CATCHING UP

Another Satisfied Customer

Hello Folks,I wanted to let you know that I received theGarden Hat that I had ordered and I simply love it! I intend on purchasing other items from you as 1) the hat demonstrates the quality of the items you carry, and 2) I really want to support Path to Freedom and all that you do to show others how to walk that Path. I have learned so much from your work and integrity and I truly admire all that you do. Thank you for all that you do!Many Regards,B WIdaho

Thank you BW for your positive, encouraging comments and most of all your support. We are very blessed & grateful.

Busy

I would have thought this week after Earth Day preparations there would have been time to down shift a notch. But instead, efforts and time have been spent in other aspects of urban homestead life. There’s now bees and 80 or so baby chicks to take care of, summer plantings, ongoing construction (if all goes well we’ll have an outdoor compost loo, gutters and rainwater collection system, grey water system in by summer) Of course, as with any project(s) it’s taking longer than we anticipated because life gets in the way. Jules, trying to do too much, injured his foot and has been in need of crutches for going on three weeks now. That’s been quite a setback in the forward movement of these projects.
In the pantry we are down to our last few jars of homegrown and homemade jams that we canned last summer and the fruit season can’t start soon enough for us!  

A fellow traveler sent us a two lovely handmade gifts that I have got to really post about, there’s more garden and chicken photos and so much more. Hopefully, by Monday I’ll have time to share more stories and pictures… stay tuned.

BOOKMARKS

Flight of the honeybees [LA Times]

Bees have been mysteriously disappearing en masse. Good riddance, you say? Not so. You just might miss nature’s little pollinators and the magic they work on the flowers and fruit in your backyard.
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Self-sufficiency on a balcony [SMH]

It’s not just the planet you’ll be saving when you grow your own fruit and vegetables, it’s your soul, writes Jackie French.The salad you ate for lunch yesterday may have used more fossil fuel than you used all week.
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Timeline: The Frightening Future of Earth [Live Science]

The international panel of scientists predicts the global average temperature could increase by 2 to 11 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100 and that sea levels could rise by up to 2 feet.Scientists have even speculated that a slight increase in Earth’s rotation rate could result, along with other changes. Glaciers, already receding, will disappear. Epic floods will hit some areas while intense drought will strike others. Humans will face widespread water shortages. Famine and disease will increase. Earth’s landscape will transform radically, with a quarter of plants and animals at risk of extinction.
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Shrink your carbon footprint [Times Online]

Fancy making yourself slimmer and fitter? Not your body, for once we’ll leave that alone, but your carbon footprint. In other words, the amount of carbon dioxide that all the difference aspects of your lifestyle, from the amount of energy you use in the home to the way you get to work, contribute to the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming.
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The end of garbage [CNN Money]

Can you imagine a world of zero waste? Cities and towns across the world – and a surprising number of companies – have adopted that goal, says Fortune’s Marc Gunther
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  1. Katie Schulz says:

    After reading your journal for over a year, I have finally come up with a question for you. I assume that you don’t use traditional flea collars or drops. So then how do you keep all of your animials from getting fleas?

  2. David says:

    I’ve heard of a rosemary tea that can be used to wash pets, but was used after fleas came. Could possibly be used for prevention. What does the forum have to say or Path to Freedom? http://www.easyhomeremedy.com/pet_care/flea_wash_for_pets.html