Do you eat? I do, everyday, and love it! I eat well and without guilt, because I strive to eat according to certain principles. I think that things worth doing are worth doing well, and for me that means doing things the "good" way. You'll hear my talk more about "good" if you continue to read my blog, but I'll start by saying that the good way is the right way, the moral way, and the thoughtful way. The way that is the least harmful and the most beneficial. It is Local, Seasonal and Sustainable.
I grew up on a New England sheep farm, and there learned an appreciation for the outdoors and hard work that most people don't get to experience. When I was 9 I had my own horse, and took care of him all by myself, as my mother hated horses. We grew much of our own foods, raised lamb and chickens and goats and ducks, built our own house, chopped our own wood for fuel and had a pretty good life. That childhood experience has shaped the course of my life. Farming and growing, working hard and together have become essential to a life lived with value, courage and joy.
It has not been easy for me. At the age of 30 I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, a much misunderstood mood disorder cause by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It has been a bit of a roller coaster over the last 13 years, but I try to stay focused, and strive to live a balanced life in harmony with my environment. Yoga, knitting, medication and my family's continual support help me stay on the top side of this crazy tightrope we call life.