I was born and bred on a farm. I climbed a grain bin barefoot on my wedding day.
And then I moved into the heart of a great grey city of steel and iron and statues and stone.
But I am still a barefoot country girl, although I also have a pretty fabulous collection of sky high heels. I think that many people assume that simple sustainable living is a country thing. I know I did. I was wrong. I’ve learned a lot in the past few years, and I want to share some of them with you. These are some of the things that I do that remind me of home and have helped me to create a beautiful and sustainable life here.
I hang my clothes on the line.
I’ve got a bed of strawberries under the laundry line too. I grow garlic, enough to last all year.
I use cloth diapers as much as I can. These cheerful ones were a gift from a blog reader. (Thanks again, by the way. I love them.)
I bake bread, and cookies, and cake, and I teach my children to bake too.
These are some of the things that make me feel at home. Bake bread, grow garlic, hang clothes. Keep a compost pile. It turns out that some of the things that made country living enjoyable for me weren’t contingent on living in the country. I plan to keep sharing these things in an occasional series. Kick your shoes off, and join me on my country girl in the city adventures!