Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Linton, IN
Bikes: 1977 Bridgestone Kabuki Super Speed; 1979 Raleigh Professional; 1983 Raleigh Rapide mixte; 1974 Peugeot UO-8; 1993 Univega Activa Trail; 1972 Raleigh Sports; 1967 Phillips; 1981 Schwinn World Tourist; 1976 Schwinn LeTour mixte; 1964 Western Flyer
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I think all those years living in Broad Ripple...
Have finally washed off on me...
Back in the day when I lived there, I never really embraced the "indie" hippie ideals or culture, but now that I'm living in the country, I've started on the path, and it's quite weird.
I've started buying only natural clothing - cotton, wool, etc. I actually found myself looking at plaid short sleeved button-down shirts at Goodwill...
I've started parking the car and biking everywhere
I don't remember the last time I bought anything from a "normal" grocery, preferring instead to buy at farmer's markets and butchers
I'm planning my garden for next year (first time I'll be able to have one) and plan to grow enough food so that I'll be completely self-sufficient for the next winter (with a supplement of 1/4 cow from a local farmer)
I'm taking steps to go as "off grid" as I can and to get all of my heat from either a pellet or wood stove, and to supplement my electric use with solar power.
And today...I just downloaded a Nickel Creek album.
Next thing you know, I'll be in dreadlocks again, wearing a burlap sack feeding chickens in my back yard...