My gardens are green, the grass is green. The hills are green. The paddocks all around us are green
The little house we live in is an icky pale green that has to go and one day it will....
But me? I don't think I'm as green as I want to be. I am having trouble reconciling my saving the world ideals with wanting to drive the van and go off exploring...for no good reason 'cept I want to see a bit of the country side before I leave this mortal world...Not that I have any plans to leave this mortal world but sometimes it's not up to us is it. And maybe I'll get to leave this mortal world sooner if I am out on the roads more....But the main issue is with the petrol usage. In the vans case it is diesel but it's all the same thing really.
And I have been baking but then throwing the food to the chooks because hubby goes away and if it is left here I know I will eat it. Most of the pastry from a rustic apple pie last week. Wasting food isn't green. I make it because sometimes he feels like something sweetish but then he goes off to work or he doesn't want it again. And No! it's not that I am a lousy cook. It's that he doesn't eat much and not just for the sake of it or because something is there like I do.
I am using more plastic because I am getting mighty peeved with cleaning up the glass things that I drop. Plastic is not green. It is recycled so that's a point in my favour...but I think glass is better.
I am keeping the fire burning all day because it is easier for me than chopping chips and relighting it after a day outside. If I would get more organised I could work this one out. What I need to do is spend some time getting a weeks worth of small wood and chips/kindling chopped. It's not like it is hard to light the fire more that I can't do the chopping thing sometimes so getting a supply when I can...that's what needs to be done. Daughter L offered to chop some for me the other day but I was feeling pretty good then so said no. This morning...not so good. It's going to be another nice day here though so I will spend some time wandering around out the back and pick up all the sticks that have fallen from the trees. That will save chopping smaller stuff. Hubby would do it if I asked but I'd rather not. It makes me feel more useless when I need to rely on others for stuff that I can do if I time it right.
Some chooks are cackling...I am starting to get eggs again but we are still eating more meat. Is that ungreen too? We didn't buy the meat...but when he is home I think we do eat too much.
I think, to make me feel all good and greeny-like that I will make a vegie filled quiche and have it with freshly picked greens for lunch and tea. I'll give him some meat as well if he gets home. Gotta keep 'em happy somehow, right?
Now I'll go and put a load of washing in the twin tub machine then hang it out in the sun to dry...Sit out there in the sun with a coffee and watch the chooks for a bit....That will make me feel better about using the petrol mower later on...
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