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looking for what's missing... I'm a knitting, spinning, mother of teenagers with a big dog, a small cat, minus the lovely rabbit Meliflua.

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Location: Virginia, United States

Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Think globally, Eat locally

I am eating a bowl of peach yogurt as I write this. Not just any peach yogurt. I cut a fresh, ripe peach from Quaker Orchards into some lovely plain yogurt from the Keswick Creamery. I will miss the convenient little Wednesday farmers' market as much as I'll miss anything from this summer. I usually like to dowse a peach in half & half and sprinkle on the sugar but this yogurt is something else. It'll make you a believer in "Think globally. Eat locally." Maybe the Jersey cows make the difference, but it is the smoothest, mildest, richest, mostest dairy product ever to glide across my tongue. (Feeling virtuous for skipping the half & half is just a bonus.)

I have not been posting on my blog lately because all my writing skills (and some I don't have) were being used up building a poster of the research I have been doing. My internship is almost over and it has kept me busy. Summarizing it all in 36 x 48 inches was hard work, but I'm reasonably satisfied it. I struggled in the beginning -- trying to define my "audience" -- but finally realized I should write it for myself! It got easier after that. I know me and am easily entertained.

I haven't been so busy that I couldn't knit a bit; I am on clue 3 of the Mystery Stole 3 knit along, pictures forthcoming. Really. I promise. Well, maybe next week.


Anonymous -joanie said...

Jersey cows? Them's fightin' words! Although I expect they'll still let you cross the border into Wisconsin if (when) you come to visit.

I'm anxious to see the pictures of your knitting, but how about some pictures of your poster?

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Yeah, pictures of the poster -- the paper one, not you the poster!

Looking forward to hanging with you again -- I think you'll be there for August, yes?

1:56 PM  
Blogger ClaireLeah said...

I go to the Farmer's Market here in Vienna on Wednesdays and Saturdays - it's pretty tiny - but very neighborly.

Yesterday I picked up the best peaches - they're called either Saturn or doughnut peaches -and two kinds of plums (forget their names).

While I really like the little Farmer's markets here - they're nothing like the huge markets we had in Lancaster (when I was in college - we bought almost everything we ate at the Lancaster Farmers' Markets) - they were amazing!

Now - I'm missing the Lancaster Farmer's Markets (sheesh).

Hey - I'm doing MS3 too - but I'm still on the first clue (it's my first foray into lace knitting and reading knitting charts).

Oh - almost forgot - don't buy another skein of turquoise zephyr!

See ya soon!

7:28 PM  

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