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Zoubida Ayyadi
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  • Chateauguay, Quebec
  • Canada
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
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With husband Eric and 3 sons, renovating a 1855 farm house now sitting on only 11K square feet.
A bit about me:
I grew-up in a moroccan traditionnal family immigrants, with a "radical homemaker" mom (although she didn't know she was that at the time), in south of France. Dad worked hard as a crane operator. Mom gardened and took care of the 8 of us.
We were very much into the extractive economy traps in the first 10 years of our marriage with Eric. We are both professionnals (Eric is an industrial designer and I'm an executive assistant). We are slowly but steadily setting ourselves free from destructive and depressing paradigms to embrasse a new homebased, real comfort based life for ourselves and our 3 sons. First difficult step was to adjust in our subburban life without my salary (I resigned from a government position last year). Still working on the budget adjustment. I homeschool my youngest son since last September. My older sons didn't want to leave school (respectively 13 and 16 years old).
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
This week:
Tagine of beef shanks with potatoes, garlic, parsley, coriander and homemade moroccan preserved lemons.
All-american spaghetti sauce with much vegies and ground beef.
Homemade bread.
Currently reading:
Radical Homemakers (Shannon Hayes) and Designing and Maintaining Your Natural Landscape (Robert Kourik)
Currently listening to:
Simmering pot and Eric's hammering something in the garden.
My latest DIY project:
Cloth diapers for my expecting sister in France (my son is spending the summer there and will bring them in his luggages) and an other stash for my cousins in Morocco, whom I'll visit next November. Both stashes are in progress right now.
The latest finished DIY project was this morning. We made sturdy, permanent vertical structures for vining vegies (tomatoes, beans, squashes, melons, cukes) in the vegetable garden.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Via Yes Magazine
Web site I recommend:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/

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