This year we took a Sunday off and went to the Kickapoo Country Fair at the Organic Valley Headquarters in La Farge, WI (about 45 miles from us). It is probably the coolest fair we've ever been to...organic food, organic coffee, maple syrup cotton candy, excellent speakers, cool vendors, great music,Wisconsin made beer...it was awesome!
Radical Homemakers...I bought the book and got to have Shannon personally sign my copy and Stella did not want to let go of the book. My favorite parts about the fair: The feeling that I knew most of the people I saw...even though I might not have ever met them; the great food; being able to let the kids run around and do as they pleased; AND, most of all, meeting Shannon Hayes and listening to her talk about her book. I'm almost halfway through the book now, and I LOVE it. I agree wholeheartedly with every word she has written. In my opinion this is a MUST READ book! Tommy had fun talking to folks about raw food and tasting some DELICIOUS pro-biotic, raw fermented, foods like Sauerkraut made locally.
Reeve and Kyle's favorite part was running around with their friends AND building the most AMAZING sandcastle ever.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Our 10 panel Solar Hot Water System is coming together nicely in the backyard.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Home project #1: New 10 panel Solar Hot Water System to heat all of our domestic hot water and provide radiant floor heating in the cooler Wisconsin months...or about 9 months out of the year!
Next up...my goofiness...I was cooking chick peas the other night (aka garbonzo beans) for our weekly batch of hummus and I think I "get" why they are called chick peas...is it because they look like a mini cooked chicken?