Welcome to our first issue of 2015. The Scoop is where we give you a little behind the scenes information about us and On Pasture. So today we’re sharing our House Rules:
They’re the reason for the way On Pasture works.
Every week we share what we find that can help you make a profit while raising healthy food and creating sustainable landscapes. We do it because we care about you and all of those things. And while it sounds a little hippy-dippy, we try to make On Pasture a place of community, where we can love each other, even if we may not always agree. Community means that we share our thoughts and ideas in a constructive way (i.e. No Fighting).
As for No Whining, that’s another part of making a Community. We all need to vent from time to time, but here at on Pasture, any time we feel the urge to whine, we just stop and start looking for new solutions to solve our old problems. That means we sometimes have to recognize and shine a light on the mistakes we made that got us in the mood to whine in the first place. Then we can share those mistakes and challenges to help our Community learn and grow from them as well. So at On Pasture, you’re not just seeing the great successes. You’ll also see the mistakes and what folks are learning from them.
Our best example right now of someone sharing the struggles and challenges of trying a new way of doing things is the Stockpile Winter Grazing series from Troy Bishopp. We hope you’re enjoying it.
Do you have an epic fail, or a little mistake, and successes that followed from them because you found a new solution? Let us, and your On Pasture Community know. Together we can keep on learning and growing.
Thanks for reading!
Rachel and Kathy
P.S. Laugh! It turns out that laughter really is the best medicine! While the definitive research on laughter as medicine hasn’t yet been done (and you know how we love data :-)), scientists have found that it can decrease blood sugar levels, may help with your immune response, AND 10 to 15 minutes of laughter can burn 50 calories. OK, losing one pound would require 12 hours of laughter, so this may not be realistic, but you could burn off a piece of chocolate! And we all know that we have some chocolate and other goodies to burn off from the holidays. And that’s why we include The Funnies.
And to get you laughing….here is just part of one Mom’s House Rules: