Blogger Recognition Award

I am both honored and overwhelmed at the support I have been shown recently.  First the Liebster Award nomination, and a few days later, the Blogger Recognition Award nomination. I don’t post nearly as much as I want to, but have so much to say.  I spend my evenings going through posts, reading what you … Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award

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Liebster Award: My Nominations

I have been going back and forth for almost a year on whether or not to start blogging, analyzing if I really had the time for it.  I finally took the plunge and piece by piece started writing.  Writing is my outlet and how I express myself.  Sometimes it’s hard to put it all out … Continue reading Liebster Award: My Nominations

Rethinking sustainability…leaving the farm

Simple living...with kids

Early this year, I sold a small organic farm on the outskirts of our city, and moved back into the suburbs.

Our farmhouse in the morning. It was idyllic, beautiful…and not sustainable.

I didn’t really have a choice, to be honest. I was divorcing, and the place needed to be sold for financial reasons anyway.

But prior to that, being on the farm for nearly a decade had made me rethink what sustainability means, and how we can move forward in a world that seems intent on, well, not moving forward much at all.

Petrol…the fly in the ointment

We were extremely car-dependent at the farm. There was no public transport. The nearest supermarket, bank, school – all of it was a drive away. There were no buses or trains. This was a huge hurdle to sustainability.

I was routinely spending $100 a week on petrol, and my partner…

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