Our Year Of Living (Beautifully) Without WalMart

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

fairie night quickly approaches



We Moonstones love to celebrate the Midsummer Solstice. It is our whimsical night of fairies and treats.... The children make fairie houses and in the morning the fairies have left them little earthly treats.



Fred, Bella and I went for a nature walk just now, just a simple walk five blocks down the street and back around...nothing of note was growing wild (except some wild morning glories that we lifted out of a crack in a driveway of a vacant house...HOPEFULLY they will take root and grow up and around our big tree...) but when we got home, there was a LOVELY bundle of beautiful bits to create with....I figure we will do this several more times, before the official midsummer revels, next Wednesday night <3

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

slowly but quite surely





Things are going at a very slow, yet lovely pace. I am learning very very much about delicacy and patience and gentle waiting......


(All things I should've learned from mothering. Oh well, better late than never....)




Things are coming along on Moonstone Acre, and I couldn't be more pleased.


Things are so sublime and delicate and I am finding myself suddenly in my element.


Earth.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

and so it begins



here are the seedling babies......call-before-you-dig is coming friday and sunday i till...... so excited! full moon next weekend (jonathan and fred's birthday weekend) I will plant.....sow excited ;)






Same with the blog...I now have a fast computer and every reason on earth to blog more....Taking the summer off school,so no excuses!






Much love to all....Stay tuned..!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I AM (Going to be) AN URBAN HOMESTEADER (Maker)


These tulips are the only thing I have ever grown that have survived. That was two years ago. But I have a GREAT desire to raise my family's food. At least some. At least carrots and tomatoes....I have GREAT dreams to grow food and herbs and flowers for myself and my family. Putting Down Roots is a very common phrase said around my home. It is something I long for greatly. We are moving in June to a VERY tolerant and Earthy town, so there is MUCH hope for us yet. But In recent months, I have read the book Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes and started a (tiny) Radical Homemaker Group of my friends.... I look VERY foreward to starting one in our new town (Yellow Springs Ohio)..........
I have even more recently begun following a Facebook Page called Take Back Urban Homesteading, that came to be after The Family Who Shall Not Be Named, tried to get away with trademarking the names Urban Homestead and Urban Homesteading, among other things. This was VERY disappointing to me because I had Just found a Name for what it is that I Dream. And there is NO WAY anyone is going to take it away from me for profit. I am glad I found this community all in one place, as I am very busy with school and this makes it very nice and easy to be in touch with THOUSANDS of Urban Homesteaders and for that I am DEEPLY Grateful and submit this blog in solidarity!