Justa Mere Simple Life
by Narde Banks
(Lake Region, NH, USA)
After working like a crazy woman and not getting anywhere or anything but sick and tired and sad, I quit it all. I spent the last year learning or I should say re-learning how to live a simplified lifestyle again. These are things I have done so far and hope to encourage others to join me for the pure joy of it.
I sheared $2184.00 off our annual expenses by bundling our home and auto insurances and by making instead of buying our dogs treats. They love these new treats nearly as much as we love the two of them. They are so simple and inexpensive to make which saved us nearly 30.00 a week in treats alone and they're healthier too!
I guess at 54 this is where I am starting again from scratch.
We have since added a few square-foot gardens and trenches to plant up. We live in Zone 5, and it is a bit slow due to the excess rain we have gotten in May this year, but it is a learning year for us and we will indeed do that. I have been trying to make that No-knead bread successfully now for a while. Today it is done. What a beautiful thing she is and soooo delish. The bread savings alone will add up to $550.00 a year savings.
I have yet to determine the savings we hope to receive from our gardens this year. I will be adding this to our blog and web page soon.
I have an interest in adding ducks, a couple, I think? Though I am still in the thinking about it stage. We have two yellow labs as I mentioned and we are not sure Morgan and Bella would be so delighted to welcome feathered friends to the mix. They are sweethearts, but that may be asking a lot.
If anyone has any input about this I would love to hear from you. I also want to learn about Beekeeping. Well, that is all for now. I included a few pictures to share with you.
If anyone reads this, thanks. I look forward to getting to know others with similar interests.
Narde~Banks...Bee Friendly Farm~