Here is the answer to some of the questions asked yesterday. If you feel like asking me a question, just go over here and fill out the little form and I will try and get to them! I’ll keep answering questions this week. For each question you ask I’ll give you one entry in a giveaway for a code for a free photobook from Shutterfly! So here it goes. 🙂
Do you have any kids? ~ Kathy
No we don’t right now. We are in the process of becoming foster parents though and we are pretty excited about that!
Do you eat organic food? ~ Anon
Yes, we eat all organic/natural foods. Alot of it is grown in our own garden and most of the rest is ordering from our co-op. Another percentage I buy from discount grocery stores.
Do you consciously try to reduce your impact on the environment? If so, how? ~ Anon
I think that frugal living and environmentally friendly living can go hand in hand. For example, I plan on using cloth diapers as much as I can, therefore reducing my footprint. We also try and support eco-friendly companies when we can also by buying locally and buying from organic farmers. I’ve also been getting into the whole repurposing thing. 🙂
What is the hardest part about canning for you? ~ Marly
The time and temperature. My house does not have air conditioning and canning makes your house HOT. I avoid canning on those 90F days as much as possible but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Sometimes I get frusterated about the time it takes to make certain things too even though I know it’s worth it. For example I prefer to make a butter over jelly. Butter takes hours to cook vs jelly which doesn’t take too long.
I would love to see a more detailed daily/weekly schedule for you. And if you can let us know if you are able to really keep to it or if you just use it as a guideline. ~ Lena
Ok, I will try and not make this too long! Currently my daily schedule looks like this; I get up, check emails, work on posting for a few hours. If I’m lucky I will have time to clean up and shower before the hubby gets home and I make supper. Otherwise I pretty much just throw my hair up and work on everything else I need to get done. One day each week I do a baking day. I make all of the baked goods I will need for my weekly meal plan. When I have alot to get done I try and make a list. I love to check off things on a list, gives me a sense of accomplishment. Normally I do those kind of things in the afternoon after I’m done working on the site. I do try and keep a schedule like I talked about in THIS post and I have a printed schedule that I talked about HERE. No I don’t always stick to those schedules, especially right now since we are so busy with foster parenting classes and more.
What is the hardest thing for you about living “naturally”??? ~ Marly
The work it takes. There are days when I’m mixing up a batch of bread and I think, wow, I could just get this from the store instead of taking 2 hours to make it. But I know it’s worth it, and after I finish making something I always feel good about the results.
And last but not least….
How old are you? ~ Susan
Believe it or not…I’m 22. 🙂