Monday, January 4, 2010
one small change: all local sundays
a couple of weeks ago, suzy at hip mountain mama, put up a blog post about families making small changes which will then grow to create bigger changes and no matter how small of a change you make it is a great start to helping our world heal. Please take a detour over to her blog for the entire scoop and details on participating in this wonderful project. She and her family are very dedicated to the environment, sustainability, and community. well, several months ago i had big plans to sit and talk with rick about the changes we could make in our family. well, a couple of weeks ago we were busy with other preparations (holiday and birthday). and tonight while checking out some of my other favorite blogs i found their changes posted...oh, right...uh, hey rick...remember when i...and well we decided to work on food (in a perfect world where money wasn't ever an issue we would eat only the best but such isn't life these days...i also find that whenever we have any extra money i immediately head to a natural food store and buy what i haven't splurged on in so many months...but, i digress...). we grow so much of our own food. so much. and when we both read kingsolver's book animal, vegetable, miracle way back:), we talked about eating locally too. except for someone in the family has an addiction to chocolate and another to coffee and i love using olive oil and cinnamon and ... you get the point. well...here is our chance. our first step in one small change will to eat locally on sundays. i mean locally. local grain/flour/salt/butter (maybe i will make my own-a dream i have for my family someday anyway). local everything. one day. most of our daily meals are made from our own food but we always use extras as well. and to add in other flavors i will search local harvest, farmers markets, and eat maine foods. this is a goal of our families that we are doing so much with already but i need to take it to the next level and that is why i chose this as our starting point. but...there are lots of other great ideas out there...check out hip mountain mama's blog for a link to others involved with this project!! good luck. make a change! here are some of our local offerings from a quick search this evening (most of it is our own...but not all!) the bags of onions are from our garden but the taters are not (some of ours made it and we already ate them...!!).