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June 13, 2008

Are you a locavore?

Here we are in front of the giraffes...my mom, dad, me, sis (Susanna) and the 4 grandkids in front (Rob took this photo):Keepin' it Real (I was tagged by Sylvia, and consider yourself tagged, if you're reading this, I'd LOVE to see the stuff of daily real-life):

1. My fridge...one more round of Baby Swiss on the top shelf, we need to get more milk and a few boxes of Entemann's from my MIL!

2. Closet...we have an old house and a really tiny closet!3. The kitchen sink (honestly, I had to clean it up, before I took this pic)...
4. The toilet:
5. My favorite shoes...are my Clarks from Rob (for Christmas), they're super comfy & cute (minus my swollen ankles....it's humid here)!

6. Favorite room...I love the kitchen!
7. My favorite spot...on the couch, reading a good book (I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver right now)!

8. Next to be cleaned up...my crafting area (it's in the basement, so I stash stuff under the counter)!

9. Laundry...just folded on the left, needs to be put in the dresser and hung up....needs to be washed on the right (we also have a hamper in each bedroom, but that's too many pics of my mess)!

10. Dream vacation destination? Hawaii...So, "a locavore is someone who eats food grown or produced locally or within a certain radius such as 50, 100, or 150 miles. The locavore movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to produce their own food, with the argument that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locally grown food is an environmentally friendly means of obtaining food, since supermarkets that import their food use more fossil fuels and non-renewable resources."

...thank you, wikipedia.com! I needed a more definite definition. So, today Rob sweated like crazy in the humid weather and dug up the earth for our garden. We planted tomatoes, peppers, musk melon, peas & carrots. MY reason to try to eat more locally is it costs LESS...with the price of gas going up, grocery stores are reflecting that in everything they sell. That book I'm reading is fabulous inspiration, about a family of 4 who choose to be locavores!
A bit more from Red River Gorge...

videoI was amazed at how these little butterflies loved our shoes, must've been the salt! You can hear the waterfall behind me...it was a nice hike to this serene spot, no one but the 4 of us & we stayed here for quite a bit before heading out on the trail again!

video

7 comments:

KJ-Starre said...

Hi there Martha! What a fun post. I'll rise to the challenge & play along. I'll take pic's & post them tomorrow.

I also get swollen ankles in the heat....I nicknamed mine Fankle (fat-ankle) #1 & #2 :o)

I am so impressed that you are trying to eat more local.....keep us posted with the progress of your garden.
XX

inara said...

cute pics of your house!!! Maybe I'll post pics of mine, just for fun???

Mimi said...

I have been tagged, but haven't gotten around to taking the photos.
Your house is adorable!

And, I have locavore tendancies.

Samantha said...

Hello! I love the "real life" photos you posted. They really give a great little peek into your home life :) That couch sure does look comfy!

I also think the videos are super cool. That butterfly is beautiful, and the bridge looks a little scary to me! I'm not so much afraid of heights as I am afraid of falling! LOL! Is that the same thing??

Oh, and we are locavores. We eat fresh fruit and veggies grown locally :)

Also, the Prima flowers that I showed on my blog are made in Thailand, so go get some!!

Jessica said...

I love your kitchen too! and your shoes.

Nope we are not locavores but I have no reason not to be other than I'm L.A.Z.Y.

Loreluca said...

So, you are the one who started the whole pix tag??? I loved it!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Love that cupcake "cake", so yummi! And I just planted strawberries, cantaloupes, zucchini and asparragus yesterday... I'm thinking of going and getting some watermelon and tomatos, and maybe some cucumbers. It's kind of late in the summer, but then again, weather has been weird around here...
Hugs!

Apple Joos said...

Thanks for stopping by! As a fellow Ohioan, I would LOVE to eat locally. I'm a vegetarian so that would make things that much easier. I'd love to slowly work towards being a vegetarian who only eats raw foods (which would in turn make me a vegan) but getting the rest of my family on board for that is tough. We're in the northeast OH so we don't have easy access to the awesome wares of Amish country, but we have tons of farmer markets.

Thanks for stopping by! I love running into other Buckeyes so I'll be adding you to my blogroll!