I’m a Ph.D. student, DIYer, locavore, and slow dweller. This blog chronicles my adventures with growing food, fermentation, and other homesteading skills, all executed in my apartment. For the last several years, I have been trying to preserve methods of food production that were taught to me by my grandparents and parents, and to maintain the beautiful, life-producing, and community building elements of these methods at the same time that I try to avoid a conservative nostalgia for the past. Feminist reclamations of craft culture have been an important part of my politicization, but I now understand my homesteading practices to be a part of my survival.
As an academic, my future is uncertain. As a human being living in a world with increasing resource scarcities, my very existence is uncertain. Also, there could be a zombie apocalypse or the world may explode because it is 2012. Either way, there will be pickles!
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