Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two Truths and a Lie

A game! If you can correctly guess the truths about myself in this post and the one lie, you win a free copy of Daisy Chain. See my post below about the new book, and do wach the trailer.

It's springtime here on the farm, or days away from the start of spring, which means the crops are going in the soil. We're going completely organic this year. I started studying organic farming back in the '70s and had quite a plot of fresh veggies I could feed my kids on a city lot. My entire backyard was a garden. I learned from my Dad growing his tomatoes and peppers in a small inner city yard.

I also lived on my grandfather's farm in Ohio when I was a young child and remember snapping peas on the porch with my step-grandmother, Elva. I also watched her wring the chickens' necks on the clothesline, dress 'em and fry 'em up for the dinner table.

So here I am back on a farm, growing my own food, trying to be frugal, a good steward of the planet, and all that.

Now, here are some more things about me. Pick two you think are true and one you think is a lie? Then post here or email me.

1. I was fat when I was a kid.
2. My favorite veggie is corn.
3. I got kicked out of Catholic school.
4. My favorite song is "I Can't Tell You Why," originally by the Eagles.
5. I love to write poetry.

The contest ends this Monday, the 15th! I'll post the answers then, after I pick a winner.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

10 Things You Didn't Know About Food

Read this, and you'll want to be fed intravenously.

10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food
How the authors of the new Rough Guide to Food lost their appetites for the food industry.
by George Miller and Katharine Reeve

Go to 10 Things here and read if you dare. The website is called "Common Dreams."

I am currently reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. The facts about food are astounding. It never occurred to me how much fuel we use to grow and ship what you buy in the grocery aisles. For instance, if every family ate just one meal a week that was locally grown, we could save 1.1 BILLION barrels of fuel.

You know the saying: "You ARE what you eat." Do you know what you're putting into your body?


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

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