops (28 g) vanilla protein powder*
- handful of ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend away!
- *you can use chocolate protein powder and omit the cocoa if you want.
- *use sweetener also if you prefer
So I hope you’ll stick around for more homesteading adventures! We’re hopefully going to get some chickens soon as well. I’m not expecting everything to go right but at least it will be fun and a learning process.
Have you ever had farm animals?
Any gardening advice??