Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Elizabeth's Forrest

Today marks the day of my first real blog post, and I am very excited! I've been putting this off for a couple weeks because I didn't know how to begin. How do I start a blog when I'm not even sure what I want it to be about? So I thought I would start by telling you why I even want a blog in the first place.

I want to blog for a couple of reasons, the first being that I am about to go through some big life changes and want a way to keep track of my experiences and share them with people who share my passions. This summer I am interning at a farm (I interned there last summer too) but this time, I am living out there with no electricity or running water, trying to make the most of everything I've got. There is a town near by so I can go charge my phone and use the internet (for blogging!) when I need to, but I'm going to be hand washing all my dishes and clothes, hauling my own water, storing food without a fridge and a million other things. And I am so excited! This will be a true test of my ability to kick my laziness in the butt and I can't wait! I have never had an experience like this one before and have spent the last four years living in Seattle, which is a tiny bit different from the farm life... There are so many things that I want to try when I'm out there and (hopefully) this blog will keep me accountable to try everything I would like and serve as a way to reflect on what works, what doesn't and how someone else (maybe you!) could do it better.

 Another reason for this blog is school. I am in the last stretch of college getting ever closer to graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies and moving into the "real world". Talk about scary! All I have left to do is finish an independent study course for which I am taking a free online permaculture design course, and a capstone project which will include my time spend working on the farm this summer. I am going to use this blog to tell you all the fascinating things that I am learning about permaculture, sustainability, farming and anything else that comes up.

So that is a pretty long winded way to tell you that I am going to blog about permaculture, growing food, eating and cooking food, sustainable lifestyles, and all kinds of diy stuff that will hopefully all be sustainable too :)

On a different note: I have the wonderful privilege of being sisters with Jane from The Pursuit of Poppiness who has been blogging for three years now. She has been very supportive of my new blog in many ways and I am so thankful for her! So in celebration of my first blog, she has invited me to her April Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Jane said...

I am SO excited that you are blogging and I can'e wait to read more about going green! :)

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