I'm writing two blog posts today - for a very special reason.
Wow - I'm completely blown away.
A few weeks ago I entered a blogger give-away. Kirsten, of Sustainable Suburbia wrote to me to tell me that my name had been drawn from the hat.
I was very excited to be the winner, but was worried that it would cost Kirsten too much to post it to me all the way from Aussie. She replied: "Don't worry about the
postage Dani. I said anywhere in the world, and I meant it - I just figured if
the postage was too much I'd buy another copy on the book depository (free
postage world wide), and give the copy I have to someone here in my local urban
homesteaders group. :)"
And Kirsten did just that.
I am speechless. I have just received a brand new copy of "One Magic Square" by Lolo Holbein, and it looks absolutely terrific! Jam packed with brilliantidea's, companion planting hints and even recipes. Even a chapter entitled "Soil Secrets".
So - if you will all give me a little time to get my hungry eyes between the pages - I feel a well-deserved book review coming on :)
Thanks again, Kirsten. Thank you very much. I feel very honoured and privileged. I'm taking it to the farm with me tomorrow - and it is going to have pride of place on my bedside table.
"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003