Tuesday, 6 December 2011
I've just received a Liebster Award from Dani at Eco-Footprint South Africa. Dani writes about homesteading in an arid climate, using green energy such as solar ovens and making low-impact and cost effective products at home. We've been following each other's blogs for about six months now and though I haven't told her yet I'm hoping to visit her the next time I'm in South Africa. Cheeky me ;)
A Liebster Award is given out by bloggers to other blogs that they enjoy reading. It's a great way to help readers find relevant links to new information and people as well as just being a bit of fun. As mentioned in a past post, it can be difficult to find quality material out on the blogosphere so little events like this can definitely make a difference.
The rules of the award are simple: once you receive it you must pass it on to five other blogs that you enjoy and also give a mention to the person who awarded you in the first place. For me it's difficult to choose just five but here are some of the many on my favourite blogs list.
In no particular order...
Potager Y @ Japan
Vegetable gardening in Japan... Lrong grows about 40 to 50 types of vegetables, and about 20 types of fruits in his potager-garden. It's interesting to see him growing such a mix of both western and Asian produce as well as have a peek into his unique gardening experience.
I originally found Luz.e.H's blog Wee Waldorf on Pinterest but by that time she'd stopped blogging on that site and started up another blog called Star Haus. Like me she enjoys making beauty products, home crafts, great food and spending time with her family.
Green Bean Chronicles
Self-described as urban homesteader, green mom, avid knitter, and one bad mother clucker. Her writing style is quite entertaining and as a Virgo I love her use of tidy lists ;)
Path to Self-Suficiency
Heiko and his wife live in Italy where they try to grow and forage for as much of their own food as possible. I've finally learned what Coltsfoot looks like thanks to his recent wild-food quiz :)
A blog I've recently come across and one whose subject matter is very close to my heart: modern home-making. The blogger Emily Matchar is also in the process of writing a book on the phenomena of modern, educated women reviving “lost” domestic arts.