Local Food and Becoming Accidental Vegetarians

We come from a long line of carnivorous, meat-loving, meat-producing farm stock. Grandparents, great-grandparents and aunts and uncles before us have all been movers and shakers in the meat-producing agricultural industry. Thus, both Jeff and I have grown up with meat being the cornerstone of every meal, the foundation to which our mashed potatoes and … Continue reading Local Food and Becoming Accidental Vegetarians

A Harvest-Time Confession

I do realize that it's been over two months since I've posted anything. Meaning, in the course of our one-year journey towards local eating, almost a quarter of the year has been swallowed up in the black hole, mind-numbing abyss called harvest time. What started as an idealistic, Utopian induced "adventure" has quickly spiraled into a full-time … Continue reading A Harvest-Time Confession

Camping and Local Food: aka “What Have We Done?!”

Almost two weeks in and now I'm beginning to wonder what we signed ourselves up for. We leave for camping tomorrow with some of our closest friends. While I'm looking forward to most everything camping entails - hiking, long hours at the beach, campfires, bikes rides, reading, being totally unplugged - I am not looking … Continue reading Camping and Local Food: aka “What Have We Done?!”

Week One: The Feddema’s 100-Mile Local Food Journey

We're almost one week into our 100-Mile Food Journey and it's been rather dull. Maybe my expectations were a little too high. I was expecting this week to be overwhelmingly pivotal: feelings would range from excitement to tearing my hair out in desperation. But in reality, not much has changed. It's all been rather anti-climactic. … Continue reading Week One: The Feddema’s 100-Mile Local Food Journey

Soil Beneath My Nails

Even though here in Ontario spring has taken forever to shed it's winter-y skin, it's that time of year again. The trees are that vibrant, eye-aching chartreuse green that can only been noticed in May. The soil smells wet and dank after soaking up the snow and torrential April showers. Every breath is full of … Continue reading Soil Beneath My Nails

It’s Been a While…and My Legs are Sore

Hello, again. It's been a while. I feel like I almost need to reintroduce myself. Life has been a wonderful, messy conglomeration of chicken-coop building, garden-planting, end-of-the-year schooling, and all around savouring the warm weather. Keeping up with my blog has very quickly shifted to a back-burner pastime. However, we have continued on in our … Continue reading It’s Been a While…and My Legs are Sore