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Farm Food February: The Wrap Up

February made me even more grateful than ever for leafy greens!

February made me even more grateful than ever for leafy greens!

Well, the February Farm Food project is over. Our meat still comes from Chestnut Farms, like it does every month, and we still receive our regular vegetable CSA delivery – at least for one more week. Then we don’t have vegetable CSA produce again until probably June: that is the way of New England! But we have Farmers To You to fill in the gaps, and of course now again, Whole Foods! The first day off the project, our shopping cart was filled to the brim with GREEN. Every green thing, tomato, and berry that was for sale was in our cart, not to mention beautiful mushrooms! (and for the sake of full disclosure, not a small amount of chocolate!)
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Varicose Veins: The Updated Post

a dog is a great friend to help you get walking!

a dog is a great friend to help you get walking!

The original varicose veins post is by far the most popular thing on this blog. Which makes me really sad – I would so much rather people flock in droves to this one: Enough. Or the one about the Merits of Plain Speech. Or the one about the Beauty of Imperfection and Gracelessness.

But no, it’s stupid old varicose veins.


Don’t Just Stand There!

in vermont, there's a saying: "dumber than a box o' rocks". this box o' rocks is brilliant!

in vermont, there’s a saying: “dumber than a box o’ rocks”. this box o’ rocks is brilliant!

Standing desks are all the rage, and we love ours. Recently I’ve seen several Kickstarter campaigns for standing desk toys – things to stand on so that you’re not just standing on a flat boring surface. Flat boring surfaces are easy to vacuum, but they’re not so good for your feet. The feet are extremely neurologically sensitive, and they crave input! Not to mention that standing on flat boring surfaces allows your body to get locked into one position, which is really no better than if you were sitting. I’ve been following the development of some standing desk toys, but they’re fairly pricey, so we came up with a much cheaper alternative: The Box O’ Rocks!
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Farm Food Update #2

Well, it’s the middle of the month, and this project has been quite a project so far! With all the snow, things have gone not quite the way we expected, but we’ve gotten through. Our Meat CSA delivery from Chestnut Farm was delayed again due to Snowpocalypse: The Return of the Revenge Part 4, so again we’ve been relying on Farmers To You for meat. Speaking of which, the meat farmers there didn’t get a mention in our Thank Yous at the beginning of the project, so let’s do it now!


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