The farm is dirty. Food comes with the leaves attached. Bugs are crawling on things. It makes me very aware that we are not just eating vitamins and flavor, but real, living plants.
I love Etsy.com. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the site, it’s an online platform from which normal people can sell stuff they make or find; it’s like the mother of all craft fairs combined with the best finds from all thrift stores, globe-wide.
Deep within the earth, I take to the moist dark. In the secret places, I begin to unravel, to change. The shell is but a husk of my being; I am a fountain of life waiting to spring forth from near nothingness. All I know of the light is that it is warmth. I have no ears to hear. I have no eyes to see. I have no hands to feel. All I am is being.
There are too many diets out there to count. If you want to lose weight, be healthy, have young skin, or any other countless nutrition related goal, there is a diet out there that will give you a mantra on how to eat. Protein good. Carbs bad. These fats good. These fats bad. Exercise. Don’t stress out.
I drove out to the farm the other day, fighting construction on WA-16 and congestion on I-5. These day it seems like everyone decides to drive somewhere at the exact moment that I need to go to the farm. Traffic was never this bad in the winter or spring. What gives? Not to mention how [...]
Lens flare is a beautiful imperfection that makes you realize the thing you are looking at is captured in a moment in time. It calls attention to the fact that there is an observer involved in every act of art, and in this way connects the viewer intentionally with the object being viewed. I believe lens flare helps to bridge the gap between artist and audience as well as the gap between art and object, because it finds a common ground in the natural imperfections of everyday life and turns them into a momentous occasion and opportunity for beauty. Accepting lens flare in a work of art (or film) is the acceptance of a flaw. Celebrating lens flare as part of a work of art is like receiving all the parts of a moment as worthy of beauty.
We started as members of the CSA program last autumn, and I am often asked by family and friends what kinds of foods I get from the share. In response, I am starting this blog series to answer that question: 52 weeks with my CSA: one family’s commitment to local agriculture. I will post, once a week, a photo of our take home from the farm as well as how the experience affects our family.
Mr. Wetzel and I are members of a CSA program. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. I am often asked by family and friends what kinds of foods I get from the share. In response, I am starting this blog series to answer that question: 52 Weeks with My CSA: One Family’s Commitment to Local Agriculture. I will post, once a week, a photo of our take home from the farm, as well as chronicle how the experience affects our family.
It’s easy to make your own skim milk, whole milk, half and half, cream and heavy whipping cream from raw milk right from your local farm. Once you get your fresh dairy home, just leave it in the fridge overnight or for 8 hours and let the cream rise to the top. Then, skim the cream off the top of the milk. We drink milk from Jersey cows, and any given week we can get 2-4 cups of cream from a gallon of milk; cream-tastic!
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)