There has been some question as to why there are two different names floating around. I am Single Sustainable Mom and my farm name is Enchanted Farmstead. It really is that simple. I use SSM for Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. For farm business I use the farm name.
Single Sustainable Mom
I have spent the last few years establishing an online presence as SSM. I talk about family life, farming, work, basically my entire life. The trials and tribulations of being a single mom, trying to be eco-friendly, and life as an adventure. I am a mom, nurse, farmer, crafter, and so much more. I want to inspire other people to look at life as a journey, adventure. I want people to realize that no matter the cards you are dealt you can always discard and pick up new cards and take off with it. That is Single Sustainable Mom.
I own the farm. It is not a person but a place, my home. It is part of the lifestyle of sustainability that I am creating for my family. I am creating a home that is a sanctuary, a life that I do not need a vacation from. The end goal is that the land pays for itself by providing most of what my family needs. Whether it be food or products to sell. It is a business, escape from the world, and a place of peace all rolled into one.
Light, Love, and Peace
What makes my stuff different?
Probably not much. I know you can scour the web for various worksheets and information. Usually going through tons of different places to look. My goal is to build a comprehensive collection of sheets for my fans to download for FREE! Yep, everyone loves freebies. These worksheets are coming at you in easy to download and print PDF format. I believe in being able to make my own family planner. Definitely a discussion for another time.
Where can you find these little nuggets?
Well that would be on the new resources page. There are currently two sections of reference there. One is going to be all link resources. I will list reference books and other items as time goes on. But for now these worksheets will have to do. They should all be simple and easy to understand but if you have any questions please feel free to ask them here or on Facebook or Twitter.
Why am I doing this?
Well because I have always found resources helpful in getting my shit together and keeping it together. It at least gives me the appearance of being organized and on top of my game. It works most of the time, there is no perfect system but I think I am getting pretty close. I will have to work on getting more organized if I am going to work full time at the hospital and run a small farm. Luckily I have help with all of that.
Looking to keep poultry in town? Here is an example of our local code that says yes, we can keep chickens within certain limits, such as keep your chicken house clean. It even says that pygmy goats would be permitted as pets. So are you allowed to milk pets to keep them healthy? Hhmmm…something my urban and town living friends need to look at. I just wish we could do it in our apartment complex!
While most of us would like to do what we want but when you live in town or a city it doesn’t hurt to check out the local codes. Avoid becoming a news item because someone who doesn’t like gardening and such turns you in, become a news item for doing it according to code or working to change code so that everyone can enjoy gardens and such.
|Time to plan next year’s garden!
It is that time of year for me, I am going through my left over and saved seeds (not many this year) so I can plan my garden next year. I have a ton of heirloom and old fashioned plants to grow for next year but I can’t help myself. I have started making a wish list for next year already. I tend to order from a variety of places. A few of my favorite companies are:
I am also very big on getting together with friends and neighbors to trade seeds. I think I might be able to start a small seed exchange program for this spring, I need to assess what I have and what I can purchase.
What are your favorite seed companies?
Light, Love and Peace!