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 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
Home Food Preservation

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