Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Off to Town

Second cut. Scott figures his skills are improving.

He even gave Emil a nice mohawk but Emil insisted he didn't want to keep it.

The sun is shining — woo hoo! — and Everett and I are off to town. Since we were there yesterday (he has completed his driving instruction and can soon go for his road test; this could be a good thing, and then again not, for if I have a driver to send off on his own to do my bidding, I might never leave the yard) and picked up groceries, today will be a lazier one than usual, with fewer things to do.

We've found a supplier of fresh farm eggs and today will meet the seller in front of the library to exchange dollars for cartons. I'm thrilled about that, particularly after being reminded of the horrors of factory chicken and egg farms.

And it's a library day. Nothing I've ordered has come in, but I'll still come home with a stack of books.

As for news, not much. Aunt Shirley called this morning looking for a ride to her accountant's in Foam Lake, as my cousin is using her vehicle after getting into an accident with his own. So one of these afternoons I'll be heading south.

Grandma is doing well. She's feeling good and even cracking jokes, I hear. Gotta get up there one day soon.

And, since it's International Woman's Day, here are a few facts you might not be aware of:


  1. Hey Kate, thanks! Where I live there has been no mention of International Women's Day. I'd forgotten about it, and thank goodness you didn't! Great video, thanks for sharing.

    Finding local produce and food it challenging where we live, but it can be accomplished in small ways... like picking wild blueberries and blackberries.

  2. Lucky you, fresh eggs. No such thing here. I've tried to buy into the local produce challenge, it surprises me how expensive it is. How unfortunate I'm sure more people would go for it if the prices were not so outrageous. Thought the video was very informative. BTW I did send my email address.

  3. Fresh eggs directly from the farmer who raises the chickens are, here at least, less expensive than they are in the local grocery store. I'm paying $2 a dozen for them; in the store a dozen eggs sells for about $2.79, is an inferior product, and buying them supports farming practices that are inhumane. So I'm really pleased to have found this supplier -- and I'd happily pay more -- I'd pay the same as the price in the store, and actually I'd pay more. Once you've started paying more, it doesn't seem like you are ... probably because of the difference in quality. I think in the cities the prices for fresh eggs might be pretty hard to swallow, as the producers can demand super-high prices and get them.


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