We should have some berries, too; August is blueberry season

and, she just sent me this in an email today. (I know this is a lot to read, but it’s exciting!)

. By August we should have produce from the garden lesbian dating apps, so no problem there – all the veggies you can eat depending on what has ripened. Also we have eggs and milk coming out of our ears, and we make our own yogurt, butter, cheese (feta, cottage cheese, yogurt cream cheese, muenster are all pretty immediate and don’t require a year of maturing) and, we’re planning, ice cream (yay. ). We don’t eat a huge amount of meat – we’re not really steak people – but we often use it more as an ingredient (e.g. putting sausage in a quiche, etc). So being a vegetarian around here doesn’t require very much alteration to the usual menu. Being a vegan is also fine but you’ll be missing out on Scott’s fantastic custard 😉 In terms of anything else. we buy loads of sugar, flour, pasta, rice, oatmeal, some cereals; have our own pickles, make our own pies and desserts, try to make our own bread and pizza dough etc, generally. But you’re free to add stuff to the shopping list! You may want to provide your own luxuries such as candy, Little Debbies, or high end honey, but that’s about it.

Research

Hello readers!This week I did some good research for my imaginary blog. Sounds like a waste of time because my blog *is* still imaginary at this point, but it was good timing because it coincided with a really cool project I was assigned at Island Press.My usual boss was out this week, so the Senior Publicist of IP, Jaime, gave me the task of researching and contacting various “green bloggers” in order to promote an upcoming online chat one of our authors, Anthony Barnosky, will be hosting on the Island Press blog. So, basically all week I got to read ecoblogs and talk to the writers!Anyway, I particularly liked a blog called EcoVillageGreen and so I talked to the writer, Joe Barrio, and he gave me GREAT advice for starting my own. So that was exciting.I also talked to a new blogger who I think is sort of in my shoes. except a few steps ahead of me, because hers is alraedy up: check it out!

What wasn’t exciting was a whole week of realizing just how many green blogs are already out there. I definitely will need to have a niche.

Other than that, I just registered for classes for next fall (got into all the ones I wanted), and realized that I should be able to graduate on time (!!), and heard back from some farmers about this summer, which was exciting and also kind of scary.

Anyway, not too much else to report. Alex and I are going out to dinner tonight and then tomorrow I’m locking myself in a room in the library all day to write a paper.Well, after I go to eastern market in the morning. 🙂

What’s wwoof?

Let me explain! Wwoof stands for: world-wide opportunities in organic farming!I’m in the process of searching for the right “fit” of a farm to work/learn on this summer during a bit of July and August for about 4 weeks. I’ve applied to a few farms in Colorado, Maine, Vermont, and California, but we’ll see where I end up.One of the farms sent me a questionnaire to fill out for them, and I decided to post it here, because I think it explains to you (my friends and family) why I’m doing this.Here it is!

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