A lot of my attention lately has been on a new dream of mine: living at the Gypsy Café, an all-female collective focused on sustainability, permaculture, and active community
. Oh, and they like to have fun, too! That's very important. No sanctimonious monasteries for me, no matter how self-sustaining they may be.The ladies at Gypsy Café also produce the We'Moon calendar
, an astrological datebook. Within its insightful pages, I found the following gem on transforming community, by juliett jade quail.
No matter where you live, or what your community looks like, let this be an inspiration to you
as it is to me:
how to transform a suburb into a community
Life as a farm hand sure does take up a lot of time - so much that I've got no time to talk about it!
Farming is already an overtime job... I also work as a professional modern dancer two days a week, plus I spend wonderful days with loved ones, then I spend the rest of my free time doing all the homesteading projects I normally write about!
Phew. It's tiring just to write about it. So, my apologies for the lack of brilliant, insightful, and helpful posts - I'm too busy living! And that's a great thing.
My challenge to you today, dear reader, is to pick one project / action / idea from the vast web of inspiring blogs, then shut off the computer and run with it. Have fun!
What have you (yes, you!) been doing to:
use your resources wisely, gain skills, heal yourself & others, connect with the Earth, reach out to community, and take creative action?
I want to hear about it!
Why all this fuss about home and homemaking? Because home is (yes, I'm gonna say it) where the heart is. So let's take a moment away from all the DIY projects and appreciate what makes home so important: family.
This is my dog Brutus. He's a yellow lab, and like all Labradors, loves his ball. One moment, he waits handsomely for Morgan or me to throw the ball. The next moment? Well... see for yourself.
Laughter and love keep the family together.
Happy Valentine's Day.
I want you to know how much you mean to me, and how blessed I am that you are in my life.
Without you, I could not breathe. You fill me with inspiration - with every breath, I am renewed.
Without you, I would starve. You nourish me with your endless generosity and abundant love.
Without you, I would stumble and fall. You support me, and allow me to go wherever my feet and heart may wander.
Your beauty stirs my heart again and again - I've never seen anything so beautiful as you, and you show it in a million ways.
Your presence awes and humbles me.
You are my home and love and mother and guide.
I cannot express how grateful I am for your love. Thank you. Thank you a million times, it will still not be enough.
Love. Love, forever,