Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Favourite Sites

Because I want to encourage you to spend as much time on the computer as I do, I thought I'd share my favourite blogs with you today. I've discovered a few new ones lately and just updated my list in the sidebar.

Here are the ones I've either subscribed to or check daily:

Diary of a Middle Aged Gardener

It's not that I can't just pick up the phone and talk to Rosa. I do that too, but I like to read her blog and see her perspective in pictures as well. Combining our two blogs, you might get a better idea of what I'm doing right now (If she's seeding, I'm likely to be doing it too, usually a week or two later because she leads me in all things gardening. If it's a snow day for her, it's a snow day for me, etc.)
The Greenhouse Diaries

Tamara is Rosa's sister. She's hilarious and creative. I don't travel or create videos or work as hard as she does or decorate as she does, so we don't share much. But she's entertaining and I admire what she does with/for her family and with the creative energy God gifted her with.
Deep Cover Day

And this is my sister. We don't communicate as often as we think about each other, and through our blogs I feel like we're a bit closer to knowing what's going on in each other's lives. She is also amusing and we think alot alike.
The Angry Turtle

This is also a relative (my nephew's wife on Yvon's side of the family) and I believe I met her once, although I don't remember doing so. I do feel like I know her now through her blog though. She is creative and crafty, a young mom of two kids. She has a great Christian perspective on life that I admire.
Dinner with Julie

This is what I'm going to try this year, but it will never be as amusing or pretty as Julie's dinners. I like that she likes simple foods too though, like kale, potatoes and chocolate chip cookies. She's one of those people who write honestly about life and you might hear me talk about her as if she's my friend. We're never met. I want to be able to cook like Julie.
Home Joys

This is a new one to me. Gina is a Mennonite woman in the US who seems to be travelling the same path as I am in terms of food, gardening and knowing your food sources. Like so many bloggers, she homeschools and lives in the country. I've been reading through her old posts as if it's a good book. She also brings religion into her posts so naturally.
An Avenue Homesteader

This is another new one. She doesn't post as often as I'd like, but when she does it seems relevant to me. She lives, gardens, cooks and shops in my city. She's motivated me to do some gardening on my big unused concrete driveway this year. Maybe potato bins or raised beds.
Down to Earth

I talk about Rhonda-Jean as if she's my friend too, but she is many steps ahead of me in terms of recycling and living simply. She lives life very deliberately and doesn't waste energy or money on things that are not important to her. She lives in Australia though, so our gardening is very different and therefore our "eat in season" foods are different as well. Far fewer lemons in my diet. Sigh. And if you like her, you'll like her peeps too. They run a forum that I can spend lots of time on.
And that's it. Those are the sites I go to most often for amusement, knowledge, recipes and links to similar sites and people. What are your favourites?

1 comment:

Coralee said...

thanks for the shout out, Evelyn. this has been a fun way to get to know you and I really enjoy your blog!