This week marks the beginning of a much anticipated move! We aren’t actually making the big journey until next week; however, I haven’t even begun to pack or do anything else moving related (yikes!). This is mostly because I have decided to fully distract myself with cooking in order to avoid the chaos of moving. Unfortunately, task avoidance must be pushed aside because we need to be ready to go next Friday.
With that being said, I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share a little bit about our aspirations of self-sufficiency and our journey towards this dream.
As you have seen over the last several months, many of our efforts take place in the kitchen. This is truly where I got started with the idea and it is still one of my favorite places to play. But there is a great deal we do outside of the kitchen to help us meet our self-sufficiency goal.
There is so much that goes into being self-sustainable. As I sat down to write this and hone in on the things that make up our efforts, it was really difficult. What it really narrows down to is the fact that there are many side projects and learning experiences that are a big part of what we do that you don’t get to see. Our road to self-sustainable living is filled with:
- Simplifying the way we live
- Up-cycling (repurposing something you have to meet your needs or aesthetic taste)
- Gardening and composting
- Cooking from scratch
- Making our own furniture and home products
- Minimizing our waste
I’m sharing all of this because I’m hoping to take the opportunity to share what some of these things look like in our house while the kitchen supplies are hiding away in their boxes. Very often I allow the kitchen to distract me from work elsewhere, and this is reflected in The Homespun Journal. We love the efforts we make and would love to share a picture of what these things look like in our home.
And since I am sharing what we do, I would also love to hear what other people do within their homes to reduce their carbon footprints. What sort of things do you and your family do to live a greener more simplistic life?