Have you ever sat there and wished you knew how to do something to be greener. Whether is be plant a garden, raise a farm, or even can your own foods? I have, the last time I attempted at a garden it died. I have a hard time keeping living things other than my family a live. This is true, I even managed to kill a mini rosebush. How? Good question, I guess it had something to do with our Southern heats and its lack of water. Yes, I am blaming it all on the heat.
A few weeks ago my husband and I was talking about possibly starting a mini bee farm, this way we would have some yummy fresh raw honey all the time, and the wax you can do countless things with, such as make crayons, candles, and even body products, and they would be all natural. With all the unneeded chemicals companies are putting into their products, and the pollution going into our air, it is smarter for both health, and environment purposes that we do all start being more green.
Have you ever had a fresh tomato vs a store tomato? The fresh one grown in a garden locally taste so much better. If we started purchasing locally we would see a big difference in our environment, thing about it the prices would come down, and we wouldn’t be needing to run all those trucks that bring in the food, and we would be helping out our own communities.
I was able to check out The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook: A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More. I learned so much, this book is a must have for those wanting to help our environment, and live a greener lifestyle. Not only will you learn to can some of your favorite foods like pickles, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, but you will also learn how to start a bee farm, how to raise farm animals, and even how to make a tree-house.
Abigail R. Gehring, did an amazing job at putting this book together to help all of us wanting to live a greener life, but not knowing where to start. My husband was extremely excited when I showed him the beekeeper section of the book, and how it shows you how to make your beehives.
Maybe next year when I do a garden with the help of Abigail I can make it grow, and then I can use her assistance in canning all the products we use daily.
Do you currently live a green lifestyle, or are you like me and need some guidance?