Why Americans are Going Local

Yesterday Kristen and I listened to an author, Andrew Potter, describe the American movement towards all things local and eco-friendly as conspicuous consumption. It felt like an elitist slap in the face. His book is called, The Authenticity Hoax. (I’ve not read it) You can see the transcript to the Marketplace segment, “The new holier than…… Continue reading Why Americans are Going Local

Garden Awesomeness

Adolescent watermelon, originally uploaded by mclanea. There’s lots of fun stuff happening in our garden. Watermelon are coming in strong. And we’re hoping to pick a big batch of jalapeño this weekend. Right behind that are a whole heap of eggplant. Our little garden experiment is going quite well. Thanks to all who encourage us.

Bean Crazy

Our summer garden is coming right along. This is our bean patch. We’ve got climbing pole beans in the front. You can see that the pole beans have gotten to the top of my makeshift bean-o-matic. So I just thought I’d encourage the growth some more by extending the twine from that bean-o-matic over to…… Continue reading Bean Crazy

The harvest is coming!

Yellow tomatoes, originally uploaded by mclanea. Yesterday Paul and I were doing our daily look through the garden. He leaned in and yelled, “Daddy, check this out! We’ve got lots of tomatoes!” In just a couple of weeks all of our summer garden plants will mature and start producing produce. We can’t wait!