Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Earth Day...April 22, 2015!

Happy Earth Day!

Keeping the love inside until the temps stay warm. 

Update: Earth Day's weather was perfect! Started my Straw Bale Garden. I will be documenting my experience with this very neat way to garden. Especially for someone like me who has a bad back and not the greatest soil. This is a simple way to have a raised bed. 

I set up 3 bales cut sides up on cardboard in a sunny spot and watered them well. 

My Organic fertilizer should arrive just in time to apply and water in. Should be able to plant in a couple of weeks. I can't wait!

Have you any advice on gardening with straw bales? Please share! 

What are you doing for Earth Day?

Wishing Love, Peace, Health, and Wealth to ALL! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Forever Celery Plant

I like celery and buy it often. Did you know that you can easily regrow one from the root end of that bunch you just brought? I didn't either. I decided to give this a try since it sounded simple and easy. Started my celery the last week in March. This plant grows fast!

First you take the bottom end and put it in a bowl of water. I used a wine glass. 

In a couple of days you will see some tiny green leaves starting to emerged.

The outer edges will start to dry. That's OK. 

When it has a nice group of leaves it is ready to plant in a pot.

Just plant the whole plant and watch it really take off. 

I punched holes in the bottom of a coffee can for my pot. I keep this pot in a sunny window. However I may move it outside. There are 3 stalks up with another tiny one appearing in the middle. You can harvest the outer stalks as needed and it will continue to produce. 

 I call this my Forever Celery. There are other veggies that you can re-grow. I think I will try onions and lettuce next.   

Wishing Love, Peace, Health, and Wealth to ALL!

Friday, April 3, 2015

New Chapter in My LIfe

I am about to embark on a an exciting new (and fearful) chapter in my Life. I am nearing retirement and thought this would be the perfect time to start a new business. Since I am passionate about our precious environment and against using harmful and questionable chemicals my products are eco-friendly. 

My Homemade Clothes Soap as only 4 ingredients: Castile Soap, Washing Soda, Baking Soda, and H20

 An alternative to Plastic Wrap and Wax Paper: 100% Cotton covered with 100% Natural Palm Oil Wax: Works for short term storage of non-leaky food items

I am selling locally in the Metro Atlanta Area. You can find this year at the Farmers Market in Cartersville, Georgia. 

Like my facebook : Jean-Living Simple to keep up with my product line. 

Help Save the Environment and Save Money at the Same Time! 

Wishing Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth to ALL!  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Homegrown Revolution (Award winning short-film 2009)- The Urban Homestea...

This really is worth watching! 

Growing our own food would really give us more freedom. I grow what I can while working full-time but when I retire would love to have a garden and livestock on a slightly smaller scale. I refuse to buy GMO and buy Organic most of the time. So my grocery bill is high. 

This shows you that you can grow your own organic food and maybe enough to share or sell in your front yard and/or backyard. 

Love this quote so much that I have it above my front door...

"Be the Change you wish to see in this World."  Gandhi 

Wishing Peace, Love, Health and Wealth to All!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring to LIfe!

Feel this poem fits the first day of Spring and all new beginnings....

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. 
Life is beauty, admire it. 
Life is a dream, realize it. 
Life is a challenge, meet it. 
Life is a duty, complete it.Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it."

-- Mother Teresa

Male Red-wing Blackbird singing in Spring

Happy Spring and Happy Birthday to my wonderful son! 

Wishing Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth to ALL!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Change Is In The Air

For a long time I have thought about changing the name of my blog to something shorter. I was stumped until I added the link to my Pinterest page. 

So...hit me in the head with a wet noodle. They changed my Pinterest to "Jean-Simple Living". Like why didn't I think of that???

Living simple is my passion. My mission is to help others to live more on less so they can enjoy life more. 

Bobo birdwatching

Hope the change in my blog title doesn't confuse anyone. 

Wish Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth to ALL!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue

Yesterday ( 03/07/2015) a local nature preserve (The Pettit Preserve) hosted a Wildlife Rescue Do's and Don'ts event. The guest speaker was a lady from Atlanta's AWARE Wildlife Center .

She had a Barn Owl and a Barred Owl. They were injured and could not be released into the wild. 

We all learned that unless an animal is severely injured you should protect them for a short while. Let them be if they are babes and not hurt....since their mothers are usually close by. 

She also had a very sleepy full grown opossum. This opossum was found by someone who thought they were doing the right thing...feeding him dog food. Turns out this caused problems with bone development. Due to this the opossum is unable to thrive in the wild. 

A Box Turtle was run over by a lawn mower. This damaged her shell and she lost her back right foot. She can't thrive in the wild either. I learned that you should never pick-up a turtle by their shell. This could depress their lungs and they can suffocate. (Now I feel guilty as I did this as a child. However I didn't hold them for more than a few seconds.)

Go to Chattahoochee Nature Center to learn more about what to when faced with an injured wild animal or a problem with say woodpeckers pecking your wood siding or squirrels...etc in your attic. 

The weather was wonderful. A few photos around The Pettit Preserve. This preserve is beautiful!

Three Generations enjoying Nature

Son-In-Law and a tickled Granddaughter running down a hill

A lovely View....Love the Carvings in the Tree

Another beautiful View

Oldest Granddaughter being funny

Cool Bridge

Wishing Peace, Love, Health and Wealth to ALL!



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