Welcome Reader! My name is Susan Edelman, and Watch Hatch Fly is a lifestyle blog especially featuring vegan food, health information, life with two Portuguese Water Dogs, lake living and other lifestyle topics. My husband and I are from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and we became vegan after our first major health scare. (For more on our story, read: Β From Heart Attack to Heart Health). Β I am a writer with two adult children, one graduated from college and working in Boston, and one a sophomore in college, which makes me a beginner empty nester! You watch ’em, you hatch ’em, and they fly away! While I may soon have time to travel far and wide from my suburban bubble, most of my down time is spent lakeside.

Here’s the cute:

Portie Number One: Louie

Portie Number One: Louie

Portie Number Two: Kelly

Portie Number Two: Kelly

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  1. Hey Susan! You started following my blog so I wanted to check out your blog and say, “Hi!” Looks like you’re a newbie blogger, so welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! Anyway, I’ve been poking around on your blog and I love it!! I’m a sucker for any blog that features vegan food. It’s a pleasure to e-meet you! Celeste “The Honking Vegan” – honk, honk!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting too, so that i could discover your lovely vegan blog over here! πŸ™‚ Many greetings from a foodie from Belgium! πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for the like, Susan! I’ll be following your blogs, as well. Neat site! We’re not only into dogs, but eating healthy!

      • I just want to clarify what I was saying about finding follower numbers. I was in the grocery store parking lot before! If you follow a blog, you can go to “Blogs I follow” to get to your “Reader,” click on the blog title next to a blog’s icon, their latest blog post will appear, and up top you’ll see number of WordPress followers for that blog. Maybe someone else has a better way to find the number of followers! Anyway, don’t let any of this suck the joy out of your day! Do what you can and have a great one! ~Susan

    • I think that’s fine. Use what you like. I had the same trouble. What I finally found was that if I followed someone and then went to my scroll, clicked on their icon at the top of their most recent post, I could find their WordPress follower number. It was a bit of a job! So I say, save yourself trouble and use that list!

  4. πŸ™‚ Hi! I just nominated you for a Liebster Award: theveggysideofme.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1217&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

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  6. Hi Susan just read your inspiring post on Celestes blog, what a difference a vegan diet can make to you, My mum had a hear attack 20 years ago and switched to a vegetarian diet then and has been great ever since (heart wise) she has other issues which arnt diet related but so glad you’ve found your vegan journey, just followed your blog it looks great.


    • Thank you Karen! I’m so glad to hear your mom’s heart is going strong! It always makes me feel better when we hear encouragement from others with greater perspective. Yay veggies! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Wow, I discovered your lovely blog by reading your article “From heart Attack To Heart Health” through Celeste from Honk If You’re Vegan, and boy am I glad! I am adding myself your list of followers and look forward to your posts. So glad you took the time to share your story. You never know how many people you may end up helping along the way. So Thanks!!

  8. Just found your blog from another and I love the recipes you’ve posted! I’m not vegan, though I find myself eating that way 3-4 times a week or even more. Looking forward to reading more from you! I write about living an organic lifestyle on a budget, feel free to check my blog out any time πŸ™‚

  9. So nice to meet you Susan through Elaine. From your blog it appears that you are a super creative woman – you not only have lovely recipes but also other creative things! And your story about the change in your food philosophy after your husband’s heart attack is really inspirational.

  10. Hi, Susan thank you so much for stopping by my blog, commenting on my sweet Chancy and following. We are glad to meet you and your two sweeties, Louie and Kelly. They are the first Portuguese Water Dogs I have ever seen, they are so cute!! Hugs and nose kisses for you all from all of us at Mag’s.

  11. Hi Susan! Thank you fro following me! I’m now following you, as well. I began making a healthy lifestyle change in January of this year, so I’ll enjoy perusing your recipes. I’m nearly an empty nester, too, but mine are old enough that my husband and I run around with them happily watching the house and cats while we’re gone. I have to pop in the shower, but will be back to read more! πŸ™‚

  12. Susan, I have loved getting to know you and I would enjoy learning more! So, I was wondering if you would do a writing process blog tour with me? It would adore it if you did! You just have to answer the questions that I will post tomorrow on my part of the tour. Then on June 16, you answer the questions I asked you on my post, on your own post. Please let me know as soon as is convenient for you. πŸ™‚
    -Kloe β™₯β™₯

  13. Hi Susan, I just came across your blog. Also just read your story about your husband’s heart attack. So glad it all turned out well in the end. I too have seen “Forks Over Knives” and read the “China Study”, and a few others similar ones like “The Pleasure Trap” and “Eat to Live”. All are excellent resources! Although I’m not vegan now (used to be), I follow a mostly vegan, vegetarian/plant based diet. And may go back to my old vegan ways again very soon! πŸ˜‰ Will you be attending the upcoming International Plant based conference in San Diego?

    • Oh, thanks for checking in! I’ve not read “The Pleasure Trap,” so maybe I’ll look for that. I wish I were closer to SanDiego, because that sounds fun! But I am not planning to attend the upcoming conference. In the future, I do hope to travel and learn more. Thanks for bringing that conference to my attention. If you need any encouragement, I’m right here πŸ™‚

      • Also, have you read about the Blue Zones? Locales around the world where people have achieved longevity. I have a series of posts on lessons of lifestyle and diet learned from people in the Blue Zones. There are two books: The Blue Zones and Thrive.

      • I have read both! Very interesting stuff! Those also brought to mind that we all have a different ancestry, which makes me wonder if our diets should vary based in where we “come from.” As if we could pinpoint it now that, with globalization, our ancestry is all mixed πŸ˜‰

  14. My dear Susan! I made a little collage for International Women’s Day of some of the women I admire and inspire me!

    Thank you for being part of my blogging adventure!!

    β™₯ carmen

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