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Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24, 2010

A few years ago 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' inspired me to eat more thoughtfully. To eat the foods here that are fresh and delicious and made by our nieghbors and friends. Tonight I had chicken that was raised across the street with raspberry/jalepano jelly from my garden and rice with butter from a local farm and my own banana bread for dessert and a homebrew nut brown ale and it was awesome. And for those who know me all too well - yes I did fry my banana bread in butter - there is no other way :)

I've read lots and lots of books and magazines and articles (my dad is very good about stocking my shelves) about sustainable living and the foods we eat. When we began this adventure into sustainable living and making better choices it seem insurmountable. What I have learned these past few years is that you take it one step at a time, one day at a time, even one moment at a time.  I have also learned that there a lot of things words on paper cannot describe or teach you, and for those things you can rely on friends and family to show you the way.

One of our main objectives in this adventure was to teach others sustainable living practices.  Although we have done a little, we have so much more to do!  In 2011 I will make one of my main objectives in the store to reach out to others and encourage the small changes that can make a difference.

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