Friday, May 2, 2008
i have recently been feeling sorry for myself and my lack of land. coveting the land around me, daydreams of being a sunflower farmer. i was really in a pit of selfishness on tues.- complaining to a friend even. that same day a friend of mine (who is an actual farmer) sent out a youtube video about a family in so-cal who live in l.a. and run a microfarm on a city lot. every square inch of their land is planted, and 85% of it is edible! what an inspiration! so now i have renewed vision and energy about being an urban homesteader. i've been out surveying spots for fruit trees, herb gardens, bigger veggie boxes, and a spot for goats. we'll see what transpires, but i am excited! and even more importantly i'm feeling content, grateful even, for what i DO have. what a waste of time (and energy) to wallow in self-pity.