Farm where you are....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Planting with purpose


I realized that one thing that holiday retail has capitalized on is the ability to charge us from what really comes for free from Mother Nature. I know if someone doesn't have  a yard, it's  a necessary evil. I have no excuse.

   They don't think twice about charging $10 for a small bundle of boxwood branches.

 Or $8 for  a bag of pine cones.
They know they have you.

 I am taking this winter to look around my yard and what I like to decorate with, and make notes of all of the things I could plant to not only save money in the holidays, but make my own yard prettier, and greener.
 Pine trees, bushes, red berried plants, boxwood, more dogwoods.
While much of my vary is for fruits and veggies, there are yard places where I can't plant food that I could use.

So in a few years, I can also be independent in my choice to decorate naturally and green.

7 comments:

  1. Hi there, I love the photos and your philosophy. I also decorated with stuff collected from around my property.
    Trish xo

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  2. HELLO !! SO GLAD TO HAVE COME UPON YOUR SITE ....I TOO TRY AT BEST TO PRESERVE ALL OF GODS CREATION AND MAKE IT MY PERSONAL BUSINESS TO EDUCATE THOSE AROUND ME TO THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING LOCAL , ORGANIC AND SELF GROWN FOODS WHENEVER POSSIBLE ..... OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN LIVING THIS WAY FOR A VERY LONG TIME NOW AND REAP THE BENEFITS OURSELVES....MY HUSBAND AND I ARE HEALTHY AND EVER SO WISER BECAUSE OF OUR CHOICES ..... GOD BLESS KEEP IN TOUCH

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  3. Hi! Lovely Photos, love your decorating ideas too! xo Glad & Cel

    P.S. We have been trying to enlarge our photos on our blog, if you have time to explain how you got your photos the extra large size, we would so appreciate it. Blessings

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  4. Your phtooto;s look like a pro's! beautiful!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  5. So true! Love the purpose behind this blog...farm where you are! I have been learning to have a greener thumb this past two years and am realizing how much more I need to be growing instead of buying. It really is a great realization of appreciating the ability and freedom to do it yourself! My mom owns a florist and every Christmas cuts from our yard because we have so many greens she would usually buy from a wholesaler for quite a bit of money!

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