Okay well I have never tried a gDiaper. I guess that is because I do not have public sewer service...I have a septic tank that if broken would be on my dime to repair. So the thought of a flushable diaper scares me just a bit. I have to admit also that as a die hard cloth diaper user I was not so enchanted when I first heard of gDiapers either but have since changed my opinion. That being said I can now say that I love the the idea behind the product, the environmental issues that these products … [Read more...]
Is Vegetarianism the Answer?
I just read an article yesterday that outlines the horrors and travesty of our current animal food product production system in this country. The article claims that vegetarianism is the answer to all of this. I am not at all convinced. I am not a vegetarian. I think this surprises many people because vegetarianism seems to be touted in recent years as the most "natural" way to eat. It surprises them even further to learn that I did in fact used to be a vegetarian (although not a vegan) but … [Read more...]
This Organic Life
I had time this weekend to curl up in a hammock this weekend re-read one of my favorite books. While my kids were splashing around in a small pool I dived into the world of Joan Dye Gussow once again by reading the book This Organic Life Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader. The book opens with a quote by Wendell Berry, who wrote The Gift of Good Land. Might it not be that eating and farming are inseparable concepts that belong together on the farm, not two distinct economic activities as we … [Read more...]