Monday, January 30, 2006

Tag--I'm it!

Thanks to bugheart, I am a full-fledged blogger now!

Four jobs I've had:

1) teenaged slave at Sesame Place (circa 1990)
2) stable-hand
3) lab technician (x2)
4) research associate (what's the difference?)

Four movies I could (I do!) watch over and over:

1) Metropolitan
3) The Life Aquatic
4) The Royal Tennenbaum's

Four places I've lived:

1) State College, PA
2) Tulare, CA
3) Bow, NH
4) Grafton, MA

Four places I've vacationed:

1) Maui
2) Iceland
3) Italy
4) Harvey's Lake, PA

Four websites I visit (almost) daily:

1) ebay
4) google

Four favorite foods:

1) thai coconut milk soup
2) pancakes
3) green papaya salad
4) french fries

Four places I'd rather be right now:

1) Iceland!
2) at home with my dogs
3) riding a horse
4) shopping!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

A New Addition

Two weeks ago I adopted a Haflinger pony named Louise. She is broke to ride and drive and I hope to learn some practical horse farming with her this summer. I've done some research and there are many farming impliments available for Haflinger ponies specifically. I'm not sure how much we can do with her on our small acreage...but I aim to try.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Welcome to my farming revolution!

My intentions for this blog:

1) serve as a record of my quest for a more sustainable lifestyle

2) serve as entertainment or inspiration for anyone out there who is interested in setting up a small farm

Thursday, January 05, 2006

introductory post

"Our objects, as you know, are to ensure a more natural union between intellectual and manual labor than now exists; to combine the thinker and the worker, as far as possible, in the same individual; to guarantee the highest mental freedom, by providing all with labor, adapted to their tastes and talents, and securing to them the fruits of their industry; to do away with the necessity of menial services, by opening the benefits of education and the profits of labor to all; and thus to prepare a society of liberal, intelligent, and cultivated person, whose relations with each other would permit a more simple and wholesome life, than can now be led amidst the pressures of our competitive institutions." George Ripley c. 1840 Brook Farm, MA