I am obsessed with chickens of late. I find myself setting the alarm a half-hour earlier to sit with my chickens for a morning cup of coffee. It is a delight to watch them run around...
September 17, 2013 by Chris Semrick Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
I find myself in a state of virtual complete overwhelm. My mind feels anxious and I am dancing along the edge of anger. I am tired and agitated. How am I going to focus on writing this...
May 24, 2013 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Article That Almost Wasn’t
The smell of baking bread takes me back to my childhood, waiting eagerly in my grandmother’s kitchen for the loaves to come out of the oven. Fresh, hot slices, slathered in butter....
April 14, 2013 by Chris Semrick Under bread, chris, semrick, Sourdough Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, MINDFUL LIVING | 3 Comments »
Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora...
January 14, 2013 by Chris Semrick Under bacteria, chris, gut, intestinal, semrick, yogurt Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria
Once every few years, you get a chance to vote at the polls. However, every single day you get a chance to vote at the till. How you spend your money has political, economic, environmental...
December 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under action, chris semrick, economic, environmental, food, local, movement, political, social Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!
After 24 hours of grueling labour, and three hours of hard pushing, the Midwife declared the baby was stuck and we were going to need medical intervention. A hundred years ago, I think...
September 3, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under baby, birthing, midwife, newborn, parenting Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Our Newborn Baby
Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,...
August 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, meat, nutrition Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on You Are What Your Food Eats
I spent a week of spring break on my sister’s 107 acre farm, North of Kamloops, near my home town of Barriere. Five years ago, her family moved onto this beautiful piece of land...
June 1, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chickens, chris semrick, ethical, farm, food, lambs, meat, pigs Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Chickens And Piglets And Lambs! Oh My!
Every spring, I take on a significant landscaping or outdoor
project. After months of seemingly endless darkness, I crave working outside. Finally, the days have become long enough...
March 14, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris, habitat, pond, projects, semrick, spring, wildlife Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Spring Projects
I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result...
January 11, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, leftovers, local, soup Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Save the World with Leftovers
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