Thursday, October 4, 2007

In the beginning

So I guess to start off I'll let you know a little bit about me. My name is Stephanie, I'm 29 and as my intro states, I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life. I'm a pagan and open about it. I do know a few things that I do want. I want to live a greener, more simple life. I am very interested in the homesteading movements and permaculture and wish to learn a lot more about them. I live in a double wide trailer that is all electric and I want to make us as "green" as possible. I am blessed that my family and roomies are pretty cool with this and also we have one of the biggest lots in our trailer court and a landlord that has no problem with me putting in a garden. I'm fairly new to so bear with me and by all means feel free to comment with pointers, problem solvers and recipies :)


Phelan said...

Welcome to blogger, and welcome to the lifestyle! It is not an easy one, but if you are set on doing it, you will be fine.

ok, youhave me curious. What are they saying about me over on INEBG?

I will add you to my blogroll as soon as I get a mouse :D

Going green in Southern Illinois said...

All good.... I was asking how to go about making the mobile home more green and if there were any americans on the board.

vonne said...

Hey! Welcome! I'm not a blogger, but I'm a homesteader, for 20 years. 100% organic, no debt and we grow 80% of our food.
And we hope to be off grid very soon.
We started out living and working in the city with a little backyard garden, using no chemicals. From the very beginning, we kept our eyes on the prize... Land, independence, sustainable living.
We lived frugally, saved every dime, eventually bought our homestead, had it paid for in 10 years. We have one credit card, no balance.
If there was only one piece of advice I could offer you, it would be, Stay Out Of Debt as much as possible. Only buy needs, not WANTS. Pay cash.
Check out a blog called Down To Earth - she's in Australia, but she's very knowledgable. Also, Backwoods Home Magazine. And Jackie Clay's blog. You can find her on the BWH site.
Good luck!