Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Look What I Got at the Library

Creating a Cottage Garden in North America:



Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House



The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It



Does a person who does not have time to make the corrections needed on her other website have time for this? Does a person who does not have time to weed her vegetable garden have time for this? Does a person who does not have time to keep up with the laundry have time for this?

Of course not. But I can dream can't I?

11 comments:

Lily said...

Do you even have time to read them?!

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

ABSOLUTELY!! Dream!! Just having the books in your house will bring you fortune.

Heliodora said...

I have that Home Comforts book and I just love it. It's one of the best homemaking books ever written. At least you have time to get to the library!

Edward said...

Hello, Mary!
Just wanted you to know that we yet live!
I've lost the ability to respond on your comment section at work, so I dashed into the library to let you know I still keep up with the site, and havn't 'lost interest' or such like.
Maybe we'll meet over at the Cafeteria - I can still communicate there.
Anyway, love what you're doing still.
Praying for the bambina in the Philipines, and hope is well with you.
We are LOVING our new HUGE house (14 rooms, counting the 4 full baths with showers; 4 car garage and guest house make a courtyard).
Keeping it up takes all our time.
Hope to chat at ya' soon.
God bless you and yours.

M. Alexander said...

Edward! You're back!

Thanks for checking in and I'm so glad to hear that the family is doing well and happy in your new home.
God bless,
Mary

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

Hmph! Look how Mary ALWAYS responds to Edward (even if he abandons her!) and never to us little peons that are here to support her day after day!

Genevieve said...

I have the Self Sufficient Life -but am still totally reliant on the supermarket and the super stores! Aghhh!

Sanctus Belle said...

oh how I wish I had time to learn how to garden - Lord have mercy! I get the strong sense the time may come in our lifetimes where we'll need to garden in order to survive.

Madeline said...

Dear all;
I've discovered the secret to gardening. It's all about what you want to grow. Now, I, for example, have found that I have a unique talent for weeds and crab-grass (I can't get real grass to grow in my yard to save my life). So, I transplant any weed that strikes my fancy into my garden. One of the benefits is that many other weeds tend to spring up around the transplanted weed, spontaneously... Bonus! If I find any real flowers growing, I pity it's short-lived future, but otherwise leave it alone. It's not about working to grow the things you want... it's about wanting the things that grow. :oP

Hilaire said...

I can TOTALLY relate. I have the Self Sufficient Life book. I am going to start with some of the urban ideas until I get my farm. Wouldn't you love to go to Ireland for the little school Mr. Seymour set up? I think it would be so wonderful.

Edward said...

I didn't "abandon" her!
As I informed her, I lost the ability to get on to the comment section (except when I'm here at the library).
Besides, it only makes sense that she should show some recognition after I have been 'silent' (inadvertantly) for so long.
Refer to her post on "graciousness".
For that is what you are, Mary: very gracious.

And I HAVE been reading her every day, thank you very much.

Oh, and I think the correct spelling is "paeon". :)