Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fall is here and I love the internet!

I have been such a lackadaisical blogger, and for that I am sorry. I can't expect one pic of my niece and an amusing link to hold you all over for long, right? I am still stuck on this 2nd sock, but as you can see, it's almost finished! And then onto the Rogue Hoodie (along with some quick pumpkin hats for the kids in my life).

This lovely picture you see is my artistic attempt to show my knitting progress along with the bounty of fall. The Farmer's Market was hoppin' this weekend, and I got some butternut & spaghetti squash, along with eggplant and some ears from the last harvest of corn for the year. There were gigantic pumpkins, sunflower heads filled with seeds, and apples, apples, apples!

I'm almost finished reading a wonderfully written book called "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. I love his writing and his comments resonate with me. Basically he talks about the different food chains in America -- industrial, organic (both industrial-organic and small-farm organic) and hunter/gatherer. It's really made me think even more about our food and where it comes from, I mean beyond my vegetarianism. I'm doing all this research into where to find raw milk and eggs from pasture-fed hens. And I decided that I wanted to go mushroom hunting, but didn't know how. So -- and this is where the "I Love the Internet" part comes in -- last week I posted a plea for help on a mushroom-hunting message board and someone just invited me on a hunt in South Bend this weekend. I'm so happy, just because it worked out so nicely, and it's all about bringing people together, isn't it? And tonight I'm going to meet my friend Jessica, who I met through blogland.

Thankfully ND beat MSU this weekend while we watched in hurricane conditions. OK, we left in the 3rd quarter when we were losing badly and the winds started howling, we're wimps. But you would have left too if you were sitting on the very top level, soaking wet.

That's Brady up there, who either slept or breast-fed for most of my last visit.


schrodinger said...

Mushroom hunting huh? Interesting, I did that once, but for the magic kind, we managed to pick 2 between 3 of us over about 2 hours, LOL!!

Great to see you've nearly finished the sock. The Rogue Hoodie should be a fun knit.

Jessica said...

Wow, you're going mushroom hunting? That's so cool! You're really living it up out there in the country, aren't you? Don't slip any magic ones in Dave's salad!

Jess said...

It was so much fun knitting with you at the coffee shop! Lots of pregress on that sock...

Jess said...

...I really can spell "progress" - I just can't type!

PassionKNITly said...

Dude. You just used the word "lckadaisical" which makes you anything but!

Do we need to implement a requirement of 1:1 picture ratio (children to yarn)!?

I have a friend who goes mushroom hunting in IN. I didn't even know it was a thing until she told me she was going. Seems like a nifty idea.