Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Resolutions Con'd

A few people have commented or left questions on the last post so I just thought that I would quickly address some of them. The name of the meat shop where we have found local meat is The Carver's Knife. It's on Regent across from the mall. It doesn't have a huge selection but it serves our needs. It even offers free range, hormone free roasting chickens. The best information that I have found on local eating has been by googling 'local meat' Winnipeg. The 100 mile website for Winnipeg has some great links listing businesses here in the city supporting the effort. The also have information on farms here in Manitoba that deal directly with the public. One of them even invites the whole family to come and check them out.

If you're looking for a little inspiration I highly recommend the documentary Food Inc. I also love the book 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' by Barbara Kingsolver. It is a very entertaining and inspiring account of her family's efforts to live locally for one year. She and her husband along with their grown daughter co-wrote the book and they all have something to share from essays to recipes. She is not a purist and offers a very real idea of just how much work and dedication goes into growing your own food. I've recently read it for the second time and am pretty sure that it won't be the last. I now keep it in my kitchen where I can access the recipes quickly.

That's all for tonight.

Love to you all,

Kristen

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