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Creating Food Security With a Cottage Garden

“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” Joel Salatin

Once upon a time the food we ate did not come in a box or a bag or wrapped in shrink wrap with a stamp of government inspection marking it approved. In this long ago almost incomprehensible time, medicine was not purchased in a plastic jug with protective lids or seals on them. How inconvenient! How uncivilized! It must have been a hard way to live. Continue reading Creating Food Security With a Cottage Garden

The Snowflake Riots – An Inside Report from an American University

Our daughter Izzy, a freshman at a large urban university, has kept us updated since the election on the rapidly developing situation at her school. For a number of reasons she chose not to participate in protests and movements which the majority of her classmates are swept up in. As such, she has been able to provide us with a more objective, real time narrative.

It is worse than you might imagine.

On election night, Izzy was working to fulfill community service hours at the campus election polling station. By 9pm she texted us that the mood had become chaotic and there were suddenly many police officers on the scene, some threatening to use pepper spray if the students didn’t disperse.

Her text read: "People are not happy. Students are getting rough so we are vacating." Continue reading The Snowflake Riots – An Inside Report from an American University