A must read....

For anyone who cares about their food and even those who don't.

Shameful and scary but definitely a book everyone should read...

I just finished reading Mad Sheep by Linda Falliace, sad that it's only been checked out twice!, which is the story of how the USDA used them as scapegoats to avert fear over mad cow disease and the lengths they would go to.

Definitely makes me think again about where my food comes from, we need to be lobbying congress to test ALL cattle for mad cow and to encourage organic farming.
Read this one too:
http://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals/dp/0143038583/ref=s9subs_c4_14_popt2-rfc_g1?ie=UTF8&pf%5Frd%5Ft=101&pf%5Frd%5Fm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf%5Frd%5Fp=278240301&pf%5Frd%5Fs=center-2&pf%5Frd%5Fr=035VCNQZP8PHTNZ8PPJZ&pf%5Frd%5Fi=507846 while I certainly don't agree with everything the author has to say it gets you thinking!

"Back to School thoughts"

A great quote from Noah Webster pertaining to school:

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed...No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.

Something to think about as our children or maybe ourselves are headed to school what's the REAL purpose of an education?

Fair Report...

So tomorrow is officially the last day of the Central Kansas Free Fair but honestly it's pretty much over.... the livestock auction is today, kids pedal pull, carnival, and combine demolition derby tonight; carnival & demolition derby tomorrow night....we picked up our exhibit's yesterday.

So here's the ribbon count for everyone:

Sara --- Sewing: Red on graduation dress, blue on her apron.
Photography: Pink (4th) on This little Piggie Picture
Queen: She didn't place but still enjoyed the expereience. Wish they would give feedback.

Jessica --- Photography: 2 Purples and a blue (one picture on the way to State Fair and circulating 20 best exhibit)
Baking: Blue on Toffee bars, White for cake decorating
Rabbit: Purple for fur and Best of Variety (blue)
Horseless Horse: Showmanship Champion
She & Meghan will also be doing their speech at State Fair

Ross --- Honorable mention for Photography
Lego creation: White (3rd)

Noah -- Rocketry: Purple
Painting: Red
Cookies: Honorable Mention
Legos: Honorable Mention

Me --- Apricot Jam: White
Cookies: Red
Photography: Pink
Gingerbread: Blue

All in all we had a good year! I'll add pictures soon.