The Politics of Healthy Food & Green Waffles

Most people know I really hate politics. I don't find them helpful most of the time. Democrat, Republican, Independent - it seems it really doesn't matter once elected officials join the "machine." I vote out of an obligation to the women who fought hard to win that right for me, but usually I write in a name. I prefer local action. I prefer working to improve my home, my neighborhood, and my community. These are efforts where I can see real results.

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Seasonal Shifts

Burst is what we have done this week. The Homestead is full of new animals that I feel ready and energized enough to care for well. After months of feeling like time moved slowly, suddenly there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done. It works out though because the days just got longer. It's still light when we feed the baby goat his last bottle and take the new puppy for his last perimeter walk of the day.

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Tree-talking, Hippy-dressing Weirdos

This year I just accepted the fact that there would be moments where I would be uncomfortable, and that being uncomfortable is probably good for us once in a while. Mostly, I looked forward to seeing women who I now count among friends. The surprise was how much joy I took in watching new women break wide open and BEAM! 

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The Homestead Year In Review 2014 - WOW!

The Homestead Year In Review 2014 - WOW!

We are completing our second year of operating The Homestead Center. When we started, Mike and I agreed to give it three years to see if the community supported our efforts enough to become financially viable, and we are getting close! Thank you to all of you who made the programming at the Homestead possible with your Memberships. What a year it has been!

Here are a few of my favorite moments. 

Alison

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Playing Chicken in Mississippi

Playing Chicken in Mississippi

Here is an update on the Petition to the MS Department of Agriculture on the Poultry Exemption. I want to congratulate all of us who came out of our comfort zones and entered the uncomfortable arena of politics for something we believe in. Over 2000 people signed this petition in just ten days. Hundreds of you followed the petition with phone calls saying one thing, "We want access to healthy poultry in Mississippi."

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Where Has All the Real Food Gone?

Where Has All the Real Food Gone?

They don't have to do this job. They could go sit in air conditioned offices with their college degrees. They could move off to any other state where their business is perfectly legal. Ali and Dustin believe in their job. They believe in their calling to steward health of people, animals, and land in their home state of Mississippi. 

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