Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Gift From Mom

May 8, 2011

I know it should be the other way around, being mother’s day and all, but my mom brought me this book GROWING ROOTS when she came out west to visit a few weeks ago. She had gone to see the author and photographer speak and got a signed copy just for me. I’ve really been thinking about putting down some roots of my own someday soon but I’m just not sure if I’m ready to head back to the east coast quite yet. I have so many options and nothing tying me down (except, er… the monies…) Nonetheless, the world is my oyster. What should I do?

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Another Want….

April 11, 2011

I Want:

March 17, 2011

Anyone feeling generous? I could use some inspiration and encouragement for my gardening endevours in this northwest climate! http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/4089 You will be rewarded with vegetables.

All The Leaves Are Brown

November 24, 2010

SANDPOINT, Idaho: A blizzard is upon us and tomorrow’s forecast says 21 degrees below zero. If I had wanted weather like this I would have moved to North Dakota. The only thing to do in a situation like this is hunker down with a good book. I am currently reading (concurrently) The Grapes of Wrath & Bringing It to the Table: On Farm and Food. It has been an interesting dichotomy I would highly recommend. It’s funny that Michael Pollen claims Wendell Berry to be the first critic of industrialized farming, when John Steinbeck was dissing the “man” and the “machine” (albeit fictionally) way back in the 1930s. That’s the short version of what I have to say about that.

In other book related news, I’ve been broadening my horizons to the empire of Etsy, and am excited to share some vintage plant related reading material with you:

www.etsy.com/listing/61550314/vintage-hardcover-illustrated-indoor

Introducing I GREW THIS retail?? The general focus of the store is vintage homesteading and house wares – hopefully publications on those matters, if they take. I will be constantly expanding as time allows. My newest place of employment (name withheld) is the perfect catalyst for this new endeavor… please let me know if you are seeking anything vintagey, I would love to keep an eagle eye out for anything your heart desires – igrewthis@gmail.com. Happy hunting!