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The Dirty Life

The Dirty Life

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Deb

    We participate in a CSA, and I laughed out loud when I read “CSA deliveries it’s often things they have no idea about!” You had to be talking about me! The one we’re in also supplies meat, milk, cream, butter, cheeses, honey. Everything but the honey (because you can;t really control the bees that much) is certified organic.

    I’m going to add this book to my wishlist and pick it up later. I grew up on a farm- chickens, sheep, goats, too many horses. Had a couple of pigs once but I was terrified of them and they wouldn’t let me have a cow haha! Besides the chickens, we never ate any of the animals, but we did sell them for meat to other people. My parents were too soft-hearted to eat anything they actively raised I think.

    Now I live in the middle of downtown, have a dog who destroys all of our plants (including the trees) so I can’t even have a little garden, as much as I’d like to. 🙁
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      There are actually a few blogs I follow that do weekly CSA and both the blogger and I were clueless about some of the stuff in there. That’s one of the reasons why I never did CSA–I wouldn’t know what a lot of the stuff was! lol Then we decided to do our own garden and I’m super happy we did. The food was so much better than anything we bought in a store!

      The book was really good. Enjoy reading it!

      If I had a farm I wouldn’t eat my own animals either. I am DEFINITELY too soft-hearted.

  2. Leah @ L4L

    I liked that book but was didnt really “get” their relationship so it was hard to connect to the story. We do a CSA during the summer – it’s primarily vegetables. The farm we go through does offer milk, eggs, chicken, beef, etc but it’s additional and pricey. I like supporting local and organic but I have to draw the line somewhere. If I can get $2.29 p/lb organic chicken from Kelso, WA, I’m not going to pay $5 p/lb for organic chicken down the road. Sorry, not gonna happen. Maybe if I had more of an expendable income but I don’t.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I felt the same way. I enjoyed the book about the farming, but if there was supposed to be a “romance” in there, I didn’t get it. Maybe she just didn’t adequately describe her husband? But he seemed controlling and uninteresting to me. I also felt like she was the type of woman that had no identity of her own. That being said, I still enjoyed the book.

      And I agree about the costs. That was the biggest factor for us not doing CSA or buying all organic. Sometimes, Costco is just cheaper.

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