About Me

My name is Beth.  I am a homemaker, librarian, tree-hugger, artist-type.  I love dancing, reading, hiking, playing games of all sorts, national parks, sewing, making stuff from scratch, taking photos, gardening, cooking, birding, and just appreciating the simple yet humble joys, marvels, and pleasures of this fabulous universe.  I am married to an incredible "ball of fire," as my sister puts it, named Matt.  We share our house with two kitties--a playful, orange angel named Ginger and a goofy ol' sweetheart named Johnny.
Photo credit to my sister Sarah's friend Boe.
For the record...
I am not an expert on anything I write about.  I write based on my own experiences and research I've done on the matter.  I am very open to suggestions if they can improve my technique or increase my happiness or sustainability.  My methods and opinions are almost guaranteed to change as I continue to evolve as a person.

When I cook I strive to use as many organically, locally, or sustainably grown ingredients as possible.   

If I say "butter" I mean organic Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread.  When I say "milk" I mean non-dairy milk, typically almond or soy.  When I say "cheese" I mean non-dairy cheese like Matt's fantastic cashew cheese or Daiya shreds.  I apologize if this causes confusion.  That's just what we call them at my house. 

I am more-or-less a vegan.  I say more-or-less because I wear wool and leather and use honey and bee's wax.  I feel these products, properly produced, are better for the environment, as well as myself, than many of their vegan alternates.   I also have made a couple sentimental exceptions, like when my Grandma sent me homemade (non-vegan) wheat rolls.

I strongly support small-scale agriculture, especially raising your own plants and animals for food. 

All the words, photos, and art on the blog are mine unless otherwise noted.  You can use them, just be sure to give credit where credit is due.
Thanks for reading!  (updated: 3/10/2020)