The past year has been very trying for a variety of reasons. We
made it through and I think we have come out stronger and better
for the experiences. That being said, I advise you never to burn
down your stuff. It is more hassle than you can imagine.
We are both in the veterinary business and spend a lot of time
working on our clinics. We provide some unique services and both
really enjoy the fact that when an animal comes to see us it is
because we are the solution to their problem. It is intensely
gratifying to help an animal and their owner in a time of need.
Though we work hard, we also find time to play hard and have a
large circle of friends that we see as often as we are able. We
also have many friends around the world that we don't get to see
often, but when we do it is as if no time has passed. That, to me,
is the measure of a true friendship.
My most recent adventures have been to get involved with all things
fermentation. I have been a brewer for 17 years but have recently
been excited to make naturally fermented foods - think sauerkraut,
but also any and all other vegetables. The process is fascinating
and it is amazing to take something inedible and render it into
something extremely nutritious, or to enhance the nutrients of an
already healthy food. Just now starting up three vinegar barrels so
we can have unpasteurized, healthy vinegar to use in the above
pickling, as well as getting into artisanal spirits. Next on the
list is cheese making. Trying to become a little more connected
with local foods and have been inspired to try the above after
joining a CSA (community supported agriculture, if you are unaware
of the acronym).
We have an open relationship and have no drama with it. If that
offends you then we will probably not get along. We aren't actively
looking for someone but are always open to the possibility of
meeting someone that fits our life. We hope that we can fit someone
else's life as well. We have a great deal of fun when we include
others in our life- as friends or more!