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Angle of Repose

Hmmmm, now where is my riding writing saddle? I can’t seem to locate it. It’s hard to get back into the saddle of things when it’s gone missing. Meanwhile, I hope I don’t forget how to type. But to be honest, I’m not feeling too sorry for my keyboard, because my bees, cows, chickens, grandgirls, and gardens are getting lots of attention these days. Also, my bike, the one I bought 35 years ago when my oldest was a toddler. Oh, and wildflower walks. Slow food. Naps. Tree planting—apricots and honey crisp apples. Campfires—I created a fire pit in the shade of my garden shed with two comfy Adirondack chairs for hubby and me (and visiting grandgirls). And kitty cat Jasper. And I built a chicken coop on my office balcony for Hilda and Matilda, two adorable, mellow Cochin Bantams who give me exactly two delicious eggs every day. Hilda and Matilda (named after my great-granny Hilda Matilda Stevens) get pampered with bowls of fresh milk from my cows, apples (they like Honey Crisp better than Gala), fresh worms I find while gardening, sunflower seeds, polenta, and wheat grass that I grow on lunch trays (future magazine show-n-tell). Slow. I’m in the slow lane, girlfriends. It’s been a long time coming. I’m finding my angle of repose (the steepest angle of descent relative to the horizontal plane to which a material can be piled without slumping), and it’s feeling mighty comfy.

GIVEAWAY: “Budget Mix, Tiptoe Through the Flowers”

Our flagship organic baking mix—Budget Mix® Original (available also in Gluten Free) has given birth to an additional nine new versions. All decked out in their new attire (packaging), they’re ready to help you with your next standout homemade meal.


In the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Tiptoe Through the Flowers” (on newsstands Jan 1), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a FREE variety pack of four of my Budget Mixes.

For a chance to win, tell me what you like most about my packaged foods in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-March.

Find my Budget Mix baking mixes here. You’ll discover:

• Organic Budget Mix Original
• Organic Budget Mix Gluten Free
• Organic Black Bean Corn Bread
• Organic Buttermilk Biscuits
• Organic Brownies
• Organic Chili Batter Bread
• Organic Corn Bread
• Organic Focaccia Bread
• Organic Garlic-Basil Bread
• Organic Walnut-Orange Scones
• Organic Shepherd’s Pan Bread


Organic Brownies

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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