THEN… AND NOW (3 of 3)


Ok, where was I…. sorry been so busy with things …   that’s right you are all waiting for my baby photo.

After urban farmer Justin’s“down and dirty” and Jordanne’s “urban Heidi” debut, next on our trip down memory lane, preservation queen, head chef, herbalist, crafty gal  and main PTF blogger — yours truly, Anaïs

Here we have me, about 1 or 2, at my grandmother’s house in Tampa, Fla.   I guess my love affair with kitchen wares began at an early age. My grandmother was an extremely good cook (she was Flemish) and I’m blessed to carry the “cooking” genes in the family. Finally figuring out how a pot’s supposed to be used (grin)… I was “cooking” then and I’m really cooking now (btw the skirt and top I am wearing in this newest photo is second hand).

So there you have it folks, a short photo trip down memory lane. Now you know more about the family history of the urban homesteaders.

Since comments have been surprisingly sparse, it’s hard to gauge reader’s enthusiasm or lack thereof so really can’t tell if anyone’s enjoyed the flashbacks, pics of inside our fridge (did anyone else take the Fridgewatch pic challenge?), yard photos, etc and musings. For amount of readers who visit this site  it’s hard to imagine why the comments are so incredibly low.   So it’s really, really nice/special when someone, two or three takes the time to comment or I would have to wonder if the posts entered must be downright “blah” or boring. After seven years of journal writings, one gets a bit wearisome.   So a warm thanks to the few commentors, you really make the time and effort of the journal worthwhile.

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  1. Traci Meyer says:

    I do enjoy your pictures and comments, please keep up the good work!

  2. Clare says:

    Enjoyed all the pics, Anais! I would venture to say that this baby pic of you would be when you were less than two years old…. so you started cooking really early! =;)

  3. Paula Harms says:

    Thank you for all your posts and the hard work you put in to keep up the site. I enjoy all of it very much.

  4. Claire says:

    I’m definitely enjoying the pictures and postings. I check your site every day except Saturday and enjoy hearing about each and every project–even the ones I can’t or won’t be able to implement myself. Don’t worry–your efforts are not going unnoticed.

    By the way, in the picture of your front yard posted on 10/9, what are the bright golden trees or shrubs? They look great.

  5. emily says:

    I so enjoy the flashbacks, and the whole blog! Just not a prolific commenter, I guess. Beautiful and inspiring posts. I checked out the fridgewatch thing, I didn’t do it, but I did take a moment to look in our refrigerator and see what it says about us. Hm…

  6. lyssa says:

    I’ve been reading your journal since I found it a few months ago, and hadn’t ever commented. I guess it just hadn’t really occurred to me that I could! Silly of me, since I’ve been blogging for quite a while and love getting comments. Anyway, I love the photos and the stories, especially stories about how you guys make the whole urban farm thing work.

  7. Justin says:

    Yep, the pictures are great and the posts are always informative. I never fail to come away from visiting PTF feeling inspired and challenged.

    Keep up the good work!

  8. becky says:

    Phenomenal job as usual Anais. Please know that we check in regularly. You and your family inspire us to make a difference!

  9. Jill says:

    I love these flashback posts!

  10. Beany says:

    I love the trips down memory lane as well! I think you are all too adorable! I am just a shy online reader.

    I also love the pictures you take as well as the posts and commentary.

  11. Louise says:

    Sorry I never comment 🙁 I always read, but via a feed reader, so commenting is a few extra clicks away. I LOVE the baby pics, and seeing photos of what you all look like 🙂

  12. gina says:

    I have been reading the PTF journal for quite a few years (!) now and I look forward to every post. I loved the pictures and the stories that went with them. As the above said, you are always inspiring…

  13. P~ says:

    I love the pictures! They’re like a little window into who you are and where you came from. I agree with you about getting comments. It’s like a sort of little validation that what you are taking time to post is something that someone else actually enjoys… like cooking for someone and getting the Mmmmm’s!
    Love the blog, and looking forward to the new pictures!
    P~

  14. d'Heat says:

    I dig the flashbacks. The only thing I thought was blah or boring was me saying I dig the flashbacks. My bad. Keep ’em coming.

  15. Britta says:

    I read all the time! I love the photos, love the stories, and I’ve never posted a comment. Your efforts are appreciated. Please keep them coming.

  16. Wildside says:

    Haven’t been coming here regularly of late (need to bookmark you again), but love, love, LOVE the flashback photos of you all as kids!

    Some things never change, do they?! We are who we are…

  17. Anne says:

    Your doing great, love the pictures and the context.

  18. talithia407 says:

    I am loving your journal. I am new to your site but can tell I am going to love it. Talithia

  19. littlejennywren says:

    Hi Anais, I’ve been busy this week and missed all the action. I never find your posts boring, there is always some interesting tidbit. I have commented occasionally before, usually to say thank you for an interesting link. By the way , if you ever visit me I’d love a comment to say hello.

  20. David says:

    The wee ones aquiring culinary skills younger in Estados Unidos,lol. Hi Anais, look forward to some of those scrumptious pictured eggplant & matoe recipes posted to try by next nightshade family season. Compliments to the chef & photographer. Bon Appetite!

  21. David says:

    I just discovered your site and I enjoy all the pics, journal, attituded, philosophies. Deliberate, self sufficient living, “on purpose” livestyle. Good for you and your family. Don’t doubt that all of it is an inspiration, motivation.