I have decided to keep the blog with the same format. I think that it was Geoff’s comment in the last post that helped clear my mind. Making stuff at home is the ultimate expression of sustainable living, and if that has not been the journey I have been travelling on, then you must be reading the wrong blog. The comment was so well written I have decided to repeat it here. If you want to see other wise words of wisdom from Geoff, you can catch him over at Flood Street Farmlet. Cheers Geoff.
“I think the cheesemaking is the most important outward manifestation of green-ness. It’s a renewed profession for a post-peak, relocalised, greener world that you’ll have for life.
You seem to have achieved most of the major external things that can make your immediate environment greener, and now you appear to be making your way along a path of internal change showing us that we can go beyond being consumers of green things to become producers of green things.
We will only have overcome the problems with our current economic structure when we have the larger percentage of household consumption being of things produced within that household.
You’re promoting the household economy, just as it was in our (great-)grandparent’s times. This is one of the greatest political and social statements we can make.
Perhaps a sideline (extra obsession?!) in wine making might round out the enterprise lol.”
Thanks to everyone who commented. Sometimes I just need a sanity check, and what better place to get good honest feedback than my blog! Oh, BTW I made more Camembert and some Caerphilly yesterday. I am writing up the posts now!