I was admiring the chickens and my friend asked, "You're not going to go that far, are you?" I'd like to pretend I don't know what she meant, but I do. I'm sort of the odd bird of the group already with all that bread baking, canning, gardening, home birthing, sewing, no television thing, old-fashioned living stuff. I just left it at the HOA won't allow it, but I'd like to. I told her I'd like a goat. Then the conversation changed as the boys were on the run.
I doubted my friend knew who Tasha Tudor was. Tasha's life would make me look normal and way too modern. ;) It is enough to just live my own life how I want to. I'd not want to copy someone elses, even Tasha's, as it would seem more like "playing house". I am happy to glean ideas and adventures, but it is still my life to live. I must live it to please Him first and foremost.
That being said, Tasha's waffles were a hit for breakfast. (I tried just a bite to make sure, but refrained from having my own, as they aren't quite on that whole Body for Life plan. I doubt Peach Cobbler is either, but I may just have a small piece of that.) Back to Tasha...I am in the kitchen with my hair up and in braids, my apron on, and my feet bare. I skipped the skirt today, but that was mostly due to laundry issues. I have some farm fresh vegetables to prepare for dinner tonight and am skimming her cookbook for ideas. I am out of eggs though, so a few recipes are out that I'd like to try.
Tonight will be a quiet evening, enjoying Peach Cobbler and reading Tasha books by oil lamp with a nice pot of tea. I'm planning to check on the link over at Clarice's Storybook Woods of the ladies having a Tasha Tea. Maybe this weekend I can do that. (I have one Free Day a week on the BFL plan where I can enjoy whatever I like, so that's a better day for celebratory foods and a special tea time.)
What I'd take from Tasha's life is the idea to do what you love, regardless of what may be currently done. Live as you wish, dress as you wish, make what you wish, even if others don't understand. Life is better when we keep it simple and actually live in harmony according to the rhythms God put into place with the seasons. Life is to be lived to the fullest, doing things for those around us, not wasted in mindless entertainment as seems so popular. Just my thoughts. Of course, I do like my electricity! How else could I blog?
Funny side note: Apparently, my affinity for leaving flowers and leaves in books is genetic. (See picture of cookbook at the top. That leaf was there when I opened the book this morning.) I just received a wonderful package from my Aunt Linda that included a cookbook. Between its pages I found a leaf and a packet of flowers. She also included some darling notecards, a tea catalog, and a set of her amazing photographs. Thank you!!! (PS--I will get that Peach Butter in the mail soon!)