You know, clicking here is a good question. What is this blog about? What is this girl doing?
Well, I believe everything is a work-in-progress and so is what you find here. I’m a 27 year-old Massachusetts native turned Chicagoan turned farmhand. Two years ago I ended a job, packed up my city life, and headed out to the country.
I quickly discovered that one of the best ways to get to know a place is through food. Want to know Alaska? Work on an oyster boat. Arizona? Try a cattle ranch. New Mexico? Find a goat dairy, deep in homesteader country.
Food connects you to the land, the land to its people, and people to community.
I’m an anthropologist at heart. I like asking big questions about how we live our lives and what it all means. (I like a little adventure too.) So that’s just what you’ll find here — thoughts on life, stories about the land, and some real characters I’ve met along the road.
I stumbled on this quote one rainy day in a museum in Anchorage. Translated from Siberian Yupik, I think it says it best:
“What you do not see, do not hear, do not experience, you will never really know.”
Oh and for the story behind the name, “Only You Know,” and the bus driver I’ll have to thank someday, read on.