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It's been quite some time since I've visited!!!

Last May, we relocated from SE MI to NW OH. For about the last year, we've been in an apartment. I haven't had a garden since the 2010 season now. I'm really missing it, especially the fresh herbs. I had planned on making a small container garden on the balcony, but I got busy, drug my feet, and next I knew, it was already mid-June! 

I know this heat and drought conditions have to be trying everyone's patience. My Dad planted the usual out on his farm, and despite the excessive heat and dryness, he has fared pretty well over there. I'm hoping to get some donations LOL 

I've been thinking a lot lately about exactly where I'd like to settle permanently. Part of me likes the convenience of apartment living- I can ride my bike to town from here, management is responsible for repairs, and we don't have to shovel snow or mow! But, there's a lot to be said for the idea of a small house on a quiet acre or two. I still like the idea of sustainable living, something that's difficult to achieve in the 'burbs. (Although I'd need some kind of internet connection!!! LOL) I especially enjoy looking a those tiny "Tumbleweed" houses. I think that's entirely do-able if one's willing to part with their  material goods (IE JUNK).

More and more I see just how much more complicated life is than it should or could be in general...

I'll be around ;)

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Comment by Carrie Seal-Stahl on July 28, 2012 at 3:58am

Oooh that is awesome!! Thanks for sharing :) Good ideas there.

Comment by Jennifer on July 27, 2012 at 9:10am

Hi, Carrie! Jennifer here; I'm the new flock tender helping out Cornelia. I just saw this story and found it pretty inspiring as a reminder that us apartment dwellers can still have ahhhhh-worthy gardens: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/garden/mini-urban-edens-in-the-ga...

Comment by Carrie Seal-Stahl on July 26, 2012 at 4:26pm

I've actually been scoping out the Tumbleweed "Bodega" with additional bedroom plan...

http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/products/bodega/

Comment by Cornelia on July 25, 2012 at 1:13pm

Hi Carrie - so great to see you back here!! I love reading your thoughts on simplifying life. I'm right there with you, though now, with a little on toddling around the house, the "stuff" has multiplied. I've been reading more and more about the benefits of quiet and simplicity when raising a child - that's the plan for us. And yes, those tiny houses sure are seductive!

We recently reviewed this book - you should check it out!

Again, great to see you 'round these parts again. Keep us posted. :)

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