Yesterday i listened to an you-tube video of an interview with Peter Wohlleben.
He talks about how trees communicate with eachother. In the interview someone asks, what can i do for the forest? And he clearly says something like " by using less natural resources".
Why is that so hard to say, or not being said very often?
Here this morning on the radio it is 'Climate Change' again, we apparently have our own Yukon example now, Kluane Lake. No we don't need to dig out the lake to make it deeper ( it's for real, a yukon politician is suggesting this) And YES (to another politician), we need government regulation and incentives. But i keep thinking
-We need to use LESS-
Not so simple.
Today and tomorrow i will drive the 100 km into town, with a jeep, that uses lots of gas. After my Jetta broke down, we opted not to buy an even smaller car (more efficient), but I use the old Jeep, that we already own. Do i need to drive twice this week?
It is all those decisions
and ENJOY MORE
I think that is the essence.
Looking at what I do ( what resources I use) and look at the intention behind it. And keep it up till it becomes a habit....And i have found often my body will crave that new habit, in a good way.
Can I reach my goals in a simpler way, using less?
And actually get more out of it.
Often i do get more out of it.
Staying close to home for my walk
They actually bloom close to my home. In the last few days I found two locations that i did not even know about.
This gives me great JOY:)
and do you see these horsetails beside it, they apparently make a nice meal, i did not try them yet.
and i recently read a good rule for harvesting in the wild
take 1 leave 20
Collecting spruce tips at the moment i do not have to worry about that, there are millions around here.
I dry them for winter use
and use them sparingly in stir-fries
i will add one or two cooking rubarb
ha! Intention: to eat healthy, what grows right in my back yard, for free in a natural way, and to think of Peter Wohlleben, I am sure i keep the spruce trees happy. They love being nibbled on, i am sure.