I was recently reading an article about a couple that had moved to a small farm and the term 'slow living' was frequently used. As I gently return to the rhythm of our everyday lives and our little farm I have been thinking about this term 'slow living'.
What does this mean to me? Slow Living.
Wikipedia says, "a lifestyle emphasising slower approaches to aspects of everyday life".
Here are my thoughts.
Since moving to our farm and having the opportunity to have a closer connection to the land, the seasons and our food, I have made so many changes to our every day lives. I plan what seasonal vegetables we are going to eat (the season before), this of course then dictates our daily meals. I keep a closed loop on the farm as best I can, I compost as much as possible, I ferment, pickle, preserve, freeze, I save seeds, I recycle, I collect poo, grass clippings, fallen leaves, branches, and any other organic matter, I attempt to knit, sew and create (although I completely suck at all these things!), I bake, I stew, I bottle, I water, I clean, I feed, I build, I fix, I mend. So if the description, 'a lifestyle emphasising slower approaches to aspects of everyday life' means these aspects I would have to say "SLOW!!??" There's nothing slow going on here. I have never been so BUSY! But I am so HAPPY!
So I have decided that the term 'Slow Living' should be changed to ' My Happy Living'.
What do you think?
(I am going to use #myhappyliving over on Instagram when I am sharing the little things that are examples of My Happy Living. Please join in and share your #myhappyliving with me.)