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I've been an avid follower of your blog, especially as I am on the same beginning path of converting my family of four to a "no plastic", less waste lifestyle.
Just wanted to thank you for your posts, in some ways, it's encouraging to see that others are bucking the system and hitting some of the same walls/resistance that I am. I am also frequently inspired to see a growing number of local vendors in my area (southern New Hampshire) accept my bags/packages that I bring from home with no problem! I hope my actions may influence some of the people behind me in line to consider changing their habits as well, but I don't know if it does... Hopefully the more of us that make this change in our families, the bigger and bigger impact we will all have!! :)


Thank you for your comment. It means a lot to me to know that there is community out there.
I'm a bit obsessed with trying to figure this thing out. I want to get to a place where I have a system that works for my family. I know that we don't all move at the same pace. Just like out there in the world. I noticed today when I went into my local market. I wanted to buy something special from the meat counter and even though this market has so many amazing foods to offer. They don't totally get the packaging thing, Which is really typical I would say. I have had quite a few negative and even passive aggressive encounters with people.It seems like people have an ego wall up at first when they don't understand something(including myself). I don't want to perpetuate that. I want to inspire!!!It's sort of like my kids. I want them to participate in this journey and not feel controlled or deprived. I think there is a way through gentleness and humor. I want to share my experience rather than tell people what I want and how I want it. I want to break the walls down with out them even knowing it. Then maybe I will learn something as well. Whoo hooo!

Suz @ Slow Family

I was completely moved by "Hidden Bounty of Marin". It reinforces how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place, in which wonderful people use their land to provide amazing food. I'm very grateful to people who work on the land and people who work to save it for future generations. I hope lots of other places can point to their own hidden bounties. Thank you so much for sharing this movie and for our thought-provoking blog.


Its so nice to read your comment. Amazing right!!.I really want to find out that I can afford to support our local farms. So far I think I save money. I have a friend that is a family of three and only buys form the farmers market, meats and all. She spends $165.00 a week. I wonder how that compares to another family that shops conventional.I think I have to do a strict tally.


molly...i'm loving this.
how beautiful.
how wonderful to make a difference, have a goal, be closer to earth.

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Mary and Molly are mothers, artists and friends who inspire each other to no end. We are entirely different, yet we are exactly the same. Our devotion to quiet and classic simplicity is equal to our thirst for radical and spontaneous eclecticism. Communally minded, fueled by passion born from outrage, we have embarked on our journey towards a non-disposable life.

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