reaches behind itself to reclaim the past for the sake of the future
'There is a desperate need to recast energy descent as a positive process that can free people from the strictures and dysfunctions of growth economics and consumer culture.' From David Holmgren's Future Scenarios.
Grinding Grain for Bread Homemade bread every week Homemade laundry soap Hang laundry to dry Composting Raising chickens 2 rain barrels set up 1/2 acre Vegie garden Walking and bicycling more Preserving fresh produce Working on 3 month food stores Use Diva Cup Use Cloth Shopping bags Buy raw milk direct from cow owner Self-sufficient wood heating
I'm wife to Mr. Greenjeans. We've been married 20 years and really starting to settle into our marriage.
We have two teenage girls, Nee-chan and chibi. Well, at least that's what they call each other.
This blog is a journal about my trying to unlearn a materialist understanding of my existance in the world.
We are aiming to be an urban homestead with the goal of growing as much food as we can right here in suburbia.
Friends say I need a farm, but I can walk to my office, to the library, the quilting store, and the girls can walk to school from where we live.
I'd love to gather community who shares in the journey of making do with less, producing our own food or buying locally, and being more creative than our previous consumerist model has taught us.