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FO Day - It sounded good at the time

Sep. 3rd, 2011

03:09 pm - FO Day

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Today, so far, I have finished my scarf (it is blocking now), bound off my sun hat (high dork factor) and finally added the elastic to the skirt I made last year.

It feels good to say "This is finished" multiple times in one day.

I believe I will leave the socks for now. I'm most of the way through the first one and that has taken ages. Besides, my hands haven't been too happy with the smaller needles, lately. Maybe once the doctors get me unachey again, it'll be easier.

I still need to pickle the peppers my boss grew.

And I need to bake a cake for mom's birthday tomorrow.

And make a margarita pie.

And I need to make dinner out of the squash my boss grew and the sausage frogmaster's co-worker had made. She (the co-worker, not the boss) raises goats and turkeys and chickens. She recently added pigs to the farm. By the end of the month, I will have a half of a pig in my freezer, co-mingling with the half of a cow from my sis-in-law.

I just need a local source of chickens and milk and I will be all set! Also, I need to get involved in the CSA at the local farm. I missed them this past summer. I am really looking forward to fresh vegetables each week!

Now is the time I should sit and ponder the privileges afforded to us just for having been born who we were born. Not everyone has access to or can afford the meat and vegetables we can and have been eating. Making food affordable... Actually, making good food attainable and affordable is a very important part of being a civilized nation. It is something we've been failing at, increasingly more so every year.

Someday, I'll figure out what to do about it, right?


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Date:September 4th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
How bizarre, I just got through having this conversation with IB (again) about being more self sufficient. I'm not ready to go off the grid but I really want a bigger veggie garden, my own chickens and we talked about milk :) We own a farm for christ sakes but we don't live there. Living in the middle of a town makes this impossible, but conducive for my work. With as much farmland in the area you would think fresh eggs and produce would be readily available but it's not. Farmers markets should be booming like crazy - but it's not happening.
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