Well, I wanted to run an experiment and see if I could journal a little bit every day about the progress on the land here and what’s happening. Plus, I have so many projects in the mix these days! Last week I moved my picnic tables around a little bit, and hung up some solar powered fairy lights to go along with it, and made this quick little birch light stand in the process. I’ve become more handy lately with the drill, having so much fun getting to use it for various projects and get sh*t done! I’m sort of creating a kids zone, plus outdoor eating zone with the tables like this. My kids swings-set desperately needs an upgrade really soon, the logs have been rotting for some time. Hopefully that’ll be coming down the pipe in the month of May! I managed to clean out the play sandbox and made it much more welcoming to my youngest, Sunny (removed the weeds and potential ant piles, any broken toys from years past, etc).
Ticks. Nobody likes them. People ask us constantly what do we use for tick repellent. Honestly we haven't used anything. Our method is checking our bodies multiple times a day and being aware of tiny things crawling on our bodies. Frank and I have both experienced waking up from a deep sleep to a tick crawling across us and woke up in the middle of the night to see it.
I have been thinking about writing this post for quite a while! I'm excited I had an opportunity while in the flow of writing to get it out. I'm a long time user of organic clothing, sustainable products, eco and rechargeable items for over 12 years now. I've also been living off-grid on solar power for close to 6 years now. You might say I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to my gear. I've been traveling alone and with children since I was a teenager, and I've definitely refined things over the years! I like keeping things organized and accessible, there's just no time for frantically searching for things while running into a store or chasing after kids in airports.
When your neighbor says "come on over and harvest as much St. John's Wort as you want!"
Even though I have been wild harvesting this herb here and there on the land, I had to jump on this opportunity.
I love our adventure days with my family. We live in the Midcoast Maine area and there are so many wonderful things to do, see, and eat within a short distance - perfect for a daytime jaunt. Working from home, we find the need to sometimes get out, see a different landscape, eat different things, and see people. We find that it allows for a wonderful energy reset and new inspiration to flow in.