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“I am often struck by the fact that the modern world is full of affected knowledge & information that, when you get right down to it, is only relevant to the extent we grant it relevance. We have become very good at procuring & prioritizing things that are not fundamentally all that important – cars and computers and cell phones come to mind – even as we have become less good at providing for ourselves the things that are downright essential: Food. Shelter. Water. Warmth.” -Ben Hewitt

This quote speaks to my Luddite heart.
Seen via Falan Storm on Instagram.

"I am often struck by the fact that the modern world is full of affected knowledge & information that, when you get right down to it, is only relevant to the extent we grant it relevance. We have become very good at procuring & prioritizing things that are not fundamentally all that important – cars and computers and cell phones come to mind – even as we have become less good at providing for ourselves the things that are downright essential: Food. Shelter. Water. Warmth." -Ben Hewitt đŸŒČI spent a long time resisting buying a home – for many reasons…rooting my wild spirit, committing to a home & mortgage, and the downright logistics of what we wanted to make ours. But somewhere in me I wanted roots too. I wanted a humble home surrounded by plenty of wild space to allow for those essentials: food, shelter, water, warmth (and mostly to hold the story of our family's love). Buying this home last Fall has been one of the most surprising priorities I've taken on. Sometimes I bitch a bit because our weekends of hiking have been replaced with projects & homesteading in the making; however, I am tremendously grateful to walk this wee bit of acreage & this tiny home and see the results of a labor of love whose roots have already grounded deep. This picture is from weeks ago. Those beds began last fall when I lasagna layered them with fallen leaves, our city compost, chicken poo bedding & more. Next came the fence to deter both the domestic & wild animals. Today, I can walk our land and see the beginnings of something that truly matters. Something fundamentally important. I see persimmon trees, a fig tree, an apple tree, wild strawberries, wild blackberries, planted blueberry/strawberry/grape/strawberry plants, nasturiums, wild edibles, cut flowers, and a garden of planted potatoes, cukes, pickling cukes, zucchini, squash, corn, brussels sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, slicing/canning tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, peas & more. đŸŒœđŸĄđŸ“ #fromwhereibloom #gratefulgrateful #home #backyardgarden #justthebeginning #beginninggarden #backyardgardening #homesteading

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