So what is this blog all about?
About seven years ago, when I met my lovely partner, I was inspired by her little vegetable garden out the back of her inner city unit. It wasn't much a few sparse vegetables surrounded by concrete. But something sparked and since then we have both developed a love for growing our own food. As the passion for gardening grew so did my dreams, and in 2010 I wrote the following goal in my goal book:
The goal has been written in present tense, this is a goal writing technique. So don't worry I am not caught in some crazy time paradox :-)
It is Sunday the 7th of June, 2015 and after many years of practice I am now producing 80% of my families vegetables. I feel really chuffed with myself as this was one of my biggest challenges requiring patience and dedication . The garden is beautiful, rough and wild, a food forest. I love every minute I spend in it, feeling the rich soft soil between my fingers,and smelling the sweat tomatoes. My children regularly spend time with me in the garden. I feel proud of myself as a parent imparting practical and fundamental knowledge while also developing mine and their appreciation and spiritual connection with nature. I am reminded of this great achievement every time I sit down to eat.
And this goal is what this blog is all about.
So follow my family and I, and the garden, on a journey to food self sufficiency.