One day I was chatting with a new friend in La Madeleine’s and somewhere in the conversation mentioned making my own sauerkraut. Sheila said, “you’re such an earth mom!” I burst out laughing– she didn’t know that was what I had decided to name my business, my “team”. I asked her, “what is an earth mom?” She said, “oh, you know— you homeschool, you make everything homemade, you know, an earth mom!
I think she was paying me a compliment? But she hasn’t seen my house! LOL! When you make your own “stuff” that means more mess to clean up. And truly, store-bought food is SO much easier, but I think I have become a flavor snob! Seriously, my own cooking just tastes better than Campbell’s and Hamburger Helper! I think I outgrew those in my first year of marriage! I guess I do a lot of things myself. I’m not sure if it is the control freak inside or . . . Okay, yeah. It’s my inner control freak.
Truly though, I ASPIRE to be an earth mom. I even know a few! They have chickens to collect eggs from and goats to milk. I drool when I read on facebook the happenings at their mini-farms. They are the domestic goddesses I worship and compare myself to, the standard by which I measure my worth. But get ready . . . I’m going to pull a Vince Vaughn! Here it comes, “I KNOW MY TRUTH!” Yep, I do! While I want that mini-farm, those fresh eggs, that milk . . . I know me, I do!
I like to sleep til 8:00 . . . in the morning. I like NOT going out to feed or water animals in the cold wee hours of morn.
I like NOT smelling barn smells before coffee!
I get pleasure from buying fresh eggs and raw milk from people who already did all that stuff for me!
Now you know my truth too! Shhhh . . . don’t spread it around!
Link to where I get lots of recipes, including sauerkraut, and kimchi: