Category Archives: gardening

My adventures with Square Foot Gardening

Simple Living Prepared

There is no secret that along with many of my beliefs of a “life lived simple is a life worth living”, I also consider myself to be somewhat of a prepper. Not a prepper in the sense of a “Doomsday … Continue reading

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Acceptance

I call myself a minimalist but there are yet times where I just want to buy something. I don’t need it, I can certainly do without it but there is just that urge. I have been guilty of this a … Continue reading

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Live a Gentle Life

The terms so often used like “Simple Life” or “Minimalism” seem to come with a distinct set of rules that apply to the process of reaching a point where we arrive at what I call a “Gentle Life”. In the … Continue reading

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Service to Others

Yesterday I met a woman of 79 years old who tended to the needs of a beautiful home and yard. My purpose for being there was to respond to a complaint of overgrown natural growth at a property next to … Continue reading

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Fall gives way to thoughts of new ways of Community Gardening

As the vegetables growing in my raised bed gardens are giving way to fall I am slowly cutting things down to start preparing for next years plans. This seasons yield of crop wasn’t as good as last years as we … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead at Right Now

As I turned 50 years old I really started embracing the minimalist lifestyle for many reasons. One of those reasons is that of self preservation. I started to realize that I have but a short 15 years to try to … Continue reading

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I am simply not writing

There was a time not so long ago where I was excited about getting up early in the morning and writing a post to this blog each and every morning. It seems something has changed to the point where I … Continue reading

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Stung by a Bee

I am simply walking past a bush when suddenly out of nowhere I see a bee darting towards me at record speed to push it’s stinger through the skin of my forearm. I have been stung before but this time … Continue reading

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Peace in the Garden

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The Morning Person

It’s 5:00 AM this Saturday morning and while most folks are still sleeping here I am sitting ┬áin my kitchen waiting for the world to awaken. This is my time to experience the silence of the world in my little … Continue reading

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