|Sailing the BVI|
Welcome to My Kitchen Coop! My name is Valerie. I have a lot of interests and hobbies, and this is a perfect place to keep it all together. My list includes cooking, baking, organic gardening, writing, photography, soap-making, and learning. I'm a wife, friend, and mom to include human, dogs, chickens, and bees. My experience includes volunteer mom-ing (from my daughter's school days), picture-framing (self-employed for thirteen years), student of TCM, and ER nursing.
|I love Colorado snow|
My husband, Kevin, has been through thick and thin with me. We've been married since we were teenagers.
|Top of Pikes Peak (he hiked)|
|Love that smile|
|Our last time in Waldo's Canyon before the fire (how 'bout those guns?)|
|So proud of these guys|
Kevin's a hard-working business co-owner at Accelerate Auto and Transmission, and the beneficiary of a lot of my posts!
Our daughter is grown, with a family of her own. A husband and two boys keep her busy. Her cooking skills far exceed mine. She is a beautiful, intelligent, kind and giving soul.
My two dogs, Max (the Schnocker), and Gus (the Yorkie), are a handful. They're my boys. I call them my little monsters. They don't realize that they aren't puppies anymore.
|Gus deserves rest after a day of gardening|
|I'm not sure Max approves|
My girls are my hens. I have ten. They vary in age. our are still peeps and I can't wait to show them to you.
They keep me supplied with all of the eggs I use in my posts. I love knowing where my eggs come from, and knowing that their diet is a healthy one. They free-range.
|Every backyard should have bees|
I host bees in my backyard. The hive is full! Raw honey is the best. There is so much information on bees and honey. I hope to share that with you soon.
My garden keeps me busy, both in the yard and the kitchen.
I started this blog to share these moments, pictures, and thoughts. Stick around and browse a while, Leave a comment, or send me a note. I would love to hear from you!