Thursday, July 30, 2009

sustainability is happening

simple signs that hippychick's sustainability adventure is proving positive
  • there is no longer room in the pantry for store bought canned goods
  • veggie garden volunteer plants are popping up every now and then
  • the fruit trees have matured to fruiting age
  • the coop to compost to garden to compost cycle is working great
  • we are making efforts to save seeds
  • we have obtained skills in canning, drying and putting up foods, cheese making, fermenting, baking, cooking, pasta making, construction, chicken care, gardening, plant propagation, beekeeping, soap making and rainwater collection
  • varied creatures visit daily, make homes in our trees and find food and water in our micro-environment
  • i know my farmers and meet more each day - learn where your food comes from folks
  • i hang with a good number of like minded souls - we share - we teach - we visit - care for and sometimes raise each others creatures - we drink adult beverages and eat really really good food
  • folks who visit find the place relaxing and wish to return
  • everyone here at the hippychick homestead is pretty darn happy
future adventures
  • solar cooking
  • brew me some beer
  • get the greywater system in, up and running
  • sew, sew, sew
  • knit, knit, knit
  • advanced cheese making
  • advanced beekeeping
  • advanced permaculture practices
  • advanced rainwater collection - install a big mama collection tank
  • advanced plant study
  • advanced pasta making study
  • make our own iced cream
  • build a small green house for winter goodies
  • get this house painted
  • replace the fence
  • learn how to cure bacon and prosciutto
  • install solar roof vent/fans in each coop and in the garagebarn
  • build a mini farm stand with a little hippychick sign
  • pay off debts owed
  • build upon current efforts to create a direct know your farmer co-operative food share program
  • create hippychick workshops in effort to share learned skills with others
  • the big hippychick dream - run a working farm/bed and breakfast/cottage pub/sustainable skill building institute /local market/gathering place - all with excellent natural lighting of course!
baby steps - baby steps - baby steps

1 comment:

aly said...

Hello there. I recently came across your blog and love your ideas. My parents are from the Bastrop area and I am trying hard to convince them to go local and start supporting their local farmers.

Anywho, just wanted to drop in and say hello. I love this list and the things you're aiming for... especially the last one - "the big hippychick dream - run a working farm/bed and breakfast/cottage pub/sustainable skill building institute /local market/gathering place - all will excellent natural lighting of course!"

That sounds like heaven on earth. I hope the best for you and your sustainable happiness endeavors :)

-aly