- Bread and Crackers
- Coconut Products
- Cookies and Bars
- Fats and Oils
- Flours, Grains, and Legumes
- Fermented Vegetables
- Fermented Food Starters
- Milk and Cream
- Salt and Spices
- Snack Foods
- Supplements & Superfoods
- Yogurt and Kefir
- Books and DVDs
- Kitchen Tools and Appliances
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Personal Care
- Simple Food
I know that there will come a day, Lord willing, when my children will look back on their childhood and remember.
They will remember big things like how mama’s attitude could make or break the atmosphere of the home – was she cheerful… or not. They will remember the ideas and ways of life that their parents taught for and against… and they’ll remember whether they were hypocrites in their own lives… or not.They’ll remember that without explanation or complaint their Daddy was always present – to guide, to answer tough questions, ever present in love and in teaching.
But they’ll also remember a million little details that will shape their character, their minds, and their lives. This is a heavy realization for me as I thumb through the catalog of my own childhood memories. I see how we are all shaped by these small details that add up to big ideas and the principles that guide our lives.
Will they remember the simple joys of hauling firewood, wet t-shirts on hot nights, and learning to go slow in the hot summer sun?
Will they remember the newness of coming here, the sadness of leaving those behind, and the "unconventional" months and years that were to come?
Will they remember walking down dirt roads at dusk, running freely through open land, and the unabashed joy written all over their face?
Will they remember the moments they first held her, watched her smile, helped her grow?
Will they remember endless blue skies, clotheslines blowing in the breeze, the rhythmic "tink" of fence-building?
Will they remember the way the waist-high flowering broomweed feels as they run through it, heads cocked back and laughter pouring joyously from their grins?
Wake up just feet from one another. Feed the chickens. Breakfast. Feed baby sister a bottle. Haul firewood with Daddy. Inside chores with Mama. Help make lunch. School time. Watch your sister. Supper. Walk to the neighbors’ for two quarts of goat milk. Tickle fights. Wash up for bed time. Squeezes goodnight.
These are the kinds of days that they will remember.
my (grain-free) cookbook
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