Do you ever find yourself comparing your home and garden to those you see online, and feeling bad because you don’t measure up? I decided to throw this post together because I’ve found myself playing that game recently, and I think it’s good to have a gentle reminder that there’s more to people’s lives than you see on the internet. We all want to put our best work forward for sharing, but I’d like to give you a peek at what you don’t see in the photos….
“Winter had lasted so long that it seemed it would never end. It seemed that they would never really wake up.” – from “The Long Winter” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
It may be old fashioned, but my youngest and I pile into bed and read together at bedtime. This winter we started working our way through the Little House series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We’ve also started watching the TV series on the Hallmark channel. (Boy, what a difference between the books and the TV series!) Right now we’re reading “On the Banks of Plum Creek“, but it feels like we’re living in “The Long Winter“….
Sometimes what’s wrong to everyone else is what’s right for you, and sometimes even if you do everything “right” you still get skunked.
I’ve been debating about what to write next here in the deep, dark ever so snowy winter. There have been a lot of not so fun things going on in my life that have put a kibosh on my inspiration levels, so I figured I’d tackle sharing something that has been rolling around in my head for a while….
Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers is a long overdue call to revolutionize farming as we know it. Mark Shephard shares a vision of renewed soils, diverse ecosystems and healthy watersheds – filled with an abundance of nutrient rich food crops. He begins with some background information on agriculture as we know it, and then progresses to the new reality of permaculture farming – restoration agriculture….
I love old farmers. when I’m around them, I feel like a little girl again, spending time with my Big Daddy riding around in his ancient truck. There’s a timeless feeling about being in the company of older men who’ve spent their lives in total harmony with the earth and her seasons….