Back to the holidays and My Old Kentucky Home…what we did in KY…

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME.

Coming home for Christmas – to Kentucky and my mother’s house – was something that my wonderful husband built into our YERT itinerary just because. And I bless him for it – It was almost as if Fate knew we would be finishing up the 1st trimester of pregnancy and needing some prenatal care, and some rest…

I admit that being home with Mom for the holidays was sooooo nice! Opening boxes of maternity clothes sent from dear friends and family and seeing what might actually fit, poring over pregnancy books… Hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the very first time and seeing the little jelly beano jumping around, little tiny hands and feet going… – all this made focusing on YERT and work very, very difficult!!

Nevertheless, we made fun contacts in Louisville, once Mark got back from his visit with family. We interviewed Mayor Jerry Abramson who is particularly excited about his bicycle initiative and some of his environmental staff, and visited with Gary Heine of Heine Bros Coffee, a local cafe that serves only organic fair trade coffee and composts its grounds into Vermiculture – worms to make compost! – they make some of the very best dirt around, out of your organic food scraps. We tried to get Mom on board with composting. She claimed fear of rats so we recommended that she get one of these worm bins.

Ben and I are looking very forward to joining up with Gary when we get back to Louisville to help with an initiative to bring organic gardening back to the inner city. We have a lot to look forward to, staying with Mama once the little one is born…and probably a lot to learn about how to be sustainable in REAL LIFE, with baby and pets and all…

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