I think that I've discovered the source of the feelings I've been having lately; wouldn't you know it but there is a name for it!
'post-petroleum stress disorder' (aka Peak Oil Blues) and here I thought that I was just acting out my squirrel nature - anxiously find a tree/nest and stock it well :) At least I know that my response to all that is happening atm is within a 'normal range'.
Well to calm myself down a bit I am in the process of drawing up a list of what I need to focus on in the next six months. Have I ever mentioned that I am really big on making lists when I hit panic mode? To see it all there in black and white means that I can focus my energies productivly instead of being as scattered as I have been for the last couple of months. So here we go;
April - Dec 2009 Goals
Plant an edible tree every week found a huge kensington mango at a local nursery this morning for $29! It is now in a huge pot in my backyard
Get a water tank installed Just need to figure out where the hell to put it!
Look into getting a sun lizard
Get two garden planters from here
Build up the fertility of the soil at Wits End. I had a look at the soil under my straw mulch this morning and it is still so sandy. Time to really get moving on this as the soil is the key to my future growing needs.
Get chickens. Yeah, I know I said that they would be happening for Xmas but they just didn't happen :( This will also help with my soil fertility - think of all that lovely poo!
Eliminate grass from the back yard. There is still way too much grass there and after seeing the article in Notebook this month (thank you so much to Julie from towards sustainability for bringing this to my attention!) I am all inspired again.
The above are what is in my first little circle of things to do. In the next larger circle I have something equally important; keep connecting with like minded souls. Just as soil fertility is vital to my plants future, networks of friends walking the same path is vital to my communities future.
Some of you in WA are lurkers on my blog, please just drop me a line in the comments section and maybe come along and meet the evil plant buying alliance at the next WA seed swappers meet!
Now to the giveaway: Leave a comment if you would like to go into the draw to win one of two regifting gifts :)
Gift one: April's edition of Notebook which I only bought to read for the article :)
Gift two: Choosing Eden - the book Molly gifted to me and now I would like to pass it on again