I have hemmed and hawed over what to write about for the opening post of this blog. Seemingly appropriate would be something about cereal - why we like it and why we, a very busy family of seven, decided to have a go at this business in the first place. Because I fear sounding too formal and rehearsed regarding the topic, I have chosen to address this topic in a snapshot of our day, well a moment in this day, which I hope will briefly summarize one reason as to why we are doing what we are doing.
Tomorrow my son has a 4-H speech to present. We have discussed this for over a month now, but actually putting it to paper has been a bit of a chore. Last week, the ideas were summarized, but today, his speech finally came to life.
The goal was to write something 4-H related. He chose, by his own accord, to write about one of the four principles of 4-H: health. He wanted to share a bit about his early life in the city, and contrast it to his current life in the country. Although I thought his main points were great - living in the country helps me to be healthy because: we have land to raise animals in a healthy manner, we have room to grow a gigantic garden, and we get to hunt and be blessed by others who hunt around us - it was something he shared in the opening which really struck me.
"There is a story about a city mouse and a country mouse. The country mouse gets to go to the city and eat all kinds of good looking food. However, he wants to go back to the country because he got sick from that food. I too started my life in the city, and whenever we go to the city and eat out, I get sick. That is why I love living in the country and growing our own food."
Only ten, and he has realized on his own, that most processed food is not healthy, nor is it physically nurturing. He has had a taste of what is truly nutritious, and ultimately now his body craves that and rejects what is not, Yes, he still loves partaking of every sweet good at the church potluck, but at the end of the day comes begging for something more.
For this reason, among many others, we have decided to start Hill and Hollow. We believe that every body craves for that truly nutritious sustenance- not cheap and quick imitations.
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A Little Bit About Me
Once a big city dweller, now out in the hills and hollows of middle Tennessee. A child of the sovereign God, a wife to my best friend and incredibly loving man of God, and a humble servant to the Lord being given five of His children to raise, nurture, teach, love, and care for. Besides the Lord, my husband, and family, my loves are a good book, a good meal with friends, Sunday church and fellowship, and writing.