Our bookclub recently discussed how Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle impacted us – positively to say the least – yards of compost spread, homemade pizza nights initiated, hundreds of lettuce and carrot seeds sown. My copy (with many underlined paragraphs and !!!) is already out on loan. I started to be more aware of my food choices, hunting for products grown in Whatcom County (at the very least Washington state) and I did sow more frost-hardy vegetables in the backyard. I wish I could tell you that I stopped there, but as you’ll see my enthusiasm for the book is growing, literally. Joel and I now have a feathered flock of five! Welcome, ladies.