Chickens and non-GMO Shopping and Outdoor Preschool and Farmer’s Market Fridays
A whole lot of randomness today!
1. Loving this contest for the best backyard chicken photo. You know you want to vote:)
2. Valley Girl Has Baby, Goes Crunchy posted this link to a site with tons of info and specifics on non-GMO shopping. To say that I’m obsessing is a slight understatement. It’s so interesting to read and learn about the food we put into our bodies and our family’s bodies on a regular basis.
3. I stumbled upon a link to Outdoor Preschool and it feels like such a breath of fresh air – literally. There are so many things that I love about it: the attitudes of the teachers, the naps in sleeping bags in a tee pee, their complete and utter confidence that the children can hike up a mountain, exploring the water, the list goes on and on.
4. We made a trip to one of our two favorite markets yesterday and it felt SO good. I don’t know why we don’t go more in the winter – I started talking to some of the owners at the stands I frequent and many of them still have various products from their farms available – butters, milks, cheeses, eggs, some plants that they grow in greenhouses. It’s amazing to learn so much about where the food comes from. There are so many beautiful pictures to be taken in these two amazing places, so I’ve decided that my challenge for the spring and summer is going to be to go to each of them at least once a week and bring my camera. The challenge isn’t getting there, bringing my camera is the challenge. When it’s added to a double stroller, narrow aisles, juggling bags of produce and crowds(especially depending on the time of day), it always seems like more of a hassle than it’s worth.
But it is worth it and that’s why I want to challenge myself to this. I want to take pictures at a farmer’s market at least weekly and be able to look back at the change of produce over the season. We know that it happens, but it always seems so intangible and gradual and not-connected-to-us-personally since we can go to a grocery store and get anything we want, any time of year. Starting a garden to get more connected to the process of understanding my food sources was #1. This project is going to be #2. Anyone want to join? Join the group here! I’d love to be able to watch all of the season unfold from different places!