My goal here is to turn people on to the idea that most things that are good for your wallet are also good for your world. That doing things more simply like home cooking and other trappings of domesticity aren't nearly as difficult as people believe and that sometimes we just need a little inspiration to remind us of things that used to be common cent$. I will chronicle my search for a balance between financial and ecological sustainability. More than ever, we need to tighten our wads and some of the things we would love to do to live a "greener" life are not always within our economic grasp. But we can offset the environmentally unfriendly choices that we are sometimes forced to live with by cutting cost and waste in other areas of our daily lives. So join us as we journey towards a greater understanding of our place within our environment and it's place within our budget. Any of my wisdom is purely annecdotal, and I will readily share my failures as well as successes. So what you'll get here is hopefully a bit of edutainment in the form of ideas and tales from the seedy side of our up and coming homestead.