Jessica over at Kohler Created tagged us on a 7 Links post. In memoriam of chain letters past (before they morphed into copied and pasted Facebook posts), here are our 7 Links:

1. Our most beautiful post
I’m pretty happy with the Reuben photos on our Making homemade corned beef post. I’m also glad we were able to capture the whole process of making the corned beef. The rest of the photos are less spectacular, but I thought the Reuben photos turned out well. (And I’m pretty sure Charlie was responsible for that.)

2. Our most popular post
This one surprised me. Our most popular post since beginning the blog is Where to find rain barrels in Columbia. I was expecting our most popular post to be one of the recipes or food preservation posts, but it’s exciting that people are interested in capturing rain water. It just makes sense!

3. Our most controversial post
I’m not sure it was controversial, but The cost of buying organic post definitely brought out the most comments and discussion. I’m somewhat wishy-washy on organics, but it’s encouraging to see the interest in knowing and controlling how foods are grown.

4. Our most helpful post
Our third most popular post ever is Where to buy local foods in Columbia, so it seems like folks found this helpful. It’s interesting to see that two of our top three posts are CoMo-specific. Thanks to all of CoMoians who are interested in these topics.

5. A post whose success surprised us
For a long time our most popular post was our Golden carrot muffin recipe. I think I’m most surprised at the number of people searching for carrot muffin recipes. These muffins are fab. You should totally try them.

6. A post we didn’t think got the attention it deserved
I was hoping for more comments on Caption this photo post. I thought it would be a fun way to get some interaction happening, but maybe we’re just goofy for thinking malformed tomatoes are funny. :) (Same goes for the Anatomically correct carrot.)

7. The post I’m most proud of
My Opting out of the food system post was the culmination of frustration with the food system combined with a lot of research and excitement about better options that lead to my decision to urban homestead.

I was still fairly a newbie to the whole growing your own food and local foods nonsense, but it’s exciting to me to look back and see how far we’ve come, even just in the two years that have passed. We barely had a house when I wrote the post (and I use the term “house” liberally, since we still had to wear shoes inside because of the construction, and had no kitchen), and two years later we are living off of our own homegrown vegetables. The post has gotten very little traffic, but to me it’s a marker of a lifestyle change that has led to greater control over and appreciation for our food.

Since this is a big tagging link fest, the bloggers I’d like to tag next are:

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