Photo Highlights of Summer 2010

Buff Raw Babies - Dag 6, Shale 9, and Miz 2

Those Yarrow Eyes, age 3

Yarrow and Mizzen

What an eventful year. Full of challenges and hard work — but this is about the in between times, the much-needed breaks to just be together as a family, in nature, swimming, hiking, doing the things we love to do together.

Aside from Raven when she’s out of the house, the family is still 100% raw vegan, and except for Raven and Jome, none of the other kids have tasted cooked food, meat, dairy, sugar, flour, or “Happy Meals”!

We recently measured their heights and weights and compared them to the charts like we did three years ago in my first blog post! Even with the addition of more kids to the family, they are all on the charts! Some surprising things were Jome being “average” weight, and Raven being on the low side. Yet, Raven is the one I worry about least because she looks just perfect. Makes me wonder even more about these charts. Well, Storm will have the skinny on the exact numbers soon on his blog.


Shale in woods

Jome cleaning dinghy

Jome sleeping on boat

See, Storm does smile sometimes!

Even more camera shy than her Dad..

Jome at 13 finally filling out a bit! - whew!

Jules and Mizzen


Me carrying Adagio up a mountain...

That's flax oil drizzled like butter on hummus - Storm's secret!

Adagio buried alive

Raven in bow spirit with her tunes

Big brother Dag...

Jome catching sun

Raw Raspberry Pie

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10 Responses to Photo Highlights of Summer 2010

  1. martha says:

    The doctor told me long ago to not worry about those charts. They are based on formula feed babies and children. They don’t take into account the mom’s that totally breast-feed their children, so the whole chart is askewed. I have three healthy children – two now grown and one a teenager. Mine were breastfeed for three years and thrived better than others. When they transitioned to regular foods they ate fresh foods. When they get older and exposed to other diet choices like pizza and soda then, it becomes harder for them because they want to do like everybody else.

  2. gerri thomas says:

    Beautiful children, beautiful people! Those charts dont mean squat, Jinjee, dont you sweat them! My kids (and grandkids) always register “too small” on those size and weight charts, simply because we are GENETICALLY SMALL PEOPLE! (I blame it on the Cherokee Indian genes?) And those charts are based on the average size and weight of your typical Anglo Saxon, not the PYGMY TRIBES Im descended from, LOL ! I used to stress about it, when the docs were constantly telling me my kids were “too small”, but after decades of raising “too small” kids and grandkids, I dont pay attention to it, no more… Ive come to understand its just how we are built, naturally!

  3. rachel says:

    i just found your blog and am loving it! your family is gorgeous and so inspiring! i am new to raw and vegan food but am learning as much as i can as often as i can. i have three kids and love to get ideas from other families who are following a raw and/or vegan lifestyle! thank you so much for sharing you family:) i look forward to learning more!

  4. Pat says:

    Hi Jingee,

    I am a full time sole caregiver to my Dad, who is journeying through Alzheimer’s. How can I as a caregiver care for myself – eating as my body prefers (vegan/raw vegan)- while preparing meals (time consuming) for my Dad, who prefers unhealthy, fried, southern cuisine, and sweets, over vegetables, fruits, etc. Every time I feed him anything, vegan or vegetarian, his taste buds are so shot that he is looking to put jelly, syrup (not real), or sugar on everything. We I remind him how unhealthy that is, he refuses to eat, which would open a whole other can of worms (Alzheimer’s), yet I am the one having to take him to doctor’s appointments, see his high blood pressure and blood sugar readings, and deal with all the effects (other diseases) that come from this. I desire to be a demonstration as to how a care-giver first cares for him/herself and then the one they are caring for, yet it’s challenging. Any insights are greatly appreciated.

    Peace, Pat

    PS – I have been creating blogs of my journey, yet have maintained them off and on:

    • Leah Salmon says:

      Hi Pat, it’s been noted that vitamin and mineral deficiencies can lead to impaired ability to tastes, so for example a zinc deficiency can make it difficult to taste anything other than very sweet, very salty or very oily foods, so as much as some people want to eating natural foods, they can be unpalatable for them, this is something to bear in mind with your father, well done for taking on the task of looking after him though, I wish you all the best, take care and stay healthy,

  5. Abigail says:

    Your kids are beauties! Is Mizzen the youngest? I had thought Yarrow was. :)

  6. leslie says:

    I am so amazed with your family! What a joy those children must be…mostly…lol! THEY R and SHOULD B our future!
    Health & Peace to you all!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    What wonderful photos. Family life is the best isn’t it?? I am so grateful that I have my five home with me–we educate them at home and I cherish every loud, busy,crazy hectic, and peaceful moment with them all.
    Great post! So glad I found your blog.
    Peace & Raw Health,

  8. Green Queen says:

    Wow. Your children are simply beautiful. That raspberry pie ….can I get the recipe? I am 90-100% raw, for 4 years now and my family eats about 50%. My 3 children love the green juices, smoothies and desserts. They would love this pie!

    • Jinjee says:

      We just made a blueberry version tonight! It is from the Cafe Gratitude Sweet Gratitude Desert book, but we just left out the coconut oil, lecithin, and irish moss, and used honey instead of Agave.

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