Well, to make a long, possibly boring story shorter - Organic appeals to me in two ways:
1. It is suggestive of something that "develops in a manner analogous to the natural growth and evolution characteristic of living organisms; arising as a natural outgrowth."
meaning, that it reflects my attention span as evolving rather than as non-existant. I am always trying new things (ask my kids or my mother and their eyes might just roll so far back in their heads that they stick there) and all that adventureous-ness can look like ADHD on crack. But really, it is just my love of hands-on living, which brings me to the second reason.
2. We've recently taken anew interest in just how far removed we've become from our food. Do you really know what's on (or in) your vegetables, meat, and packaged foods? Do you want to know or do you suffer from a case of "Ignorance is bliss"? We've read several books lately that have told us far more than we thought we wanted to know about the actual costs (health, environmental, and otherwise) of eating the way most Americans do. For our family, it's time to make some changes.
Over the past few months we've begun planning our garden and eliminating commercially produced beef and pork from our diets. We still eat wild-caught fish and some chicken, but for the most part we are trying to eat more fresh vegetables, fresh-from-the-farm eggs and milk, as well as using olive oil (rather than vegetable oil) in our cooking.
This blog isn't just about gardening, it's about living life - naturally. There will be recipes, garden ideas (and possibly failures), projects, crafts, of course numerous posts on the kids' perspective, and maybe even some eye-rolling.
I will still post over at Ty's Triumph any news about Ty and our journey with him, but mostly, I will be posting here. I hope you'll join us.