My name is Lisa McK. I live in the last statistically rural county in North Georgia. I teach GED classes for a (small) paycheck. I raise a kid, grow vegetables, cook and knit for all the other benefits we need in life. My husband, L’Homme, runs a small organic market garden called Etc. Farms. Our daughter, L’Oiseau, has a full-time job emulating princesses and keeping the cat’s blood pressure elevated.
We live in the middle of the woods with no neighbors in sight, and we try as much as possible to practice shinrin yo ku. Most of our outdoor time, however, is spent in our gardens or small orchard or tending to our small flock of chickens.
A large portion of my time is spent right here:
I love to cook, and I most love to cook the great food that comes right from our own land. And, as any gardener knows, that means I’m often looking for new ways to use a gracious plenty of produce. The “feast” times in our garden output led me to launch Bumper Crop, a semi-regular feature of etcblog. On Bumper Crop days, I share one or (if I’m lucky) a few ways of using whatever the garden is hemorrhaging at the time.
Another big lot of my time is spent like this:
Like all obsessive crafters, some of my happiest days are the ones at the end of a project. I frequently feel the need for a finishing fix, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be my own project that I want to gaze on adoringly. So I also made FO! a regular feature of etcblog. In case you’re not a knitter, FO = finished object, and FOs are to crafters what crack is to, well, crackheads: the junk that keeps us working away at our crazy addictions.
So, if you’re looking for a new way to use 16 pounds of squash, or need a pattern for a quick knitting fix, or want to browse and read about some fun way to spend your time and hopefully learn something along the way, or have an idea to share with me and anybody else visiting my blog, please read on and then tell us what you know!
Thank you so much for visiting etcblog. I hope you like it enough to stay.