We are running late on Raw Earth Month, the big day is now tomorrow (for a variety of mundane reasons). I know Jane has already told you a little about what we’re up to, but here’s my take on the whole shebang. Lee
The Beach House is going full-on this June – July (24th – 24th), its:
!………………RAW EARTH MONTH……………….!
We are rather excited about the whole dreamt up project. It came like a bolt from the blue, we wanted to do another raw food month (because it makes you feel great and raw food is seriously interesting for the taste buds and from a nutritional point of view) so we took it to the next level, a huge step towards a more natural, peaceful lifestyle.
Raw Earth Month means:
– A raw/ vegan diet only
– No caffeine/ alcohol
– No consuming
(not buying anything other than staple food)
– No detergents/ unnatural chemicals
(i.e. toothpaste, washing up liquid, clothes washing detergent, shampoo, soap etc)
– Minimal use of electricity
(other than recharging computers, dehydrating, juicing, blending)
– Minimal car use
(other than going to work and shopping on the way back)
– 1 hour internet use per day
– No electric lights
(candles are allowed!)
– No washing machine
(we are hand washing clothes in the bath)
– Waste water to be recycled
(in the garden on our veg patch)
– Use as much organic produce as possible
(has been difficult this year with the wet, wet conditions)
– Forage as much as possible
(nettles, elderflower, hawthorn, wild herbs, red clover, dandelion)
– Composting all our waste and only buying packed produce when absolutely unavoidable.
Yoga, walking, meditation, gardening, playing music and smiling; definitely allowed.
We have loads of cool books to read about sustainability, organic/ biodynamic gardening, raw food, etc and are taking this month as a huge learning curve. Jane is really getting into herbal remedies and potion making, with wonderful results (elderflower champagne anyone!!!!!) We have both been super busy with work recently and are looking forward to this little window of peace.
Jane and I are also going to be making some music and this may appear on the BHK soon. We may sing about red clovers and rosemary, we may not!
We’d love to hear your experiences of a similar lifestyle/ project and any advice is very, very warmly appreciated.
All in all, we hope to live the life we want to live, free from the troublesome add-ons of the modern world and co-existing within it.
VIVA RAW EARTH!x
For more info on our Raw Earth Month, see here.
PS – I’ve no idea what we’ll do next year, maybe move into a cave or become wandering mendicants?!
A great and most positive post from you both. After that Ful Medames recipe you posted earlier I don’t doubt that you waited…I couldn’t resist that amazing looking dish and am going to have to get hold of some dried fava ASAP. Pity Steve is on his way home right now after our fortnightly shop. It would be worth the wait till next fortnight! Cheers for sharing your wonderful lives with us guys, we cold southerners need your lightness of spirit 🙂