As buds unfurl and sprouts start reminding us of tasty green things, the conversations around the Boutique (ie. my living room) are turning towards farmer's market, gardens and our future farm. Jay and I have long known we wanted to live rurally, on some land with a sheep or two. But lately, as he nears graduation and we both are closer to 30 than not, we've decided we'd rather have that farm sooner, rather than later. We'd like that self-sufficiency and simultaneous reliance on the local community to be a little more within reach. And so this Monday, I'm inspired by the books I'm reading, blogs and the Ravelry groups I've joined; all on the subject of sustainability and homesteading:

The Rural Life
You Grow Girl
Crave's 100 mile diet
Sustainable Table (Ravelry group)
Live Simply (Ravelry Group)

0 comment on Inspiration Monday #8: On the farm

  1. Jill B
    March 17, 2008 at 8:47 pm (16 years ago)

    Hey, have you met my friend Amanda? The one who lives on a farm with goats and cows and chickens, and is about 30?

  2. mel
    March 22, 2008 at 12:41 pm (16 years ago)

    Hi, I found you through the Ravelry Simple Living Group – Thanks for these links 🙂 And go for it!! My husband and I are shooting for much the same thing – a more rural life, small self-sustaining and community engaged home & farm, some fiber animals, I think it’s great that you know this so early on! Your boutique is a great find, I’ll be keeping my eye on it.