It’s not a bad thing to have goals, it is not a bad thing to dream.
Dreaming of my Eden (taken from an original blog post)
I have been blessed to live outside of the city in a house that is 100% ours. We don’t have to make payments on which is a miracle in itself for many, many newlyweds.
There is so much I want to learn and do!
Growing our own food from salads to corn to watermelons to cabbage, even though Aaron tells me we would be ridiculously skinny, I still would like to grow more of our own food.
Preparing meals that will not only fill our stomaches, but fill us with the needed nutrients that our bodies crave.
Canning, drying, freezing our harvest
Making my own jams, jellies, relishes and other condiments
Buying pantry staples in bulk
Using hand powered appliances
Homemade laundry soap
Planting and using culinary herbs like Basil to make fresh pesto and Tarragon to put in vinegar for salad dressing.
Planting and using medicinal herbs from harvesting wild plantains for postpartum relief to making white horehound lozenges and cough syrup to echinacea tinctures.
Digging a root cellar and stocking it with squash, potatoes, garlic and onions!
Building a cold frame and a green house
Having a home library versus a video game collection.
Cloth diapers hanging on the clothesline
Home sewn baby products
Going to pick…anything blueberries, apples, blackberries, strawberries, cherries
Using my wood stove for more than just heating the house.
Learning about building things, dry walling, carpentry. Gee, I wonder who would teach me that.
Making our own clothes
Crocheted afghans, dish clothes, hot pads socks and scarves.
Selling products from home
Little girls running around with home sewn dressies with little lacy heavcoverings and little boys running around in ‘spa-menders’