I finally get some time to have some fun in my studio, and I got some kind of bug. I got most of my errands done yesterday, but by the time we got to Lowe’s I was starting to feel it and we decided that we couldn’t handle the crowd. I missed Deep Roots, too, but I have enough groceries to last me for this week from the farmers market and my freezer.

So much for the art weekend. I may still get back to it tonight. Just being able to look at the computer screen for a few minutes is a good sign. Considering all the illness I’ve been around at work this spring, I’d say that I’ve had pretty good luck. When I do get something, it tends to hit hard then go away fairly quickly. Maybe it’s the raw milk boosting my immune system.

I just put dinner in the crock pot. This is an easy thing to do when you don’t have time or energy. Cut up two carrots, two onions (I used leeks from my garden), and a celery stalk and put in the bottom of the crock pot. Put in a whole chicken, about 2-3 lbs. Add herbs, salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 8 hours (or until it seems done) on low. You can add other stuff, as long as you have room. I had some rosemary inside, so I stuck some inside the chicken. Normally, I’d stuff it with parsley and thyme and sage too. Some wine and mushrooms would be excellent.

My chicken is free range uncertified organic from a local farmer’s chicken CSA. Carrots and leeks and herbs are from my back yard. Other stuff from Deep Roots Market.

Okay, bye. At least I can read a book now!