SLOW LIVING MONTH BY MONTH 2012 January
NOURISH - We plan our meals around what we have growing in the garden. This month that has meant meals featuring tomatoes and zucchinis. See here and here for a couple of favourites.
PREPARE - We've made yoghurt and cheese from milk from our house cow. We've canned peaches from fruit from a friends orchard, Bottled roma tomatoes fresh from the garden,frozen beans, robbed the bees, and frozen chocolate zucchini cake.
REDUCE - Reused bottles and jars for preserving and the bags that our oats come in were used to freeze the beans
GREEN - WE use sticky fly paper for flies
GROW - we have been harvesting tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, lettuce, tatsoi, silverbeet, capsicum, basil, parsley, corn.
CREATE- I'm always knitting or sewing. It's my evening relaxation activity. I've knitted this dress for my nephew's new little girl...
.... and sewed a pair of booties for a friends new little boy. These were made from scrap fabric from the op shop. Forgot to take a photo before I gifted them but they looked similar to these....
DISCOVER - I've discovered Christine's blog.
ENHANCE - We have been involved in starting an intentional village on the property next door, bringing together various members of the community
ENJOY - We enjoyed the birthday celebration of a dear friend. Wonderful music, great food and the company of fantastic people.
What a wonderful way to review the month and to see what others have been up to. Very inspiring. What have you been up to this last month?