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She Farms

Many of us in the Global North probably have a mental image attached to the word “farmer.” Here’s a pretty good approximation of most of our impressions of what constitutes “the average farmer.” Most of us probably don’t realize that the “average farmer” on a world scale looks rather different. Here’s an approximate of what…

Should You Drink Raw Milk?

As I’ve mentioned, we raise our own dairy goats and milk them, and we drink the milk raw, or rather, unpasteurized. Since I wrote my last piece about the goats, I’ve had several people email me asking for advice about their dairy choices – one person living locally wanted me to sell her raw milk,…

The second night of Chanukah, my sons got clothes from their great aunt, which they received politely but unenthusiastically. As we were heading to bed that night, after a late night at our synagogue’s annual Chanukah party, six year old Isaiah asked me “Mommy, will tomorrow night be another clothes present night?” When I told…