As far as reading goes, I just received Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place in the mail a couple of days ago. I was really excited to get this book. I have talked about Sharon Astyk's other books before; Depletion and Abundance, A Nation of Farmers, and Independence Days. They are all amazing books that give you so much information about climate, what we can do to help ourselves and those around us - definitely great reads. But, this new book, was one I was especially looking forward to.
It seems like I can read all kinds of wonderful stories of people who are making a life for themselves on a large parcel of land, with all kinds of beautiful gardens and animals. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately!), I don't have that at this point in time. So this book is all about making what you have already work for you. And that is what I am excited about. Figuring out the resources I have available to me. For a long time I was always waiting for "the next big thing," but for the past year or so I have realized that I can't keep waiting for the next thing. Hence getting chickens in the spring, and deciding to really do up our garden even though we live on 1/4 of an acre.
I haven't gotten past the introduction, and I know that I will probably have to wait until the Christmas craziness dies down, but definitely looking forward to reading this book!
Joining Ginny and her yarn along, Encourage One Another, Your Green Resource