Do Farmers Have Choices?

Do Farmers Have Choices?

Originally posted on [ j. l. d. ] Photograph Blog:
There seems to be a consensus going around that farmers have no choice when it comes to the seed they choose to plant. Or if they do have a choice, large corporations like Monsanto force it upon them. And if anybody tries to voice their opinion and…

What is Real Food?

What is Real Food?

Mark Twain once said “The secret to success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside” Lately I’ve seen the term “real food” floating around the internet and social media.  I’ve heard comments stating, “no food served in restaurants is real food”, along with “anything processed isn’t … Continue reading

FFA and the year of the farmer

FFA and the year of the farmer

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.- FFA Motto Yesterday started 2013’s national FFA week and even more fitting Ram trucks has declared 2013 “Year of the farmer”. My high school didn’t have an FFA chapter, but I was fortunate enough having been able to participate in the neighboring school’s … Continue reading

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! That was the subject line of an email my mom sent me today. All the content said was “Welcome back to the real world, have a great day, mom” Of course she didn’t forget to attach the picture below before sending it. Well, “Project Vegan” is finally over, and I can honestly say … Continue reading

Cat herdin’ ain’t easy

Cat herdin’ ain’t easy

Between poultry plants, blogging, work reports, emails and calendar scheduling I feel like that’s what my life has consisted of lately, cat herding. Not to be confused with any ole domestic long-haired herding, I’m talking full fledged feral, short-haired cats that aren’t declawed kind of herding. At this point, trying to find vegan options in … Continue reading

Off the road & to Broken Bow I go

Off the road & to Broken Bow I go

I can’t help but stop and think about the irony of “Project Vegan”.  I spent the last two days working in a meat plant in Middle of Nowhere out in the bushes of Oklahoma, knowing all good and well I was not going to be able to consume any of the fruits of my time and … Continue reading

Cliff bars are my saving grace

Cliff bars are my saving grace

Week one of “Project Vegan” is in the books and to say it’s been a roller coaster ride would be an understatement.  Just like my com-padre Danielle, I too hit my rock bottom from little protein intake, but at least I still had hot water. I will say though, once I found that most cliff bars are … Continue reading

A vegan who hates salad?!

A vegan who hates salad?!

“Project vegan” has been underway now for 5 days, so instead of writing about what I’ve eaten the last few days, I want to share some insight to the “actual” vegan world.  I’d like to introduce a colleague of mine who has been vegan for many years. Meet Tammera, we met about two years ago … Continue reading