HERE. One more thing --BB has a blog so if you get a fruit or veggie that you've never used before, you can go there and find some good recipes and ideas on how to cook it or eat it.
In other news around home, Hubs and I got our vitamin D3 levels tested. It was really kind of nifty. We bought two kits online from The Vitamin D Council, filled out the questionnaires, and did the blood tests ourselves. We sent the tests back to the lab and received our results in an email notice in just a couple days. Our D levels were at the edge of the optimal range (50-80 ng/ml). I was actually a 46 so I am boosting my D3 intake through additional supplements, and I'm working harder at getting some natural D by sitting in the sun on warmish days. Our sun right now is ok, but still fairly weak in strength so I don't feel like I'm getting a "good dose" of D yet. The good thing is that it only takes about 15-20 minutes of sitting in the sun with a tank top and shorts for the body to produce 10,000 IUs of D3.
I have another new bottle baby. The little fella's mom was a c-section and I guess the experience did her in. She didn't want anything to do with her calf and after days of trying to get her to take him, we turned her out and started bottle feeding him. So now I have Bette and Bobby. I've been noticing that once in a while Bette is sucking one of the mama cows in the pen. Now I see Bobby has picked up on the idea. It amazes me that the cows will let them nurse. Mainly, they rob milk when the cows are at the hay rack eating. Smart li'l bummies.
I've been tidying up the house a little bit each day in expectation of our Easter guests. All the kids and their families, fiance', cousin, and friends along with grandparents will be joining us on Easter Sunday for dinner. Everybody brings a little something to add to the traditional ham dinner so it is always a day of faith, food, family and fun. Too bad it is supposed to snow. We'll hunt Easter eggs in the house and be grateful for the moisture. I wish you a joyful day of preparation and a Happy Easter.