Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mary Jane Butters

Do you have a copy of Mary Jane Butters' Ideabook • Cookbook • Lifebook: For the Farmgirl in All of Us? I have held on to my copy of Country Home's July 2005 issue because I find it generally inspiring. Mary Jane Butters runs an organic farm in Idaho and talks about composting and needlepoint the way some people talk about their newest Marc Jacobs handbag. She's like the new Martha Stewart - with dirt.

These photos remind me to take a deep breath, slow down and try not to take myself too seriously. And sometimes I get a bit too wrapped up in things (like how much my contractor is going to cost). So here's a little breath. And buy that book. Who knows, you might love composting too.

We definitely need a swing at the new house. Definitely.