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January 16, 2009

It's about independence...

Politics are getting to me...government wants to take so much control over our lives. With the upcoming change of presidents, I can't help but think all the ways I can get away... and stake my independence!
If you're interested in growing your own organic food, you'll like hearing about the Dervaes family in Pasadena, California. There's a film about what they've done on their small urban homestead and I hope to see it soon. I especially enjoyed seeing them pedal this bike that was attached to a grinder (I think they were grinding wheat) and their earthen outdoor oven with freshly baked bread inside! Rob is really interested in becoming a bit more self-sufficient, especially when this world is so crazy, what would happen if we lost our jobs or the mortgage company went bankrupt? We want to be able to take care of ourselves!

My sister gave me this pretty water bottle. It's from Pottery Barn, she said, but just like the popular SIGG water bottles. Lately, I've been drinking more water because I want to take it everywhere with me!!!

I highly recommend Disney's Wall-e, it's a sweet movie, with a serious message. It's possible that the human race will be come fatter and fatter, with the way we eat (I love processed stuff, like bread and sweets...I know I should eat more whole grains, but do I? Not enough). Consumerism, especially fast food, makes for unhealthy lifestyles, and lots of paper and plastic waste (most of it is unrecycleable). What would happen if our earth was full of trash? Well, in this movie, they lived in a "ship" in outerspace. Wall-e is a robot that compacts the trash, trying to clean up the earth, and finds some life, a plant...where hope is then regained!

9 comments:

Matushka said...

We share some of your concerns and have been thinking about what we should do also. We feel a very strong need to be as self sufficient as possible. We are currently looking at property in the country to start homesteading.

I love our Sigg bottles. I bought us all one and we take them everywhere we go. I can't believe we used to buy so many plastic bottles!

M.Michelle

Meadowlark Days said...

Love your new bottle! I'd like to grow more of our own food but gardening is hard in TX! I'm still accustomed to SoDak climate and soil.

JO said...

I agree ... LIFE is difficult. I also wonder about being "self sufficient" someday. WOW - lots of deep thoughts! I can live in RICE & BEANS & leafy greens...I'm not picky. I guess I am blessed...I can eat BEEF / CHICKEN right now & afford them.

Delena said...

Oooh, can't wait to check out that blog and get some ideas.

inara said...

wall-e is definitely a great movie and it was disgusting to see the end result of so much continued gluttony and sloth.

Zoya said...

I share many of your concerns an have been working toward building community rather than isolating myself. I have found in hard times knowing your neighbors (not necessarily liking them) can save your life.

Loreluca said...

We are just as concerned about dependency. It is sad to see what are we coming to. I so would love the idea of living in the country, in a small community, with lots of place to plant...
Maybe one of these days...

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I've been wanting to get more self sufficient too. The only problem is my husband thinks I'm crazy.

Chrispea said...

I hear ya... my husband often jokes about going off the grid. Living in the woods and off the land... me not so much, I kind of like the computer! ;)