Last year, Uncle Sam moved this “city girl” to the western central coast where we saw nothing but farms and cows after driving an hour from the tiny 2 gate airport. So needless to say, I was out of my element for a while.
The military has its benefits by allowing you to see this great nation and world if you’re lucky by exposing you to varying climates and culture. At first, I didn’t like this small town with no major chains of food or shopping. But I think I’m coming around to the lifestyle of no traffic, everyone knowing each other, great walking neighborhoods and yes, even the farms.
I am trying to keep it low, but I think it’s the coolest thing that we’re able to eat food directly from the ground and not from a shipment, buy inexpensive & tasty wines from the local vineyards and attend farmer markets just down the street. I’m even in a veggie co-op where I buy weekly boxes of local produce (organic of course)! And better yet, the kids and I began to grow our own garden in the backyard (yes, I now have a backyard).
I think this city girl has become “granola”! Oh and I now make that too!