Today at lunch I was thinking about the things I've done to be more eco, budget and nutrition-conscious since Leaf and I bought our house . While I was reflecting on the little changes we've implemented so far, and how much more we still want to do, I thought of the name "Life: Unplugged" as a potential contender for the future incarnation of this blog.
I read so many blogs of people who have already switched over to growing most of their own produce, lacto-fermenting food for storage and added nutritive value, soaking grains, etc. But I never see any blogs written by people who are still in the process. And I have no idea whether we'll ever be able to achieve that level of independence from commercial grocery stores, but I know we at the very LEAST want to save money while we save for our dream home (which is another blog post entirely) and be healthier.
Any thoughts? Is the title completely lame? It felt a little lame, albeit accurate. Holla at me, people.
Here are things we've done so far, which I'll hopefully be writing about in the future:
-Put shelves in the back yard for seedling trays and potted plants
-Built a raised-bed garden (full credit to Leaf for this one)
-Began baking our own bread (we haven't bought bread ONCE since we bought the house, except when we needed a ton of rolls all of a sudden)
-I made yogurt for the first time this past Sunday
-Joined a local CSA
-Started a compost heap (also credited to Leaf, although we've both been neglecting this one...)
-Reduced our refined sugar and caffeine intake(s)
I wouldn't want to write solely about those things, but I think it's a good start. I couldn't write without still having my random rants and personal anecdotes. I see it more of a "this is what we did to save money and improve our lives today. Recipes and how-tos and the like. Probably a lot of documentation of failure. Remember failure loaf? I sure do.
Sooooo...I guess I'll just start writing those sorts of entries and then we'll see how things go...