Summer at Bealtaine Cottage.
The days are long and the simplest of good food is grown in easy ways…like this “Pick and Come Again,” lettuce in a slug-free hanging basket.
I have had lots of time to ponder the way of things in the world.
The strawberries, meantime, can take care of themselves…another hanging basket crop!
Preferring to spend time, especially summer-time, in the gardens allows me to think.
Understanding that the economy is not collapsing, but, that it has been collapsing for quite some time now, is essential to developing a plan of action.
Since 2008 when the preliminary financial shock-wave hit, people have felt the slide into financial chaos.
Ensuring a small sum of money is kept aside, at all times, for emergencies, means one is less vulnerable.
That noose around your neck will only keep tightening and there is no advantage in trying to keep up with one’s neighbours.
The likelihood is that they are deeper in debt than you!
Don’t go shopping with a credit card in your wallet…use cash only!
What if you are at rock bottom and have no money?
Tax free, organically grown, healthy food, growing as close to your home as possible, means more money in your pocket and better health!
Rent an allotment.
Prepare for loss of regular income by becoming as diverse as is possible in terms of income.
For example, whatever you are good at can be turned into a micro business or even skill-swap scheme.
Creating abundance and generosity around you will ensure the same will be returned.
Finally, let me just say this…
Well, ponder on this…THERE IS NO AWAY!
We live on one very small planet.
What we do, we do to the planet and all it’s inhabitants.
There is no “away!”
There is only today and what we choose to do.
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