I guess you could call it “an attempt to live off the land”.

Recently I’ve been watching Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo. Considering it’s mostly about paranoid people who live in fear for the end of the world, it is really good. PS, not all of the people on it are as paranoid (or not at all) as others. It has inspired my brother to make a bug-out-bag or survival bag, which he is going to use in case of any survival situation (not just for when the “shiz hits the fan”). He is also going to camp out in the woods with his friend as a survival drill thing. I also want to make a survival bag, and I really want to go tent camping in the spring/summer and see how I do without any of today’s modern things. Also, I want to start reading Walden because I know that will motivate me even more. Often times I seriously think about moving out to the woods, or living in a car/van/camper and traveling. Although I really do want to do those things some day, I don’t know if I could do it permanently. Too many of my hobbies involve material things, like crafting, and collecting, and dolls. (I don’t think I could make a doll room in a camper XD) Anyway, those are just future plans/ dreams.

Currently, I am thinking about growing my own food. The fact that you can do that is amazing, and I would feel so good about eating healthy, and saving money, and maybe even making money, depending on how much food I grow. It sucks that we are renting so we can’t have a garden in the ground, but we have a deck and a porch where I can keep plenty of pots. Right now I am attempting to grow an avocado tree using the pit/seed from an avocado. It takes a while, but I really hope it works, even if it doesn’t produce fruit. Also, last night my sister and I picked wild onion grass from our front yard, which we are going to cook into tonight’s dinner.

I am really excited to get started. I am so low on money that it is ridiculous. I really need to start working so I can make money. However, I think I will be able to manage buying a few plants and pots and stuff. So yeah, that’s what I’ve been thinking about. I also am going to try to clean my house and room more, and I want to start writing my book more. It’s strange how I actually have been thinking about the story, and I want to write it, but I just run out of time in the day. Also, not that this has to do with anything, but last night’s Walking Dead really got me thinking.

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Birthday Photos

So for my birthday this year, all I wanted to do is go on a drive to take some pictures. And that is what we did! It was so much fun, and we came across some cool stuff, including a donkey and mule who came over to us while we were taking pictures. I wish, however, I had somewhere else to share these other than my blog. My mom suggested making prints to sell, which is a pretty good idea. Especially at the craft fair next fall, because it would be local people. I’m not including all the pictures because there are too many, and I tried uploading them yesterday, and it failed. Please enjoy them, and pleasssse let me know what you think!

PS:  I finally feel like I have some things I can put on my Portfolio page.

 

Waking Up Before I Fall Asleep

Sky like a bruise out my window,

Clock reads eleven pm.

Peace of night invades my empty room.

Vision of fuzz without glasses,

And without words that fill my head.

 

Few lights on at the tire place,

Down the road a bit, to the left,

Space between the window and blinds.

Three, I think, I remember,

But I didn’t count anyway.

 

Trees still against road silent,

Which whisper back and forth,

Whisper back and forth.

And a car approaches,

Several miles down the road,

In a tiny hum that you can only hear,

If you listen.