This may be a SERIOUS understatement. From the variety of crafts, cookbooks, etc. that I have amassed on different topics I can’t begin to count how many “phases” I’ve gone through. I went through a cake making phase – it lasted from when Bridget was about 1 to when her sister was born – 8 months later. I produced two fabulous cakes with the help of multiple books and a lot of necessary tools.
I went through a vegetarian phase and a vegan phase – both pretty short-lived because I love bacon but I learned that I liked a lot more vegetables than I thought. I’ve had a couple small businesses where I learn more each time I close one ;). And the list goes on – you get my point. But something miraculous has happened. I passed on a phase I swear I would’ve dived right into 5 years ago. Over New Years we were in the Hills and got to visit a co-worker of Katy’s little farm. She has goats and chickens.
After I totally romanticized the idea of having our own chickens and going out to get eggs every morning I thought – who takes care of them when we’re on vacation? or it’s really cold out? Then I decided I did not ever want my own chickens but I would like someone else close to me to raise chickens and I would buy eggs from them. PHASE AVERTED! It really is miraculous.