Thoughts on “Sleeping Naked Is Green” by Vanessa Farquharson

Okay, so I started reading Sleeping Naked Is Green by Vanessa Farquharson because my mind decided to remain on vacation long after my body had returned to real life. Light and witty, Sleeping Naked is Green seemed to be just what I needed. I didn’t even plan on finishing it; I figured I’d get tired […]

Thoughts on ”Goat Song” by Brad Kessler

I just finished reading Brad Kessler’s new memoir, Goat Song. It is beautiful: part memoir, part history, part personal reflection. It chronicles the first few years of Kessler’s foray into raising goats in Vermont with his wife and the cheese that was the result. Lyrical, contemplative, mouthwatering, and enlightening, this book was an absolute treat […]

Thoughts on “Made from Scratch” by Jenna Woginrich

If there’s anyone out there who’s ever considered learning some homesteading skills but didn’t know where to start, I have a book for you. Have you ever wondered about keeping bees? How about dreamed of eggs fresh from the chicken every morning? Maybe imagined making your own clothes? Jenna Woginrich did. Not sure where to start? […]

Thoughts on “At A Crossroads” by Kate T. Williamson

Today I read my first graphic novel. Okay, actually, it was a graphic memoir. Graphic books have ever really appealed to me. First, they’re generally about things I’m not so interested in. Second, they’re not substantial enough for me to feel like I’ve accomplished something when I’m done. And finally, I feel like they’re cheating, […]

Food vs. ”Food”: Four Books

With concern about our industrial food system growing in recent past, books on the subject have been popping up for some time now. It wasn’t until I came across the 100 mile diet website that I picked one up. It happened to be the one written by the people who started the 100 mile diet. […]