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Living Large at the Micro-Farm

new garden

One of the expansions I hinted at last week is ready for unveiling: Ta-da! Here’s my new garden-to-be!

I am thrilled about the space- 3/4 acre- though it takes a little over 20 minutes for me to get there. The saving grace is that I drive a greasecar which runs on waste vegetable oil from restaurants, so I don’t have to worry about the price of gas (and emissions-wise, greasecars are considered “carbon neutral” because the carbon dioxide absorbed by the plants grown to generate the vegetable oil exceeds the carbon dioxide released when the oil is burned).

Though originally very hesitant to garden off-site, I have come to embrace the idea. I worked my butt off this year trying to grow as much herbs and veggies as I could, and was sorely disappointed to learn my limitations the hard way. Space being the biggest limit (my house sits on 1/5th acre), sunshine the next.

This new spot is wide open old farmland. It’s so exciting to imagine what it will look like next year! I’ll have lots more herbs for my bodycare, moving me closer to my goal of self-sustainability, plus tons and tons of veggies!

Well, I will if all goes well. Wish me luck and good weather!

6 thoughts on “Living Large at the Micro-Farm

  1. Woo Hoo! Congratulations Sheri!!! I look forward to your herb farm updates!

    1. Thank you so much Becki! We’re a little nervous, but very excited 🙂

  2. So exciting!!! You know I am thrilled and happy for you and doing cartwheels around my office. Much happiness and success for the coming year!

    PS I have been thinking about getting a greasecar myself. Just for small trips and stuff.

    1. I’m cartwheelin’ with ya, Melissa! Thanks for the well-wishes! And good luck with the greasecar! They are totally worth it, though it can be a bit competitive getting your grease source.

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