We have three goats named Hildegarde (after the 12th century visionary, nun, composer and herbalist Hildegarde von Bignon), Widget and Morisot (named after the 19th century Frnch impressionist painter Berthe Morisot). Ten hens named Owl, Heather, Hawk, Peanut Butter, Thia, Clio, Zelly, Pecan, Margie and Runner and a rooster named Bee. We also have a pregnant milk cow named Meg, a dog named Ginger and cat named Prairie.
I like to garden, cook, draw/paint, write, hike, bike, make functional pottery, (my mom has a studio and gallery) play viola, be outside, sew, read and play with our animals.
I love classical music such as Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky, Vivaldi and others. My favorite classical pieces are Lucid Dreamer by Yenz Krueger, Mozart’s duo for violin and viola K 423 and the Blue Danube Waltz. I also like ragtime, Simon and Garfunkel and Cajun.
I love history and loved going to Colonial Williamsburg in 2014.
Since I love reading, I have quite a few favorite books. They include Harry Potter, In Search of the Simple Life, Quiet Power, Smile by Raina Telgamier, Little women (series), A Wrinkle in Time (series), Little House in the Big Woods (series), Sparrow Road, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, The Apothecary (series), Nobody’s Princess (series), 13 Treasures (series), Scumble (series), the Lioness Rampant series by Tamora Pierce, Matthew Kirby’s books, Shannon Hale’s books, The Jumbies and A Dog’s Way Home.
When I am older I want to have a four or five acres farm with lots of gardens and have a couple cows, some Alpine goats, cats and about a dozen chickens. In addition to that, I will probably be a writer, potter and artist and play chamber music with friends.
We eat a very healthy diet, one that is quite rare in the America. We follow the dietary recommendations of Sally Fallon in her book Nourishing Traditions. We drink raw goat and cow’s milk from our goats and cow, eat lots of butter (unfortunately not from our cream as we do not have enough for making butter or cheese) and make all our own bread, yogurt, kefir and the like. We also have a garden which provides a good chunk of our vegetables in the summer and fall. I’ll eat everything my mom makes as long as it does not contain chocolate. Fresh baked bread (with tons of butter) is a delicacy, a big cup of cold milk, zucchini bread is also really good and I love fresh salads with cheve cheese and greens from our garden.