What a lovely prize!
We are always working toward using more re-usables (cloth napkins, dishtowels) vs. disposables. And we have started talking about using water carefully.
We also love "real" mail! It's so exciting to send and think about the recipient, and then wait (another good practice!) for a reply!
Love this list. The make music or art together or dance together speaks to me. I just need to stop automatically turning on the tv at night when I want to veg out and do more of this with my kiddos.
Eating is an agricultural act. -Wendell Berry
I love this list of simple and sustainable living! :) Our family already does or is in the process of trying pretty much everything on the list. I'd say the one motivating me the most at this particular moment is the gardening and saving seeds one. We're in the process of watching our seedlings grow (that we started from saved seeds) and getting our urban garden re-established for the year. We rent right now - but dream of a homestead in the next few years - so we can't have a large garden in the earth. However we make the most of our patio areas and have enjoyed a rather large urban garden where we grow all sorts of vegetables, herbs, and fruit. It's amazing what you can do in garden boxes and containers if you put your mind to it! The best part has been teaching our son about plants and seeing the joy it brings him. We constantly try to stay focused on a life of simplicity and creativity with the goal of sustainability in mind. This list and this homeschool curriculum is definitely right up our alley! Thank you for the opportunity to win a set. :)
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We share and trade our home garden crops with our neighbors. Over the years, we've noticed that it seems to encourage everyone in the neighborhood to grow more food and become closer as a community. Last month, our neighbors who live catty corner to us moved away after 30 years. Not only did we lose them as neighbors, but we also lost our oranges supply.
I was just about to embark on the overwhelming task of cleaning the house, so cleaning in ten minute bursts seems like a great idea to me!
Also, I LOVE the idea of a sanctuary spot!
Wife to DH (8/1/09), Mom to DS (4/28/11) and DD (6/16/12).
We do a lot of the "simple sustainable home suggestions" like cloth napkins, wipes, cleaning cloths, bags, etc. We prepare most foods at home, grow a big garden and preserve produce. We also do some of the "simple sustainable relationship" ideas; trading babysitting with other families, helping with repairs and pet sitting, making maple syrup from neighborhood trees and sharing the syrup with the neighbors. In the "simple sustainable learning" category, we frequently explore outdoors and wander. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!
Shared the giveaway on FB. I "like" Mothering and Oak Meadow on FB. :)
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