Daily Reflections From My Window

June 12, 2021 Saturday


“Don’t forget to love yourself.”

Soren Kierkegaard

Here’s my second take on the gluten free breakfast sandwich. Use a gluten free tortilla and cut rounds out using a shape. I used a measuring cup. I cut 3 and used one as the top, one on the bottom and one in the middle and it was perfect. I didn’t feel weighed down either. There are lots of options lately. I read something about sour dough bread becoming gluten free if fermented long enough. That may be next.

This will be short. I am heading to Pgh today and have a few things to do before I leave. It’s already 6:42 AM.

I’m always on the lookout for bees now that our hive has flown the coop and I think we are safe. They are here and thriving though not being tended by us. Here’s one type. The common eastern bumblebee is a type of honey bee. See that clump of yellow on the back leg? That’s only one side. There are two “pollen baskets” and they are loaded with pollen to take back to the hive. I love when I see that.

Speaking of honeybees, I think this is one of ours.

It’s the Eastern honey bee. Jay calls me his Honeybee. Did I ever mention how much I love that nickname? I do!

Here’s my produce from the farmers market. All fresh and Pa grown. Those bees are so important. I washed, trimmed snd put it away. Makes food prep for the week easy.

Then off to the Hooded Wonder Coffee and Records for a quick lunch which was a short walk across the park to Gazebo Place in downtown Johnstown after putting my produce in the care. Madison outdid herself with this avocado and grapefruit salad on fresh greens. It’s presented beautifully too! They are open today from 9-5, so if you are in town, stop by. There is a lot going on in the park. I think it begins with a Juneteenth celebration at noon.

Here’s what the barn looks like inside all cleaned up first thing. Oh wait! Someone used it as the bathroom again. This shows how little they go. Not tons of manure like you might think. I measured it once and think I figured an alpaca produces 2 and a half pounds per day. That’s not a lot and this is easy to sweep up. Here they are checking out the grand dog, who had a birthday yesterday.

He turned one year old. He’s a great dog. He absolutely adores being with Jay. I glanced at this chair last night and thought there was a pug sitting there! Not ready just yet. Well, off I go, first to tend the livestock and then on to my adventure. I’m trying to leave by 8:30 at the latest.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!