Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Challenge

Yeah, I've been playing with the blog. It's been fun. I love the new button down near the bottom that tells me who just got here from where.

You will also notice the cute little chicken button. Lacy made me do it! OK, she encouraged me to do it. OK, OK, I try to do it anyway, but I had avoided the button because I don't always do a good job. Perfectionism strikes again.

But I'm going to step up my efforts to live locally and support the organic farmers. Will you join me? You can read more about Lacy's challenge here.

We already have two chickens in the yard. We eat a lot of eggs, so our poor chickens only supply about a third of what we eat. We also have fig and pecan trees. They supply all we use of figs and pecans. I have citrus trees in pots, but they haven't really produced much yet. I have one enormous lemon I can't wait to show you.

There are several farmer's markets (like this one, and this one, and this one) in our area. I don't frequent them like I should, but I'm going to make an extra effort to check them out. Maybe I'll take you on a field trip!

In any case, I hope you will join me as I try to support my community and try to live the way God intended us to live.

What do you do to support local growers?

2 comments: (Lacy) said...

I'm delighted to see that you officially took the Challenge (of course, I know you had already incorporated those elements in your life). I think the main thing is that I really want to spread the word that our money is our vote. So why cast votes toward animal abuse and harmful chemicals?

Thank you so much for joining the cause and spreading the word. You are changing the world!

Blessings and thanks!

WendyDarling said...

I LOVE the new look. :-) I really enjoy going to farmers markets as well. We have several of them up here. Every summer I buy Jacksonville Tomatoes and Noonday onions. LOVE them. ;-)