Hi! I’m Jones LeFae and welcome to Vegerarchy!
I started Vegerarchy because I wanted to share my delicious and healthy plant-based recipes with the world. In addition to being an active mom, I am a vegetarian of 30 years, eco-conscious, on a weight-loss journey, and I love to cook! I am also currently working full-time as an archaeologist, thus the name “Vegerarchy”.
In archaeology we learn about all kinds of “archys”….hierarchy, heterarchy (bet you’ve never heard of that one!), anarchy….you get the idea. And since I am a vegan, good health, and good food, including lots of vegetables, are at the top of my priority hierarchy. I hope you will put them at the top of your hierarchy too.
I will provide you with lots of tasty, easy, and affordable recipes for living a healthy lifestyle, transitioning to a plant-based diet, and losing weight (if that’s what you want to do!), as well as tips for sustainable living and advice for going back to college and acheiving your dreams!
I will be here to help you every step of the way. In fact, I am hoping that we will all be in this together, helping each other along with lots of support and encouragement!
So how did I become an archaeologist?
With lots of passion, dedication, and hard work!
After having two children and a divorce, I went back to school to get my Bachelor’s degree at age 40. Now, at age 49, I just received an MA in Anthropology and the first job I have ever had that paid me enough to not only pay all my bills, but to save money for other things too….like a vacation for my family!
However, the world of archaeology has its challenges! Many of the jobs available are contract based, meaning that once the contract is done, you might have to go out and find work elsewhere – perhaps in another town, another state, or even another country! That is one of the big motivators for me to start this blog. I want to ensure that I have a steady stream of income whether or not I am working in archaeology. I found blogging and it seemed like the perfect fit for me!
Yes, I am hoping to increase and stabilize my income with this blog, but honestly, I have been wanting to start one for years, simply because I have a lot of tasty and healthy recipes, tips for feeding a hungry family on a budget, and advice for going to college that I would love to share with the world!
I have always tried to live as sustainably as possible by eating organic foods, growing my own food in my garden, recycling everything possible, shopping fair trade or second-hand, and promoting anything that would help the environment (I even worked for GreenPeace!).
Archaeological and historical preservation fit into that vein too, because archaeological sites and the knowledge they hold are important for remembering and understanding our heritage…..where we came from and where we are going.
Many archaeological sites are in danger from rampant development and looting (that’s when people destroy sites looking for stuff they can sell on the internet or black market), and it is an archaeologists job to gather what data they can, preserve what remains before it is lost forever, to teach others why it is important, and how to care for and preserve these precious resources.
I am hoping to get more radical in the future by building an “Earthship” and live off-grid. This means getting all of my electricity needs met by way of solar and wind power, collecting and re-using rainwater, using recycled building products, and growing a lot of my own food.
And I want to share everything about how it is done with you!
So, please join me on my journey and learn how you too can make a difference in the world and in your own life. I look forward to having you along!
Peace and Love,
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