I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
A few weeks ago I thought the rain would never stop. It rained for four straight days and on the fifth day the rain turned to snow. It was on the second day of rain that I realized my trusty orchid pink gardening clogs were not suited to that kind of weather - that is, after I stepped in a cold puddle of water that soaked my socks. Since at the time it was just rain, my snow boots would have been a bit of overkill. So after much research, I decided on this pair of leopard print "wellies." There were so many to choose from - from solid colors to conservative plaids to psychedelic peace signs. But these babies were on sale in my size and, as part of my move to start channeling Lisa Douglas, I decided to go for the glam. I think I'm the only organic farmer in Virginia who wears leopard print rain boots while bottle feeding goats.