Warning! Achtung! Attenzione!


Post a Day: Day 2 (Post 2)
Thousands of years from now archaeologists will find remnants of inflateable, arm waving figures like the one above.  They’re likely to come to one of two conclusions as to the purpose of the relics.
1. They were warning signs placed there to alert travelers of the horrible dangers (physical or financial) that lurked inside.
2. They were mechanical Sirens used to lure weary travelers to their death.
The latter camp will be closer on the story, but both will be right about the inherent dangers represented by the signs.

Picked with Love (By a 3-year old)


Post-A-Day Challenge – Day 2

There’s something special about going into the garden to select ingredients for breakfast.  Adding small children to the effort takes it up a notch.  Due to our gardening efforts, our boys already have a different outlook on food then we did growing up.

I used to think that food magically appeared on grocery shelves.  They know that it takes time for a plant to grow and bear fruit.  I used to think carrying the groceries into the house was working for your food.  They know that you have to care for your plants over an entire season to earn your food.  I used to think a shiny, waxy apple was fresh.  They know that food tastes better when you pick it right before you eat it.  I used to think the reddest, roundest, firmest tomato in the grocery store was the apex of culinary delights.  They know I was sadly mistaken.  I used to think food scraps were trash.  They know that was wasteful.  I used to think tilling the soil was necessary for optimal growth.  They know I was misinformed and that disrupting our garden’s ecosystem with tillage and chemicals is bad for its long-term health. Continue reading

Convenience Jumps the Shark


It’s day 1 of my personal post-a-day challenge. The makers of Ballpark Franks made this one easy for me by placing a new product on the market, the individually wrapped hotdog.  What do you think? Am I way off the mark here? Or, is it time for our food systems to start taking sustainability seriously? Please weigh in with your thoughts.