One last check of the ranunculus tunnels before I hop on a plane to Oregon this morning to spend the weekend with some of the best, most generous farmers around. For the third year in a row I get to sit in at the Pacific Northwest Flower Farmers meetup and the Oregon Small Farms Conference. It just might be my favorite weekend of the year.
https://blog.asha.org/2014/02/04/baby-led-weaning-a-developmental-perspective/ Check-out, Feeding Therapist, Melanie Potluck's response to Baby Led Weaning above. Key positives include: BLW encourages parents to eat with their children, since everyone is eating the same food. BLW emphasizes that babies must be the ones to put the food in their mouths. BLW follows the baby’s cues rather than the parent controlling the feeding via the spoon. BLW encourages parents to become comfortable with gagging episodes and understand the difference between gagging and choking. As a SLP and feeding therapist, I utilize a modified BLW approach for children, who have the necessary skills and are developmentally ready. I do, however, believe that introducing purees simultaneously is appropriate for a number of reasons. Note: Just skip the "mixed" texture consistencies/baby food stage 3, which confuses young learners and results in unnecessary gagging. #feedingbaby#feedingchildren#blwideas#petalumaspeechtherapy#petalumafeedingtherapy#sonomacounty#petaluma#sebastopol#penngrove#santarosa#sonoma
🙌One Month To Go!🙌 . On March 24th we are having a workshop day at the farm. Classes have been steadily filling up this last month and we have a few spots left if anyone would like to squeak in and join us :) . I would especially like to highlight Ryan’s Rooster and quail processing class at the end of the day. Many folks who purchase chicks from us are buying straight run breeds which means there is a chance of receiving males. What do do if you end up with a roo or two? Well, you can give them away or if you are of the homesteading persuasion and want to experience processing your own meat you can eat them when they come of age. Learning how to humanely end an animals life and process it in a way that uses every part of the animal possible is an empowering experience. Ryan is a fantastic educator, he has really clear energy around the process and works with the animals in such a way that they are free of stress. Seeing an experienced set of hands process a bird will save you hours of research and make you feel empowered about closing the loop between your meat consumption and where that meat comes from! . The schedule will look like this: 10am-12pm Beginning Chicken Keeping With Franchesca Duval Hour Lunch Break Off The Farm 1pm-3pm Advanced Chicken Keeping With Franchesca Duval 1/2 Hour Break 3:30pm-5:30pm Rooster and Quail Processing With Ryan Duval . For full class descriptions you can follow the link in our bio and click on the “educational workshops” tab from the home page. . Ryan and I are looking forward to opening the farm gates to folks on the 24th for a day full of learning! Come for one class or all three - it will be an information rich day 😃 . Chicks and hatching eggs will be available for pickup to folks who pre-order. . To register you can reach out to us here or via email at email@example.com . Looking forward to meeting you all in person soon!