• I’m a doer, not a blogger

    It’s been a long, hard winter… You’d think that would’ve inspired me to write about my grand garden plans, living without (subscribing to) CSA, using all my preserved food, etc. Thank goodness it’s spring now.



    It didn’t, and I’m sorry. I hope some of you are still checking back here after so long. That said, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to. [Read More…]

  • Thoughts on CSA

    CSA membership is great. This summer, 2013, I joined Riverbend Roots Farm’s CSA. I absolutely loved it. For the record, I have absolutely no experience with other CSA options, nor experience during a bad growing year.
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  • How Barbara Kingsolver Almost Ruined My Life

    I’ve been a long-time fan of Barbara Kingsolver.  I have read most all of her books, except The Poisonwood Bible, and I don’t know why I haven’t read that one.  I think my favorite has to be Prodigal Summer.  Who knew moth copulation could be put down so beautifully on paper?  She’s a lyrical writer, and I relish every sentence as if it’s a morsel of the finest chocolate (fair trade chocolate, of course.  Just kidding.  I’ve never seen fair trade chocolate in Metropolitan St. Louis, although I have not looked.).  She is fantastic.  A friend, when describing Kingsolver’s books, introduced me to the word “polemic.”  I’m sure Kingsolver seems that way to some.  Oh, heck:  She is polemic.  It is true. 

    BUT, that she is polemic and writes beautifully about moth sex is not what almost ruined my life.  [Read More…]