About Foy

Me in the kitchen of our new house.
The kitchen and dining room 
came painted the colors of my blog,
how serendipitous. 
I'm Foy.  I live in northeast Indiana.

After serving two years in the Peace Corps, I learned first hand about responsible living.  I believe how we produce food and what we choose to eat can impact not only our health, but the heath of all natural systems.

I have a degree in horticulture and spent five years or so working in public gardens and arboretum.

In 2011, I left my job when my husband took a professorship at a small liberal arts university.

We had our first child in June 2012.   I call her Junebug on this blog.  We now have a second who goes by Sunny.  He was born in June 2014.

During the 2015 growing season I worked at three local farms to learn about how they make their living and support their community by growing food. 

In the last five years, I have worked to feed my family locally.  We have a productive garden and grow a good part of our vegetables and some fruit.  What we can't grow ourselves, I try to purchase at local farms.  Right now, the food we buy conventionally is mostly grains and dairy.


You can also find me on pinterest and facebook. Email me here

I started this blog back in 2005.  Over the years the focus has evolved.  Here are some of the topics
you will find:
Three Farm Summer
Gardening
Home Food Preservation
Recipes

This is our Panama kitchen.
You will also find the complete journey of our Peace Corps experience on this blog. My husband and I served in Panama from 2007 to 2009. We blogged all 795 days, but you should start with Day 1.
I have also published:
National Public Gardens Day - My Gardens for Extension Master Gardeners
Edible Perennials for Food and Beauty for My Humble Kitchen
Odd Bits Recipe - Liver and Onions for My Humble Kitchen
Conifers - Which is Your Favorite? for Extension Master Gardeners
A Sneak Peek at Taltree's Newly Installed Dwarf Conifer Collection for Conifer Quarterly