“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

We Are What We Wear

 I am sure, by now, you have figured out that I have a real bug-a-boo about plastic.  We have tried to wipe it out of our lives wherever possible, and quite often pick items at the grocery store based upon their packaging.   A lot of thought goes into re-stocking our pantry and doing so requires us to shop at several different grocery stores.  One carries mustard and ketchup in a glass jar, while another has a better selection of organic produce, etc.  We stay organized with a shared list on our phones based upon what we get at which store - and we keep plenty in stock to minimize the amount of trips we have to make.

 I know... life can be so complicated.  It's the price of trying to be as conscientious a consumer as possible.

We've talked a lot about sustainability with regards to food.  Today I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart - clothing.  Yes, I love clothes.  To me, clothes are not just a utilitarian necessity, but they are also an outward reflection of one's personality.    They are a form of self-expression.  Even a minimalist wardrobe is an expression of a mindset.

Although I could easily live with a minimalist wardrobe - to me, life would not...

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