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So I was meditating today... - Living Lightly
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raspberrytue
So I was meditating today...
Lately I've been climbing up the walls (figuratively) because I can't seem to get some time alone. The people in my house are always hanging around, (only one of them pays rent, so I'm irritated to begin with). I finally got some time to myself, about 15minutes. I unfortunately don't have any receipts of shopping for this week due to my brother and friend shopping, but so far so good on everything. I switched my deodorant to Tom's of Maine, as well as my soap. Produce has been *hell* to get. We finally switched out all of our old style bulbs to fluorescent bulbs.


I finally got to planting in my green house this morning (it's about 9:30 now, and I've been up since about 6). I think I'm going to clear out an area in there to meditate because no one bothers me while I'm in there, which IMHO is a godsend. I got my strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, orange tree, tomato vine, as well as my carrots and potatoes and things like that. The nice thing about gardening up here, is that it's such a long growing season with so much sun everything just springs right up.

I also changed all of the clocks in the house to Water Clocks ( http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/757e/ ) <--- I love the website, even though some of it is less then enviro-friendly, but a lot of it is soooo awesome.

Hope you guys are having an excellent day. ;)

Current Mood: relaxed relaxed
Current Music: The Space Between - Dave Matthews Band

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soulcatcher318 From: soulcatcher318 Date: March 2nd, 2007 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
That's awesome you have your own greenhouse!
I hope it works well for you.
Will this be your first season using it?
Can you yield a lot in Alaska so long as its kept warm enough in a green house?

I'm wagering you grow your plants organically, I mean, no pesticides and such? Just curious how that works out for you.


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From: raspberrytue Date: March 2nd, 2007 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)
This will be my second summer up here and my second summer using it. There are tooons of greenhouses up here, most I've ever seen (yet, I lived in Vegas before...and it was hot enough with out them :P). Anyway, Yep completely organic and another cool thing, is the area I live in has this like, potato patch that you can harvest your own out of that come like... eh September is when we pull them out.


100% Organic ;)
savagefreedom From: savagefreedom Date: March 3rd, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
One step at a time is about all you can do sometimes. I still haven't switched all of my bulbs to florescent. It's partially because I'm worried about the mercury used in them. I read in The Ecological Citizen that mercury mining is extremely dangerous and polluting. I'm not sure what the issue is with that these days. Also, when they do finally die, what is the mercury content left in them that just ends up in a landfill? I might just be thinking too much, but I'm always looking for better alternatives.
From: whatnow73 Date: March 5th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice blog, it's quite inspiring. :) The Water Clock looks mad!
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