"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

Friday, 18 May 2012


Please join me in welcoming Lindsey who lives on a 1/4 acre in the south of Seattle, Washington with her Husband (H), her Daughter (The Tot) and her menagerie of animals.
She is a marriage and family therapist by trade, and she vegetable gardens, makes soap, occasionally knits, cooks and bakes religiously in her spare time. She am devoted to living simply, living frugally, and living well. Partly out of necessity and also because like us, she feels it's the right thing to do.

Lindsey has two blogs: http://www.nwbackyardveggies.com/ and http://www.wholetthebearout.com/ which is her soap making blog.  Like me, Lindsey makes cold pressed soaps - too beautiful they are too :)  I have a long way to go before mine look as good as yours...

Thank you, Lindsey, for hitting the follow button.  I reply to all comments (even those placed on old postings), but given the size of this wonderful planet, and the different time zones, it may not be today by your time, but will certainly be by tomorrow.  And, once we are on the farm, and given our slow internet connection, it may take a little longer...LOL