A Few Photos From Christmas

December 28th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Alas, the saga of “Sayward The Bad Blogger” continues. Do you celebrate the Winter Solstice? I do. In fact, it’s one of my very favorite holidays. And last week, I threw my first ever Winter Solstice bash. It was my first, because up until now, I’ve been celebrating with my godparents every year. For decades [...]

Feminist Books For My 4 Year Old Son

September 16th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Family

I feel so lucky to have been raised by a moderately radical, definitely left-of-left liberal lady. My mom, a single mom, was a product of the 60s, and she marched for civil rights and she believed in equality, and I grew up knowing that I could do anything I wanted to do. And also, that [...]

Eco-Friendly Vegan Camping! Part III – Yosemite & “How To Be Vegan”

August 14th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Family

A good road trip always calls for a good book! Typically the drive from Sequoia National Park to Yosemite National Park should take somewhere around four hours – or closer to five if you’re operating under traveling-with-4-year-old conditions. But when we made the trip Yosemite was on fire. Multiple fires in fact. And so we [...]

Eco-Friendly Vegan Camping! Part II – A Few Of My Favorite Natural Products

August 13th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Our creekside campsite at Sequoia National Park, early morning. Our first official morning of camping, Waits woke up early with the birds. I was still exhausted, but Jeremy was kind enough to get up with the kiddo and begin the breakfasting. Later, he told me that those early mornings, working in the cold and quiet, [...]

Camping! Eco-Friendly Vegan Camping! With Kids! And Gluten-Free Too! Oh, So Many Ways To Frame This. Part I – Food

August 12th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Hot dog roasting MASTER. We did it! We camped, and it was Waits’s first time, and my first time in maybe a decade (seriously), and we didn’t die and we didn’t kill each other and we ate really amazing food and IT WAS SO FUN. We’re already planning our next trip. Working on the car [...]