Okay - today, we started Stage One of Changing Our Lives.
Well, kinda! LOL
One of the things I want to do is have our own veggie garden. The health benefits are fabulous and the learning is a great home schooling source and it lines up with our getting back to a simpler way of life.
I DO have to be careful - if I overdo it, then we are screwed for AGES while I heal. So, with that in mind we started with a little garden.
We recently bought the kids some (very) cheap tools and gloves as well as myself and we ALL got stuck in today!! Even Dragonett Lad!! By the end, we had a weed (and anything else that was struggling to survive in there) free garden!!
Now, I am going to 'rest' it for a few weeks - just to see what pops up now that we have wiped the face of it clean :P
I DID have "GREAT PLANS" for it all, but realised quite quickly that it is NOT a fabulous place for those plants (part sunny, mostly shady), so back to the drawing board.
Worse comes to worse, it will be my new herb garden and I will have to think of somewhere else to plant my other veggies.
Oh, Edited to add - I meant to show that our friendly neighbourhood Phascolarctos cinereus is back!! Again, just sitting in our driveway, narrowly avoiding being squished. But we are glad to see that He/She is safe!