Friday, February 4, 2011

To Be happy is to be Grateful

Welcome Again.

Thanks fro visiting my blog , I do hope you enjoy your visit and become inspired to become a little more self sufficient.

It has been a while since I last update as I have been busy in the garden and with 5-6 garden beds to water and weed and tend it takes up a lot of my time. I do love it and I find I get lots of ideas on new things to plant , grow and ways to make the garden better. I also get ideas for my jewellery making while in the garden. And If I am sad or angry these feelings are also somewhat less when I have had some time weeding, harvesting and just pondering . In fact I am sure being in the garden is good for your mental health.

I always emerge from my garden with a grateful
heart and outlook particularly when I see what
nature has achieved in my absence and when I have just picked 4 kg of Cherry tomatoes and 6 giant Zuchinni's and a few other vegies. I just so love being able to be a little self suffiencent so we have some control of our lives and not be totally dependent on outside inputs.

We have a long way to go, but just helping ourselves a little does a lot for your confindence to keep going and with every little step you achieve more independencce each year. It is not easy, but nothing in life is so I say have a go and you will be pleased with the results.

So far we have been harvesting Cherry Tomatoes, Capsicums, Zuchinni, Cucumbers, Beans ,Corn ( nearly ready) , Potato, Garlic, Strawberry, Rocket, cabbage.

I am going to try and grow 1000kg again this year- last year I grew about 400kg of food.
Anyone interested in sponsoring me 1c per kg of food grown to be donated to a cancer research. Growing your own vegies and eating them fresh and free from pestiside has to be better for your health and may even prevent you getting cancer in the first place. By having this challenge and this fund raiser I hope to inspire others to grow their own therefore benefiting others health indirectly.
Send me an email if you are interested in sponsoring me and when harvesting is all done- arround june - July , I will donate the money to cancer organisation.
To end this post here is what I find to be happy ,is to be grateful for the things we have and where we are right now .
Now is what we have, so enjoy now and know that when all si said and done- everything does work out .