Tuesday, March 12, 2013

there and back again...

findus when we got him, on my shoulder
hello everyone, thanks for staying around while i was gone. guess where i was? on the blog i have with my boyfriend, in my real life (figuring out the future), working, knitting, thinking and i also was on pinterest... come over and visit me some time, will you?

so many things happened since i was here last time. we got a tiny cat named findus (who is not so tiny anymore as you can see on the photos in this post), we had some rockets raining down on tel aviv, we decided to move to germany, have a small farm, marry and sooo many other things.

basically we started thinking about the future and talked about the way we want to live, work and be together. very soon we discovered that the way we live now is not what we want. what we want is much more down to earth, back to the basics/nature and a lot more self sustaining.

r. had this dream of living on a farm and if i think back to when i was a kid: i always wanted my own little farm (and to be a circus acrobat... well...) so that seemed something that fit both of us.

the whole thing started with the thought of buying a house. here in israel that is almost impossible as the prices are way over the top and much more expensive than in europe.
so we checked in germany and found houses (more like small farms with about 4000m² of land) for amazing prices. of course they need some work, some more than others, but then we also want to work on them to make it our own.
we started looking into permaculture and natural farming methods, discovered sepp holzer, mr. fukuoka, bill mollison, comunity gardens, food co-ops and so much more.
what do you want?
so we decided to start learning about agriculture/permaculture in germany, buy a farm and to make our lives more sustainable and self sufficient. we want to be closer to nature, know where our food comes from and have animals around us. bake our own bread, make noodles, cheese, candles, clothes, furniture and everything else (as far as possible of course and in tini tiny steps).
findus in his favorite spot
have you thought about what you want from life lately? have you checked if your goals that you made a long time ago are still valid for you? i found that mine change slightly all the time and that it is good to think about them once in a while to make sure i am still on track...

1 comment:

ruitfarm said...

Glad to see you are back. I remember life in Israel well (lived there for awhile in the mid-70s) and miss it in many ways. I am here in the US, in Maine, and my husband and I have finally been able to do what we wanted to do for so many years, try to create a small, sustainable farm. Good for you that you are starting this while you are young! I hope you keep sharing your life on the blog.