I was visiting with some people over the weekend and they were abuzz with garden chatter…what they were having trouble with, what was doing really great, new things they were trying, etc….and the topic of seed saving got thrown out there. As I listened, I was intrigued with how effortless they went about things. (I mean, have you ever read a book on the topic? I have several books on the subject, and I will admit that they can make the whole process sound very intimidating and complicated…that one should be a certified botanist before even trying) Read the rest of this entry →
Our friend and guest Sheree Clark who appears in one of our upcoming episodes of B. Organic took a shot at becoming the new Hot Raw Chef and today’s the final day for voting. Last we checked, she was towards the top. Let’s see if we can keep her there and help her get the title, shall we?! You’ll also get some free recipes out of the deal when you place your vote. Whoo! Hoo! I can personally say that everything she has ever prepared has been delicious, nutritious and EASY to make at home. And you don’t have to be raw, vegetarian, vegan or any other label to enjoy her stuff…it’s just NATURALLY GOOD food to throw into the mix!
She’s contestant number 9……Throw her a shout if you get a chance today! We love her and we’re confident you will too!
Cheers and gratitude….
Whew, it’s been hard to keep up with everything that needs to get done each day. How DOES everyone do all that needs to be done ONLINE anymore AND get all real life jobs done? I try, but it always seems to be the one thing that takes it in the shorts when the days are overloaded with everything else that needs to be accomplished. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling stretched pretty thin most days, but I’d sure like to hear from those who have it all figured out, how everyone REALLY stays on top of all those online duties that are such an integral extension of the work everyone is doing.
Think about it. I think it’s safe to assume that all of us were already extremely busy with our businesses and work lives as they were…(and on top of work duties there’s our personal lives…families to tend to, meals to prepare, pets to take care of, homes to keep tidy and clean, yards and gardens that call out for our attention regularly, and heaven forbid we try to carve out a little time to just think or senseless play time for friends and hobbies or the numerous other ‘life’ things that could fill our days….) Read the rest of this entry →
Tarah Sissing to 408 Grant…..she’s a long way from home (Holland……..Michigan) and joining us for an adventurous internship this summer. Whoo! Hoo! Welcome to the team, my friend! (look at her…she’s already taking a project and running with it…love that!)
Cheers to creative interns everywhere!
A bit of an ‘out of character’ b.organic posting today, but going to write it anyway. It’s also a bit eerie that it follows the subject of my last post…..We witnessed a terrifying chain of events this weekend and for someone who always tries to rationalize situations, this one has simply left me sad and perplexed in so many ways.
It’s the fourth of July.
It’s a beautiful, hot, sunny day.
We’re surrounded by family and friends.
Thousands of people are smiling and cheering.
It’s the annual Heritage Days Parade in Bellevue, Iowa.
The backdrop is the mighty Mississippi River and Lock and Dam #12.
All the kids and a lot of the grownups were down on the street…a few of us were up on the porch….
We were all chatting about what a fabulous parade it was; the kids were excitedly filling their bags with candy. Read the rest of this entry →
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle”…winston churchill
Went for a late night horseback ride last night with my friends/neighbors and LOVED it. (Hey, if you can’t squeeze your playtime in until after 11pm at night, so be it. At least it’s getting squeezed in, right?!) The weather was amazing, the stars were abundant and bright, the moon was low, the silhouettes of the deer in the fields were scurrying to and fro…absolutely everything about it was cool and peaceful and exhilarating. Read the rest of this entry →