I may not completely know what I'm doing but I do have a Greenhouse, some seeds, soil to put them in and a little bit of knowledge I’ve pilfered from people who are willing to share it. I’m ready to plant my garden. An often used but underappreciated quote from a great human is this … Continue reading All Dressed up with Nowhere to Grow
So what’s the solution for someone who genuinely wants to bring little, green, photosynthesising, leaves into this world but always seems to find themselves always the Gardener and without the Garden? Unfortunately, the answer is that pesky little life hack called Trial and Error.
For the next little while I’d like to discuss what it might take to be a self-sufficient, environmentally focussed, community minded, health conscious Grown Up. At this very point in time, I don't know exactly what that involves, but I am looking forward to finding out.
Self-Sabotage is like purposely tripping over your own feet on your way to the starting blocks of a race because you don’t think you’re going to come first.
Not too far under the wavering artifice of resolve to fit into these shorts, I knew exactly what this was. A nostalgic connection to the size written on the label. A fond memory of once being able to pick this exact size from the rack and put it on.
There are some things about trying to be a Vegan, Sugar Free, Zero Waste, Gardener who exercises, maintains healthy relationships, studies and works that can be absolutely overwhelming. But there are a couple of things that make life just that little bit easier. So here is a list of some things that I have in my life right now, that mean that I don’t spontaneously combust just thinking about making plans.
Reminder to self: It is absolutely acceptable and essential to allow yourself to be a beginner.
Can you call yourself a Vegan if it's only something you're striving for? It's a label I slapped onto myself without really understanding the consequences.
Can I carbon offset my air travel and leave it at that? If you have ever paid extra for carbon offsetting you would be excused for thinking that it would indeed offset the amount of atmospheric carbon produced by your jaunt in the sky.
Like all successful diets, I will be starting mine on a Monday. Unlike most diets however, I will not be striving for a socially acceptable bikini body, instead it is my inner health that will be getting a makeover. That’s right, my end goal is to have gut flora so spectacular that Gardening Australia will want to do a tv special.
Earlier in the year, I wrote about my worm bin and how I use it to digest the cat poo and excess litter. More than 6 months later and it is still going strong. There is no smell at all. It sits right by our front door and I have never heard anyone mention it. Honestly, I have been known to direct their attention to the large box of cat poo and explain in excitement how much poop, my little wormies are munching through.