Wow, it has been a long time!

7405 Front HouseWow, I can not remember the last time I have gone this long without checking in! Oh how I have missed being here!

So why you ask have I been missing? Well the picture above is the culprit. My house. Yes, my house has been the reason I have had zero time to myself for the last two weeks; the two weeks before that? Well before that I had just procrastinated and was overdue for a visit!

So how does a house cause me to be so busy I have not been here?  Well we decided, rather suddenly, that we wanted to sell our house. We have talked about it for a few years but when we made the decision we moved rather fast. So we have spent the last couple of weeks getting it listed and ready for showings.  Whew!  As any of you that have sold your homes know this can be a process! And it was!

But after much work and a little time we had our first showings this past Saturday and they went well.

So now we are waiting for news and while waiting I thought what a better thing to do than drop in here and say “hello” and catch you up! And I will catch up with you!  So I am going to browse around your blogs now and see what is happening. I hope you all have been well and being grateful everyday!

I will admit I’ve been challenged lately to be grateful regardless of situations and so far so good! I know it may get harder as days go by; I am ready!  With God’s help!

If by chance you follow my YouTube channel I’ve been updating that almost daily!  So you can catch up there with things!

Until next time, I will talk to you soon!

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Off to the Market (Farmers Market that is)

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These flowers were picked fresh from the Bloomington Farmers Market! My daughter took the picture!

 

One of my favorite things to do, once Spring hits each year, is to start planning out the schedules of the local farmers markets!

Do you have a lot of Farmers Markets where you live? We have a good amount to choose from here in Indiana. It is nice knowing, if we want to, we can find locally sourced food, including meats,produce, and dairy; while raw milk is not allowed to be bought for human consumption, you can still buy it….. if it is for your kitty cat! 😉

Why am I so supportive of Farmers Markets?

A number of years ago I started doing a lot of research into eating more whole and locally sourced foods. Not only do I want to support the local farmers, I want to make sure that I am buying meats and produce with no chemicals, as well as (if I choose to eat meat) I want to know the animals were treated humanely while they were alive and when they were harvested!

Local Farmers Markets allow me the opportunity to buy from local farmers and get to know their practices. Win-win situation! Local economy gets boosted and I get to know where my food is coming from!

 

Here is a list of our local (close to me) Farmers Markets:

*Avon- Every Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., June 4 through September 24, 2013.
Location: Avon Campus of Hendricks Regional 8244 E. US 36, Avon, Hendricks County

 

*Bloomington- Every Saturday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. April through November. They also have a Tuesday evening market open June-Sept Location: 401 N. Morton St. next to the City Hall-Showers Building.

 

*Brownsburg- Every Thursday, 4:30-7:30 PM, June 6 to Sept. 5, 2013
Location: Brownsburg Farmers Market, Town Hall, Brownsburg, Hendricks County.

 

*Indianapolis (Downtown)- Every Wed, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, May 1 to Oct.30
Location: Indianapolis City Market, 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.

 

*Plainfield- Every Wednesday from 4-7pm, May 29-Oct 2, 2013
Location: On the lawn of the Friends Meeting 105 S. East St. Plainfield, Hendricks County

 

*Traders Point- Every Friday, 4-8 PM, May through October, 2013
Location: Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, Marion County.

 

*Zionsville- Every Sat, 8-11 AM, May 18 to Sept. 28. 2013
Location: Zionsville Farmers Market, Main Street and Hawthorne, Zionsville, Boone County.

These are just a few of the Farmers Markets around Indy! If you want to find one closer to you just google “farmers markets” in your city or county! You are sure to find one!

Have fun! Enjoy the summer and eat some healthy and locally grown food!