You may have seen my post introducing #BestBootForward last week. I spoke about taking our first few baby steps towards living a more self sufficient lifestyle and why we want to take on the challenge. You can read my first entry for #BestBootForward here.
Today, I am answering questions from the lovely Chloe at Indigo Wilderness.
- What has your first step been and how did you find making it? Our first step was to clear the garden ready to start digging our deep vegetable beds. There were some old plants from last year that I hadn’t already cleared. In my defence I was heavily pregnant for the summer, and I found gardening very hard by the end. I couldn’t do much, so lots was left. We have spent the last 2 weekends tidying up the garden, and made a start on digging the ground. So far so good and the kids even helped pull weeds! The hard bit has been dealing with all of the plastic and rubbish that we have been digging up. Even a few feet down, crisp packets (BBE 2001) are still laying their in all of their disgusting glory. It really makes me hate plastic and the affects that plastic has on our earth.
- When can you make time to take another step forward and what will this be? I like to spend my evenings crafting. Either working on my latest crochet project or building miniature houses. Last night I put down my crochet hook and started making plans for the garden. We created a floor plan (to scale) and planned where the new vegetable beds and paths will go. Tonight, I will work on planning what vegetables to plant, where and when. Next weekend, we continue digging!
- Where is your favourite place to spend time outdoors? In my garden obviously! I like it when I can spend more hours outside planning and working on our garden. It’s nice when the kids help too. They are our future, and I would love for my kids to grow up appreciating and understanding all of the hard work that goes into growing your own food- rather than just expecting food to magically appear in a supermarket. My second favourite place is at my friends farm. We visit them every few weeks, and in the summer we enjoy BBQs and star gazing. Their back garden over looks the fields where I grew up in Newton Blossomville, so I love loosing myself for a few moments remembering an amazing childhood.
How are you getting on with your new years resolutions? Do you want toget outside more this year? Let me know in the comments!
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