I love to read. But with two small kids, an acupuncture practice, this blog, a busy kitchen, and my secret trashy TV habit, I rarely get a book in these days. Until I discovered AUDIO BOOKS!
I easily drive at least an hour per day in the car (don't feel too bad – it's a gorgeous commute complete with mountain vistas, sparkling ocean waves, and sometimes even dolphins) but I typically spend that time yacking to my family (hands-free of course) or writing my next post (inefficiently) in my head.
But now, I have an HOUR of reading time per day! Hooray! Genius, if I do say so myself.
I also discovered this handy website – Audible.com. For a monthly membership, you get a set of audiobooks on MP3 each month plus tons of great discounts and prices on additional ‘listens'.
First up in my audio booklist
Joel Salatin is a super likable, down-to-earth old-school farmer and the owner Polyface Farms in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. From everything from the way we raise our children to the way we feed the masses, he not only points out ever-so-clearly why it “ain't normal” but why our “abnormal” ways are simply not sustainable either. Each chapter also ends with some practical real life things we can do to begin to create change – from learning to compost and growing food in our
Each chapter also ends with some practical real life things we can do to begin to create change – from learning to compost and growing food in our backyards (or deck containers) to replacing the family parakeets with a couple of chickens or building a solarium on the south-facing side of your house.
I have to admit to feeling a bit guilty about burning fossil fuels as I listened to this book in my car.
But Salatin's words left me inspired to get my kids busy in the kitchen, getting their hands dirty with our garden experiment, and helping out our neighbors with some chicken chores.
Click here to get Folks, This Ain't Normal