So, apparently I’m a...FEMIVORE. A Radical Homemaker. I had just thought I was weird.
Lately I’ve been canning (apples, cherries, peaches, oranges, strawberries) with plans to do more, I’ve been growing organic fruits and vegetables (no harvest yet, but I’m optimistic), I’ve been bartering with friends for raw goat’s milk for the kids, raising my own chickens for eggs, composting with worms, being sustainable as possible and trying to limit my consumerism. I’ve even got my Thanksgiving turkey growing on a friend’s farm as we speak. I’ve been spending ridiculous amounts of time in the kitchen.
Needless to say, I’ve been feeling like I’m going crazy. Why, all of a sudden, do I want to live the way my Grandmother lived? Well, apparently I’m not alone. I’m finding more and more friends that are really, really interested in what they’re eating and where it’s coming from. A friend of mine from Canada turned me on to this article from the NY Times. In an instant, I had defined myself AND found a community. I’m a femivore. A Radical Homemaker. I’m sick of industries telling me what drugs and chemicals to feed my children and I want to be in charge of what goes into my body.
It all started with learning about where my food REALLY comes from. I encourage you to find out, if you don’t already know.
Here’s a list of great resources brought to you by Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers. Links for the modern, uh, retro, uh, whatever it is we are. Modern-retro-cavepeople. All I can say is we’re getting all Little House on the Prairie up in this bitch. It feels good — and tastes delicious. LOL.