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Tricia
Hunter Valley, Australia
Learning to live better with less
Interests: simple living, sustainable living, conservation
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I recently enjoyed a meal that I had been planning for months. A meal made from ethical, frugal and sustainable meat that would have otherwise gone to waste. The slow-cooked stew was nourishing, delicious and proudly served to my family. The key ingredient? Roadkill kangaroo. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at little eco footprints
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I like the sound of your walk Christie. I hope youve since made time for another (and another). Likewise, love to you all. x
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I can imagine your frustration at having TV sets playing when you are out for dinner. That is strange - and thankfully something I havent encountered. Thank you for including my post in your joyful reads. Im off to see what else you found joyful. T x
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Thank you Connie. I only recently came across the term contaminated time when I read Brigids book. The concept really resonated with me. I can see now that ALL my time as contaminated. Have a great week. T
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I imagine there are many of us Sasha that are far too overwhelmed. Ive slowly been unsubscribing from notifications as well and finally took the time to work how to stop my phone from beeping every time an email comes in. It makes such a difference doesnt it. Yes - the evil multi-tasking. Ive been trying to minimise that too. Likewise - Ive only just discovered your blog and can relate to much of what you write. Looks like we are on a similar journey. T x
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We recently had a week where everything went wrong. The washing machine broke, our hot water system died, we ran out of gas, and to top it all off we ran out of water. A few years back, each one of these events alone would have been enough to leave me panicking. But this time was different. It seems living in a shed last year toughened us. I suspect that we are all a little tougher than we think we are – and realising that is a powerful thing. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at little eco footprints
Sounds like your holidays were wonderful Teresa. I like to think moments/weeks like that make up for the other times when Im distracted and overwhelmed. I call it love bombing. Thank you for your well wishes. Im getting there slowly.
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Yes - more hours would be lovely Renee - but I think you are right - wed probably fill them up and it would make no difference. Ive been noticing a similar theme in your writing (and listed two of your recent posts on my inspiring reads page). Well get there one day ;-) x
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I can relate Zena. Being on top of things makes me happy - but I need to accept that thats never going to happen. Enjoy that walk around the lake. The laundry can wait ;-)
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Thank you Kate - yes the universe works in mysterious ways. Despite the pain and frustration - Im grateful for the opportunity to have been forced to slow down. Now I just need to make sure I make some changes so that I can slow down without being forced to ;-)
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Yes - the digital world offers so many opportunities - but can also detract from real life opportunities if we let it. Thanks for taking the time to comment David.
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Good luck with starting work again Stacey. I hope you find some balance and manage to integrate work easily into your new perspective. I love that the year off helped you grow and connect with your family. I started back at work today after 2 and a half weeks off - so can sort of relate. At the moment Im trying to focus on not letting other peoples expectations of my time overwhelm me. Thanks for taking the time to share.
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We are faced with endless distractions and information overload, and are constantly connected to our digital devices. This continuous connection, and distraction, is one of the major contributors to an epidemic of "overwhelm". Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, provides a well-researched overview of the causes and consequences of overwhelm. One of the culprits is what time-use researchers call "contaminated time". I share one of my solutions to creating time free from contamination. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at little eco footprints
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We are very lucky Bek - although the grass is always greener elsewhere. I tend to do most of my roadside shopping when travelling to other regions. Roadside potatoes would be nice ;-)
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I love pantry pampering. I wash my face with honey, soak in porridge and wash my hair with bi-carb soda. Every now and then I make a hair treatment or face mask with various combinations of egg, honey, olive oil, lemon, and yoghurt. Pumpkin and ginger are the latest additions to my list of favourite pantry pampering produce. I'm sharing recipes for pumpkin and ginger DIY skin and hair care. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at little eco footprints
I love your idea of putting a little extra in the tin Kim. ill be doing that from now on. Thanks for the inspiration. x
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Its only early days for the directory Clare - so hopefully some stalls will be listed near you as the directory grows.
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Im the same with cash Teresa. Im trying to get in the habit of keeping a cash stash in the car.
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Yes - the failures are hard Clare. Wishing you lots of luck for your next chicken experiment.
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The terminology is new to me too Zena. I had fun using it as a learning experience for Little Eco - and me ;-)
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Thank you EJT. I am enjoying having the space for more chooks. Ten is our max - unless we get another/bigger chicken tractor. It is nice having this record of Little Eco growing up. Shes growing up very very quickly for me too ;-)
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Thanks Katie. The first couple of moments is especially amazing. Hopefully you get to experience it one day.
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Thats one lucky chicken Isis. Love this story! Although now you have me thinking I should have left the eggs that didnt hatch in the incubator for a few more days. Hopefully i didnt have a chicken hatch in the garbage bin :-(
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Oh - how sad. Grape jelly would have been nice. Fingers crossed you'll have more luck next year.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on The Great Grape Demise at Life With The Crew
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Farmer's gate roadside stalls are my favourite place to shop. Buying direct from the farmer is a great way to source local seasonal food. The produce is typically super fresh and costs far less than what you would pay elsewhere. Finding roadside stalls is now easier thanks to a new directory of Australian road stalls (roadstalls.com.au) Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at little eco footprints
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