So the blog’s been a bit dead lately. The logical question would then be “are we?”. No! In truth, we have been thriving on our local diet. The reason, I think that we’ve been forgetting to write, is that we’ve adjusted to our routine. Eating local honestly doesn’t seem that newsworthy after you’ve been doing it for more than half a semester. We’re done with the epic tomato-canning, corn-grinding, lard-rendering, pepper-slicing and everything-dehydrating panic of September. Since the first frost (a couple of weeks ago now) we really haven’t had any big projects. We’ve had no made for reality-tv breakdowns, tantrums or fights. Most of the time we remember to make bread and keep the fridge stocked pretty well. Our digestive systems have at least partially adapted to our absurd fiber intake. So there’s no big news anymore. But really, that’s exactly what we were hoping would happen.
I hesitate to say too much while we still have lots of fresh produce from the CSA, as winter is still not even here yet. But eating local seems thus far to have proven itself feasible, healthful and enjoyable. As the seasons have changed, we’ve begun dipping into our winter stores, and it feels good that we put in all of that work earlier in the semester and over the summer. The amount of time that we are spending in the kitchen has been reduced to a more normal amount and we are feeling less like we are in Little House on the Prairie and more like college students again. We will try to write as more news comes up.