Farm to Tisch

We often shop at the University Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. It’s open 9am-2pm all year, which is fantastic! We love getting to know our local farmers and bakers and chefs.

We are definitely fans of the Farm to Table resurgence, which runs as a prominent theme in our home. Lake’s “farm to table” experience comprises all his favorite words: cow, moo, ba ba, hat (when, naturally you wear the container on your head), and now towel and Tisch, the German word for table. So we had fun at dinner tonight with Luisa!

Also, he is such a ham! Organic and free range of course!


The law of entropy is definitely at work in Lake’s sphere of influence. Entropy: the trend toward disorder. Lake can help a bit, but I feel I spend a daily amount of energy returning order in the closed thermodynamic system that is our household. It’s invaluable to have the calming presence of the cats and Luisa and Michael, all very much in contrast to Lake’s uncanny ability to scatter an organized set of absolutely anything. And he seems to have so many sets of toys that are meant to stay together but are designed to come apart. Stacking blocks, and stacking rings, Legos and Mega Bloks, and bath animals and a fishing set, wooden puzzles, and a picnic set with sliceable wooden fruits and vegetables which also come apart. Even when each set has its own bag or box or basket, by the end of the day there is inevitably an equidistant scattering of equivalent size homogenized objects littering all Lake accessible areas. The fish are with the blocks are with the rings are with the Legos. What can I say: he likes to mix things up! And it’s somehow still a perfect day.


This time our twinning was serendipitous! Lake’s new Au Pair, Luisa, dressed him after I had already left for work. We didn’t have much time to speak in the morning as I was running out the door and she was rolling out of bed. She didn’t really notice my outfit as we did the Lake handoff in the bleary hours of the pre-coffee morning. It was a delightful surprise when they arrived at Harborview for lunch and… we match!