|We moved to Ohio because we wanted to have a lifestyle that was still urban, but slower.We wanted to make time for living sustainably- in harmony with the earth, its cycles, and its other inhabitants. You know, like a Witch should!|
Since moving to Ohio in mid-February, we have started the following:
|We are making our own kefir. |
At the rate my son drinks it, it is more economical
and healthy to make it ourselves.
Organic raw milk!
Plus, no more plastic bottles from the store!
|Speaking of bottles, in addition to recycling, we are saving |
our glass bottles to edge our garden beds.
|We have started wildcrafting walks as a family. |
This bouquet came from our last walk, where
I discovered delicious sassafrass!
|My library is mostly unpacked...|
|Herb books, mushroom books, lots of reference guides!|
|We obviously need to drink more wine.|
|Seedlings. These are thyme, cilantro, and tomatoes.|
|This pond will be cleaned and moved into a huge front box |
along with morning glories, trumpetvine, and other decorative plants.
It's gonna be so much better than the ugly bushes that are there now.
|Rowan on the porch.|
|Our current wild side yard, which will become raised beds.|
|Putting the plants debris in the compost pile|
|Our first cleared out area on our side of the yard. |
It was totally overgrown.
|This is one of the few heirloom organic seed companies |
that isn't owned in any way by Monsanto.
Their stocks go back to the 1700's and are
amazing in their variety.
Order a $5 catalogue to help support their efforts, please!
|Seedlings for kohlrabi, peppers, tomatoes, |
sweet potatoes, potatoes, peppers.
|Seedlings for basil, rosemary, strawberry, echinacea, |
parsley, and more.
|This awful 1970's era bush is going to go. |
It will make room in that huge brick planter box
for a pond, gorgeous vining flowers and trellises.
On the rim will be containers of even more flowers.
|The bush, partially cut back, reveals trash. Boo!|
|My latest order from Landreth Seeds: |
lots of herbs and pollinator attractors!
|My worm bin has some "tea" to use on my |
|Using the dryer less. When I do, I am saving my dryer lint and |
putting it in egg cartons with beeswax for firestarters.
The neighbors have a lovely firepit that they share.
|We are using soap nuts now in cotton bags instead |
of clothes detergent. We can compost them when we are done.
We have a compost pile in the back, as well as the worm bin.