t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.



We had a great tour of the Mrs. Fields World Headquarters today. I wish I could have snapped a picture of all of us in our hair nets (including the two baldies, Berkeley and Emmett) but unfortunately it was not allowed.

It was interesting. Ellery was almost overcome by the sweet smell of melting sugar, butter and chocolate. (She is my sweet lover!) The girls we also amazed to learn the dough is frozen for up to 6 months and the cookies for up to a year. They are beginning now to make their christmas cookies. I was most fascinated by the cyclical nature of their business. 9 months of the year they employ 27 people, from October to December 270+. Talk about about cash flow issues. No wonder they filed for bankruptcy 4 years ago. They are coming out now.

The children had a great time. I am grateful to the local homeschooling chapter for the great field trips they organize in our behalf.

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