Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Music Monday: Asleep at the Wheel

I do love Texas swing, plus I feel I've been asleep at the wheel of this bus. Blogging has taken a back seat to other pursuits, so I'm making amends:

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Theme Thursday: Green

Well, of course I'm writing about going green. Which we have been working toward for many years. In New England, we were recycling probably long before many people were doing so in the South; in fact, it was mandated there. There was some grumbling at the dump (rechristened the transfer station), esp. when a shattering was heard upon heaving a bag into the depths of the bin. But everyone gets used to rinsing out glass, flattening cardboard, crushing aluminum.

Even there, we were regulars at the Brattleboro Farmers Market, more medieval fair than vegetable display. I think it was one of the few in the area at that time. We always came away with something unusual (then) or at least hard to come by. We also had our own garden, in which we also grew the unusual (then) or hard to come by. Celeriac did fantastically well; if only we had known what to do with it. Last year, we commenced again in the community vegetable patch, and we're looking forward to a better year here in the sticky southern heat

I suggest moving forward by staying put: eating locally grown food as much as possible, encouraging those who aren't yet farming organically to implement those methods by talking with them AND buying their produce. We are lucky to have Sequatchie Cove Farm and others within a hundred mile radius. There are many bloggers getting out the word: I just discovered GOOD, which I have to catch up on. Eat Real and FarmPlate on Facbook are at opposite ends of the country, but have lots of good information to share.


Monday, March 01, 2010