I am always being told that I have a dirty mind. This simply isn’t true – I just like to play on words – so when the title ‘getting re-rooted’ popped into my head I thought it was actually quite fitting for me.
Sorry to say – but this site isn’t about porn. Nor is it about grafting root stock (although I think this could be a potential subject). After looking at Google Analytics for my site, I can definitely say that some people land here looking for something far more exciting than my latest recipe or composting worms.
I started this blog in Nov 2009 while I am at home being occupied by a new infant. Rather than go stir crazy (like I did with the other babies) and feel a tad alienated – I decided to teach myself some new skills and make a few more things from scratch. This is a good occupation when your other ‘job’ sleeps for about 17 hours in the day.
I value living more sustainably, and doing more things from scratch. This realisation has dawned on me over the years, but you get busy with work, kids, fixing the house etc, and never really take this on a serious challenge – until now.
I have all of the trappings and conveniences of modern-day-life and yet somehow feel that they make you insecure about actually being able to do basic things for yourself (such a boil an egg). Some people have lost touch with so many basic skills that they are rendered useless (and even house plants become endangered).
I also feel more and more concerned about high level of consuming and waste we have in our modern-day lives. It doesn’t make much sense to me.
Every time I use a herb from my garden, or make something from scratch, I feel a sense of personal satisfaction. So I thought that I would delve into this a bit deeper, and write about what is practical for me, a modern day mum of three with a job and a mortgage and a backyard the size of postage stamp (ok, it’s a bit bigger than that, but not much).
About the author
I am the mother of three children, Conor (9) Jasmine (5) and Amber (8 months), and Tom (27 years) and lives in a small townhouse in Camberwell (Melbourne, Australia).
I have bachelor in Forest Science from Melbourne University, and works in the field of Knowledge Management at Medibank Private.
In my spare time, I do normal mum stuff, like to garden, love to cook, and love to eat!