Comments on: My Family’s Deep Breaths http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Tue, 19 Aug 2008 22:36:05 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Wendy http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4739 Wendy Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:28:08 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4739 Fantastic! We're doing a three sisters garden this year, too - in addition to our other little garden beds. I like the idea of the "three brothers" garden, but as I have girls, our "permaculture" would have to be another "three sisters." So far, we have an apple tree (for Big Little Sister, because she's like your Eli) and chives, which the two little ones picked, because they love chives. Go figure ;). Fantastic! We’re doing a three sisters garden this year, too - in addition to our other little garden beds. I like the idea of the “three brothers” garden, but as I have girls, our “permaculture” would have to be another “three sisters.” So far, we have an apple tree (for Big Little Sister, because she’s like your Eli) and chives, which the two little ones picked, because they love chives. Go figure ;).

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By: jordis http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4738 jordis Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:10:15 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4738 what a wonderful name - four brothers garden :-) I am usually a read-only vistor of this site (not much to contribute, I am afraid...), but the choice of plants promted me to post a word of caution: Comfrey, though indeed a wonderful natural mulching plant, is somewhat toxic for humans - and animals like goats etc. It is a traditional medicinal plant, but newer info on it usually suggests to forgo any internal usage because of comfrey containing allantoin (which is a liver toxin). You have a wonderful blog I regularly read for inspiration on new food for thought - keep on! Peaceful day to you and your family! Greetings, Jordis what a wonderful name - four brothers garden :-)

I am usually a read-only vistor of this site (not much to contribute, I am afraid…), but the choice of plants promted me to post a word of caution: Comfrey, though indeed a wonderful natural mulching plant, is somewhat toxic for humans - and animals like goats etc. It is a traditional medicinal plant, but newer info on it usually suggests to forgo any internal usage because of comfrey containing allantoin (which is a liver toxin).

You have a wonderful blog I regularly read for inspiration on new food for thought - keep on!

Peaceful day to you and your family!

Greetings, Jordis

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By: Robin http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4734 Robin Fri, 25 Apr 2008 04:18:51 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4734 Tadpole, you took the words right out of my mouth. -Robin Tadpole, you took the words right out of my mouth.

-Robin

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By: Tadpole http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4730 Tadpole Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:46:06 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4730 Sharon, I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. This post and the story about how your boys plan a four brothers garden with plants that will always come back almost made me weep out of tenderness. (not so good when you are surfing the internet at the office!) Not only are you an amazing writer but you are an amazing mother. Take care. Sharon,
I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog.

This post and the story about how your boys plan a four brothers garden with plants that will always come back almost made me weep out of tenderness. (not so good when you are surfing the internet at the office!)

Not only are you an amazing writer but you are an amazing mother.

Take care.

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By: Lauren http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4728 Lauren Thu, 24 Apr 2008 23:00:49 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4728 Wow this brings back wonderful memories for me, some of the best times I had with my son were "working" in the garden. He would just walk around grazing the greens, popping fresh peas, and after he figured out how good corn right off the plant was we never seemed to cook it after that. But I do have to say that the times this mommy had to worry about what the little ones were up to was when it got very quiet. Wow this brings back wonderful memories for me, some of the best times I had with my son were “working” in the garden. He would just walk around grazing the greens, popping fresh peas, and after he figured out how good corn right off the plant was we never seemed to cook it after that. But I do have to say that the times this mommy had to worry about what the little ones were up to was when it got very quiet.

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By: Shamba http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4703 Shamba Thu, 24 Apr 2008 17:59:08 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4703 I'm a first time poster but not a first time reader. Your writing and passion are wonderful and that you share it with the rest of us. I'm not "hoarding" but I've actually got a few months of food in my house. I retired last year--early retirement to think about my life and the things that are coming--and I started cooking again and with staples and bean, legumes, etc. not just meat and potatoes. :) I like it! I'm doing things to the house to improve it, insulation, etc. I like the idea of a garden but that's way out of my experience and possibilities at the moment--I live in Phoenix. And that's home at least as long as my mom is still alive here and I've got 8 cats. I do like it here and I know people lived here and must have grown food before ac! Your work it good and thought provoking. Blessings on you and your husband and 4 little boys. thanks, shambalayogi I’m a first time poster but not a first time reader. Your writing and passion are wonderful and that you share it with the rest of us.

I’m not “hoarding” but I’ve actually got a few months of food in my house. I retired last year–early retirement to think about my life and the things that are coming–and I started cooking again and with staples and bean, legumes, etc. not just meat and potatoes. :) I like it!

I’m doing things to the house to improve it, insulation, etc. I like the idea of a garden but that’s way out of my experience and possibilities at the moment–I live in Phoenix. And that’s home at least as long as my mom is still alive here and I’ve got 8 cats. I do like it here and I know people lived here and must have grown food before ac!

Your work it good and thought provoking. Blessings on you and your husband and 4 little boys.
thanks,
shambalayogi

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By: Mike Lorenz http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4702 Mike Lorenz Thu, 24 Apr 2008 17:54:13 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/24/my-familys-deep-breaths/#comment-4702 That's awesome. I derive some of the simplest and most genuine pleasure out of spending time in the garden with my kids (4 y/o twin boys and their 2 y/o sister). True, they sometimes want to help a little TOO much, and they don't always grasp the importance of the paths between the beds, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Seeing Alex get excited because he found a tomato that was ready to pick or watching Erik tear across the yard to chase a furry invader out of "our garden" makes me happy in a way that few other things can. If we can give our kids a love and understanding of natural things now, it will do more to prepare them for the future than any amount of stockpiling of food or ammunition. Keep up the great work. - Mike Lorenz That’s awesome. I derive some of the simplest and most genuine pleasure out of spending time in the garden with my kids (4 y/o twin boys and their 2 y/o sister). True, they sometimes want to help a little TOO much, and they don’t always grasp the importance of the paths between the beds, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Seeing Alex get excited because he found a tomato that was ready to pick or watching Erik tear across the yard to chase a furry invader out of “our garden” makes me happy in a way that few other things can. If we can give our kids a love and understanding of natural things now, it will do more to prepare them for the future than any amount of stockpiling of food or ammunition. Keep up the great work.
- Mike Lorenz

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