Monday, August 6, 2012

Natural Living Magazines

With the demise of Mothering magazine some women have wondered where they can turn to get their natural info fix. Here's a list of magazines that are geared towards a more natural lifestyle they may be electronic/digital or print. Some are free and others are paid subscriptions.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sorry about the mess

I'm changing things up with the look of my blog. Some links don't go anywhere and some things are incomplete. I hope you understand. My intention is to post more.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Garden Update

I guess I should post a little update on our "garden". You know, it has been two years.

In this main area we have our large Day-lily, Rosemary, Echinacea, random Pea plants, Broccoli, Sage, Mint, Sweet 100 Tomato, Anaheim Pepper, Roma Tomato, Chives, Green Bean plant that is being decimated by bugs, and two perennials which I don't know the names of .  

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The First Step

      The first step to becoming self-sufficient is not a garden, solar panels, or a big plot of land in the country.  It's becoming debt free.  Because if you carry debt you will never truly be free. My husband and I have made the commitment to ourselves and our family to stop the cycle of debt.  We stopped using any and all credit cards and are following Dave Ramsey's plan of the 7 baby steps.  We have finally gotten to a point where we are not pulling money out of savings every month to catch the money left after our month. Every week or two Erik and I sit down and go over what's coming out and what will be coming out soon. With the help of a tax return we were able to fund our starter emergency fund and pay off 2 cards and put a big chunk on the next card we are currently working on. We also have 2 student loans that are on the list.
   This has really put things into perspective for me. Looking at our fiances makes us realize that our next move won't be to a couple of acres in the country. It will probably be a house more in the suburbs with a big yard. Somewhere where I can learn more about gardening and raising chickens. See, Dave Ramsey's plan doesn't just show you how to get out of debt. It shows you how to become more patient and to work for what you want. I know that one day we will have the property in the country. It most likely won't be for years but we are still young. Maybe we'll even be able to pay for that perfect piece of property out right, the way it was meant to be.
   Since we have started we both have felt a great sense of peace and feel more in control of our money and our lives.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Garden

The "garden" is coming in nicely.  Here are some pics of the area and what I have growing.

This is all I have to really work with.  I have a small area under our deck that I planted some strawberries and rhubarb. However, it's being shaded by a tree so the strawberries never took off. The rhubarb will be good next year. 

Brandywine Tomatoes

I also have parsley, rosemary, cilantro (which has already bolted), basil, sage, mint, chive, lemon thyme, cherry tomatoes, and one lone cucumber plant which I'm not sure if it's going to produce (my mother-in-law said you need 2 or 3 cucumber plants for them to produce). I also planted some marigold's from seed and they are doing beautifully. 


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