Sunday, May 20, 2012

Do you ever think about why you do things in life?  Like picking up and moving to a state where you don't know one person who lives there and where there are fewer people in the entire state than in the county you lived in at the time.  Or after 20+ years of working for someone else, you decide to give entrepreneurship a shot and open your own business. Or go back to school and become a teacher. Or finally find your voice realizing that what you think and what you believe in matters, even if it's, well, sort of weird.

Today, on this beautiful Sunday, I was reminded of my love for digging in the dirt, writing and pondering life.  When we moved to Spearfish from Sacramento seven years ago, I started this blog a Sunday on July 6, 2008 when I had first heard the word Locavore.  I thought it would be fun to see if we could focus on living, eating, shopping within 100 miles.

In those seven years, I have started my own business Black Hills PR, Mike has gone back to school to get his teaching certification and we are in full-fledged life with a special needs middle-schooler.

In the garden, I have expanded to a 30 x 30 foot L in the backyard and have a plot in the Spearfish Community Garden.  And seven years ago, we move to the 'fish not knowing anyone and today, I can't go anywhere without running into someone we know.  I like that.

So maybe this is the seven-year-itch of wanting to get back to more writing and pondering.  I'm looking forward to resurrecting Black Hills Locavore.  I'm glad you are reading this.  Welcome back!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In the winter here in the Black Hills, we should be bundled up and trying to stay warm.  What  a "winter" this has been.  Yes, we've had some snow but nothing too crazy to speak of.  I'm actually looking forward to "when" winter will actually start.  Recently, we've been introduced to Bountiful Baskets and have been loving the fresh produce.  Local? Well no.  What we do local is eggs, milk at meat at Black Hills Milk and of course, beer at Crow Peak Brewery.  Alas, we await summer!