this is the news i woke up to on this glorious morning:
According to The New York Times, "seed companies and garden shops say that not since the rampant inflation of the 1970s has there been such an uptick in interest in growing food at home." The Huffington Post, ABC, and NBC have all surfaced in Buzz with reports about the surging interest in growing-your-own.
it is encouraging to read that americans are not simply sitting back allowing the circumstances to just happen to them. rather, we are taking initiative to make positive choices for our families! here is a challenge to those of us that are a bit ahead of this curve- take someone who is new to gardening under your wing. just one other person. can't be too hard, right?
in other news, of the family variety, tomorrow we leave for youth camp. this is my first time to take the kids on a youth trip. usually we sit back and tearfully wave goodbye to daddy. but this year we are going to my most favorite spot- glorieta, new mexico! i can't wait to show the kids my old hidden spots (like the caves my brother and i found). it is hectic getting everything loaded. i have baked muffins, granola and fig bars. today i am roasting a chicken, pre-cutting all veggies and preparing noodles al-dente. the funniest part of all is that i have no kitchen! i will be living for a week off of my toaster oven and electric skillet. i've been told i'm crazy...maybe this is evidence enough...