Well, we survived our camping weekend! Only barely, though. 🙂 I had just been thinking on Saturday afternoon that it really hadn't been so bad when the rain cut loose. I did get some neat shots from the beach as the front was moving toward us, though, isn't this pretty?
Here's another shot I love, this one of the kids watching the sunset over Otsego Lake:
- Did you know that animals, when given the choice, will choose non-genetically modified food?! Watch this powerful video with Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating:
- Do you ever buy Santa Cruz organic foods? Thank you, Colleen, a reader friend who sent me a link to this article about their support of genetically modified foods.
- Did you see the Food Freedom Friday post last week with videos of the latest raid on Real Food, this time in California?! The whole story is really hard to fathom, that this is happening right in the U.S.A. Please find out what's going on and take action, or next it could be you.
- I find it very interesting that Mike Adams, from Natural News, doesn't drink milk at all, yet he's willing to fight with us to protect ALL our food freedoms and is organizing this revolution! Cool, huh? Keep up on the Rawesome tweets in this chat room.
- I got an email from my friend, Kathy, last week and she asked me the million dollar question: “If a 13 year old can do this, Kelly, why can't we?!” 13 year old homeschooler starts sourdough bakery business. Here's a picture of one of my famous sourdough bricks and you can read about my sourdough bread struggles:
- I'm not going in easy, but my friend, Kris, has dragged me kicking and screaming into another social media site: Pinterest. Many of you have loved this one for a while and assure me that soon I'll be glad I joined up. We'll see. For now, you can follow me or pin me or whatever the heck you do right here. If you love it, please tell me why, and how you fit one more thing into your day?
- PLEASE VOTE for my cousin, Erin, who was nominated for “Non-Profit Event Planner of the year” by Biz Bash Magazine. She lives in Chicago and does amazing event planning for the Lincoln Park Zoo. What does this have to do with Real Food, you ask? Nothing at all, but she's a sweetheart and I'm just hoping you'll do this for me?! You can vote again every day, by the way, so if you really want to make me happy, you can do what I do and keep that page open on your computer, and then whenever you see it up in your browser, pop in to vote again. Not asking much am I?
- Be watching for some great new giveaways coming up here on the blog soon!
- Here's an article from Jill at Real Food Forager by 21 year old Hannah, who writes about her new GAPS Diet forum. Check it out if you're doing GAPS or thinking about it, because good support throughout is crucial. (Find GAPS resources here.)
- By the way, when Hannah first contacted me about her new forum, I asked her, “How is this different than the already established Yahoo GAPS Diet forum?” Here is her response to that question: “That's a good question, and one that I had to think about before I created the forum. The Yahoo GAPS forum isn't technically a forum, it's called a group. But what it basically is is a big email list that when you have a question you email the group and everyone gets an email. With a small group or one that doesn't post very often it's fine, but the bigger it gets the more, well, clunky it gets. Don't get me wrong I'm glad they started one and that people are getting help, but once it gets big like it is it's so easy for people to get flooded with messages and information. One lady I talked to quit the group because there were so many emails a day, and she just didn't have the time. With the GAPS forum people will be able to come when they have the time, search or browse for the answer they need, and not get swamped with so much info every day. Now that doesn't mean they might not get a lot of information, but that they will have an easier time controlling how much they receive.“