I have often said that when the sun shines down, there is no where in the world I’d rather be than here in Ireland. And our little corner of it sure feels like Heaven when the sun shines down. Continue reading And The Sun Shone Down
Lately, I have come to understand the “terrible twos”. I read somewhere to try and look on them as the “terrific twos” because of how amazing it was when you stopped to think about all your child was learning and developing in this phase. And I really do try and think of them that way. But, lately it has been hard. We have to keep … Continue reading The Terrible Twos
There are little signs that spring is really sprung and in fact, there may yet be a summer. Every so often we have had a glorious day and you can feel the heat building. Little Paddler and I have busy mornings getting ready and out the house to Mass before we do any jobs in town. She is teasing me with the notion that she … Continue reading Toddler Survival Tips 101
Money or the lack thereof seems to be a constant topic in our house. Some days it weighs us down and takes over our thoughts and conversations and rules our emotions. Other days we sit outside with a cup of tea in hand as the Little Paddler digs for worms in the flower bed and joke, “Wonder what the poor people are doing today?” At … Continue reading No Buy Challenge
I bought a broccoli for the first time last week in ages. A strange triumph to some but it sure felt good to me that we had fresh broccoli and kale through the winter. But it got me thinking, if I could manage that much (by accident) during the winter, then what could I manage with a bit of planning during the summer? What would … Continue reading In Over My Head Again?
Today, we got out in the garden. It was great. Over the winter, Little Paddler and I have been stuck indoors. I have tuned out a good bit. I have to admit, I do a wonderful impression of an ostrich with its head stuck in the sand. But in the process, I found myself getting down. Feeling like a failure in the smallholding enterprise. Like … Continue reading Breaking The Cycle
Originally posted on Simple, No Waste Life:
As this is the last day of the year, I think it is appropriate to do a little bit of reflection on the year 2016 regarding our Zero Waste efforts. When we started we did not think that we would go hard core on Zero Waste, we just decided to do a ‘little bit’. But then we started… Continue reading The end of the first year of Zero Waste Living