Coop by Michael Perry
You may have heard of it. It may be on your shelf but not gotten to yet. You may have read it. Well, it’s good enough to either pick it up now, buy it, or read it again.
In over his head with two pigs, a dozen chickens, and a baby due any [...]
Yoga’s Life Map
Many people do not know that yoga is more than postures and breath. Yoga is actually much more; it is a way of living. A very long time ago, a sage named Patanjali collected and summarized the basic tenets of yoga into the Yoga Sutras. He described an eight-fold path. The Yamas and [...]
by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish
With the move toward healthier living, eating, and caring for the environment, many consumers are turning to local farmers and farm products for food choices. In fact, the popularity of these types of farms appears to be growing; the growth is spurred from a desire to eat better and from the hopes of [...]
The images are an indelible part of our heritage — open fields of cattle, grazing peacefully, with the occasional flick of a tail to break up the scene.
According to the 2008 film, Food Inc., this picture may be more nostalgia than a true representation of today’s food system. Currently much of our beef is delivered [...]
As the tomatoes are dropping off the vine, eating them fresh, right out of the garden is not only good eats but great for your skin. Lycopene found in tomatoes is an excellent antioxidant that helps protect skin from environmental damage. Did you know that cooked tomatoes contain two to eight times more lycopene than [...]
If you have never looked to the farm for a part of your beauty routine, you may want to look again. At first glance, goats milk seems like an unusual beauty product, but it’s extremely skin friendly and emollient.
Goat’s milk has more calcium, vitamins, and triglycerides (fats) than cow’s milk, and its short-strand protein structure [...]
While driving north this weekend, My mother-in-law and I were chatting about the weather, the royal wedding, and the children, when her attention was drawn to the movies I had gotten at the library to watch that weekend. “Food Inc?” she said in a never-heard-of-it voice, so I explained that it was a documentary on [...]
by Jen Bush and Andrew Gaertner
When the chilly December winds start to blow and the snow starts to pile up, wouldn’t it be nice to vacation in the south of France and feast on the fresh local produce? While we all love the seasonality of Wisconsin weather, it does kind of put a damper on [...]
by Nik Novak
I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time — being a kid and ego-centric by nature — but over the years I have come to realize the privileges of a food-based lifestyle. My mother, for whom there weren’t enough hours in the day, somehow always made sure my sister and I were fed. [...]
by Sandra Helpsmeet
We all hear lots about the benefits of yoga, but do kids need yoga?
The short answer is: Not so much, but maybe.
We need to distinguish a bit more the different aspects of yoga to really answer that question. For the purpose of this discussion, we will say that yoga has three aspects: the [...]