Zero Waste Baby Steps: Month 2

Photo credit: Photo by, Flickr creative commons, edited 2015.  And just like that, another month is in the books. Dear Time, you can slow down a little bit. But anyway, zero waste. I have now officially made it two months into my zero waste journey (read my goals here and my first month’s experience […]

My Zero Waste Goals for 2015

Photo credit: Photo by, Flickr creative commons, edited 2014. I dream of nothing. No, really. Nothing. Ever since I read Zero Waste Home a while back, I’ve been longing for freedom from my stuff. And my trash. Here’s the deal. My time is valuable. I want to spend it doing things with my family, […]

Sustainable Thanksgiving Dinner: 4 Things I Learned

My super awesome sister, Lindsey (who is a real journalist, by the way), has written a guest post about a sustainable Thanksgiving meal she recently attended. She’s the bomb. The end. It’s estimated that the average American meal travels 1500 miles from farm to plate—that’s farther than my husband, Andrew, and I are traveling from […]

The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook Review

I signed up with Blogging for Books and received a free copy of The Nourished Kitchen to review. My review of this book is my honest opinion, and is in no way influenced by the super awesome fact that I received this book for free. I’m very excited to share with you my review of […]

100 Days of Eating Local

Photo credit: Rhett Maxwell, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, edited. Y’all. I love eating local. Like, want-to-buy-my-baby-“eat-local”-onesies love it. (Also, I have a secret and unrealized desire to cover my car in bumper stickers. If I ever do it, I will have this one.) I first delved into the world of [truly] eating local when I […]

Fridays on the Farm: Food Preservation

Well hello there! Now that I’m no longer pregnant and have recovered some of my energy after having the baby, we are back at it on the old homestead. (Well, Farmer Dickie’s been at it the whole time, I should say I’m back at documenting things…) It just so happens that it’s also canning time, […]

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Even though I haven’t written about it lately, we’re still plugging along with the Local Bite Challenge, and it’s getting so much easier now that we’re used to it. One unexpected side effect of eating very local has been the dramatic reduction in the quantity of garbage we generate. Most food from the Farmer’s market […]

Eat Local This Summer! {My Goals}

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Photo By Natalie Maynor, Edited 2014. This week marks the beginning of week 5 of the Local Bite Challenge I’ve been participating in with Ever Growing Farm. Over the past month I’ve documented my meal plans, revelations, and failures each week as I started to get familiar with the […]

Eating Local: Week 4 {With Meal Plan}

We’ve just been bebopping along with the Local Bite Challenge, eating as local as possible and learning a lot of lessons over the past few weeks (read about there here, here, and here). Our primary source of local food for this challenge is our Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. I get as much of my meat, […]

Eating Local: Week 3 {With Meal Plan}

After two weeks of trying to eat local (see here and here), I’ve come to the conclusion that I am a brat. I realize that might sound a bit harsh, but I’m afraid it’s true. I am so used to being able to get whatever food I want, whenever I want it, that I am […]