Rocket under wire because Fred the Cat loves sitting in pots.
Last night Machicho buried a bone in the pot where the Sweet Peas are planted. The bone is gone forever and the Sweet Peas are Ok I think.
There is a loaf of Bread almost finished cooking in the Bread Maker and I have a Batch of Yoghurt sitting on the bench all warm and cosy.
In the garden the potatoes are growing nicely and there are a ton of flowers on the upside down tomatoes.
We have been using the baby spinach and lettuce for a few weeks now.
The pot of chives and parsley has also been in constant use.
So have I joined the growing number of people trying to live a greener and more sustainable way of life trying to leave a smaller footprint on the world? Not really. This is my way of life and has been for as long as I can remember. The whole time I was growing up half our yard was a vegetable garden, there was a massive chook pen and all our food was made from scratch. In the thirty odd years I have been married we have nearly always had a good vegetable garden, had fresh milk from the farm and very rarely had to buy meat from the butcher. We eat very little processed food, I don't buy bread and there have always been fresh herbs growing in pots in the yard. The Yoghurt making is a new thing but only because we are eating so much of it now I thought it would be a much cheaper and healthier option. The loaf of white bread I made today is also something that doesn't happen too often, it is a treat for my son who is home visiting. Usually I make a Sourdough Rye. I chose Aromatherapy over Cortisone to treat my sons eczema and have used it for a lot of other ailments as well. This is the way a lot of us in small rural communities live and have lived for a long long time.
I applaud the growing number of people who are also trying to live a more sustainable life, it is a wonderful way to bring up your children and treat the world.