Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Introducing ...

The Berry Patch is the home of Mr Berry, Mrs Berry and Miss Berry. I (Mrs Berry) have been thinking about starting a blog for a while now. I wanted somewhere to write my rambling thoughts and to document our journey towards a simple, sustainable family life.

I am not a great writer (or even a good one for that matter) and my English skills in general leave a lot to be desired. I hope that in writing regularly both of these will improve but until they do, please excuse my spelling and grammatical errors and my often plain descriptive language.

I am a stay at home mum (Miss Berry is 13 months). My job/career is to provide a loving and somewhat clean home for us all, to maintain our financial situation and ensure we are living within our means and are saving for our home. By not working outside the home I am able to save us a lot of money by cooking our meals and snacks, shopping for specials, mending and making our clothes, maintaining a vegie patch, minimising our utility bills and lead the family away from a consumer-driven life and towards a simple, sustainable future.

I enjoy being a 'homemaker'. I love walking in the front door in spring and smelling the bunch of roses I picked from our garden or looking at the quilts draped over the lounge that we use to keep warm on a winters night. The smell of freshly baked bread still warm from the oven and the feel of a handmade jumper are some of the things that I think make my house a home.

And speaking of somewhat clean ... I believe my housework is calling.


Linda said...

Hi. Your blog is lovely. I look forward to more posts.

Gail said...

What a delightful picture you paint with your words Emma. I love your life.

emma said...

Hi Linda,
It's great to have someone comment on my blog who isn't related! (Hi Gail).
Thanks for taking the time. I will head over to your blog soon.

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