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What’s your perfect life?

What’s your idea of the perfect lifestyle?

Mine is a mix of family, Bees, yoga, self sufficiency and friends.

I reckon if you get the balance good your bound to be happy.

If you had a choice to make your perfect life what would it be? What order would you place your priorities in?

We love to hear what makes others tick and that includes you so drop a comment and let us know.

To see how we spread our passion for life you can see us at The yoga Hippies place

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Call for assistance… HELP

Hello fellow WordPress crew. We have launched a patreon Page that will be posting videos, podcasts, some live, and blogs on YOGA, Bees & Beekeeping and self sufficient living in rural NSW.

” In case you’re wondering, patreon is a simple way to contribute to our videos, podcasts, blogs every month and get super cool, exclusive rewards in return! ”

For as little as $1 per month you get access to our patron only blogs and for as little as $5 per month you can access all our videos online.

Could I please ask you all to share this with other amazing people like you so that we can get this fabulous venture up and running.

You are have our gratitude and thanks for this awesome amount of help.

http://www.patreon.com/YogaHippy

Link to our Patreon Page.

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Goats for milking

Okay, so I thought I would have some milking goats by now but, as one thing leads to another they have had to wait.

We are completing our fencing for the paddock, yet to concrete their shed floor as we have discovered that they suffer from wet weather feet and over the summer months we have a high average rainfall so the ground can get a little boggy.

Once we have completed this and made sure that we have the necessary nutritional requirements needed over the winter we will get our beautiful milking goats 🐐.

The plan once we have these fabulous members of the family is quite simple. Milk for kids and us, make yummy feta cheese for the all important Greek salads and spinach and feta pies, lasagna etc and make some goats milk yogurt.

These products will be fantastic as they are already staples in our household, add these to the fantastic vegetable gardens that are growing we will have and amazing self sufficient year.yep these are our veggies 🌽 not just and upload pic from the web.

We grow everything we love to eat. Melons, peaches, mulberries, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, peas, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplants, chilli, piles of herbs etc ( basically I can’t remember the rest).

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002. Cool little creative -coffee hub

Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to find the perfect little place to take your family? Have you ever noticed that even the coolest looking coffee lounges, tea room and surfer dives aren’t that special once you hear the person behind the counter talk, that the energies aren’t what the surroundings portray? I have and that’s why I only review the ones that are as authentic as there decore promotes.

There are a lot of little dives out there that seem authentic, relaxed, visionary, alternative and family friendly but once you sit down, get comfy you start to realise that it’s not all the decorations paint it to be, it’s energy or the operators energy that just doesn’t match the stores initial vibe.

The little place I found today ( Liberty Providores -Urunga- ) has all that I love in a dive it had milk crate chairs outdoors where you could keep the rug rats entertained, there was fresh fruit and veggies for sale from local produces including honey sourced locally, coffee which is every parents saviour the usual cold drinks to keep the kids happy and then the best was pre-loved funky clothing, bags, incense, teas and a variety of other cool stuff to keep the parental happy and wanting to spend.

The lady that runs this little beauty is named Emily, her husband and her set it up about a year ago. Emily had a beautiful relaxed energy that portrayed the same energy as the store which was a very pleasant experience, Liberty Providores -Urunga- The store that has fruit, veg, coffee and is a creative hub. Drop in and have a coffee and relax.

The store was set up in a organised but energetic way that made you look but didn’t make you overwhelmed by products and produce it was smooth in its layout and styling.

Some of the fantastic stuff that was there I have NEVER seen elsewhere and was unique to her I totally loved the mandala painted river rocks that were bright, cheerful and just perfect for brightening the home and for the Yoga Hippies out there she had earth coloured hair wraps that had genuine feathers to wind or pin into your hair. I myself ended up indulging in two new vintage dresses, so sage and the wonderful Moondance incense that I haven’t been able to get elsewhere.

Personally I would highly recommend dropping in and having a coffee at this shop, meet Emily and enjoy the experience. It is on the old highway in Urunga NSW

I found this Facebook page for them and here is a lovely video to see the atmosphere.

https://www.facebook.com/libertyprovidores/videos/1543857229011758

Total Yoga Hippy award 🥇 for this amazing place 🙏

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Creating a self sufficient lifestyle.

Creating a self sufficient lifestyle is not as hard as people make out, in fact it is really simple you don’t have to go big just a simple pot with tomato 🍅 plant will do.

For us though we are doing self sufficient on a larger scale due to our own isolation which is our choice, a growing family and a need for delicious food that hasn’t had chemicals poured all over them.

Our gardens need to be full of The microorganisms that increase the soils nutrient levels which in turn increases our lovely produces delicious nutritional values. We don’t have water from towns so we don’t have the chlorine in the water 💦 this ensures that we know exactly what we are eating and enjoying.

We now have two tall vegetable gardens, two short vegetable gardens and then the extra ones we’ve made from old bridge girders. In these we have a mix of compost we’ve made ourselves out of decomposed bails of hay, chook poo layers, cow poo layers, hay and river dirt from well the river of cause. This mix grows us plenty of our favourite fruits and vegetables 🥒 that we enjoy, preserve and share with our neighbours and friends. What we don’t eat and share gets put into our little honey stall for people to pay what they feel it’s worth to them.

We find these arrangements really satisfying and we have the added benefits of having our children interested in growing, cooking and sharing.

We will share pictures from time to time of our growing gardens, chickens, food and of cause our yoga and Honey products that we are making as a family and hope you feel inspired to start a little bit of self sufficiency, yoga and healthy living for yourself and your family.

If you just wish to live vicariously through us you can sponsor a bee hive, buy a plant, help raise funds for more gardens, or enjoy donating to the chooks food bill.

Enjoy the fun with us on the journey of The Yoga Hippy, Honey man, self sufficient lifestyle and fabulous nutritional food that we share as a family with our four fabulous children.

 

 

 

 

Good Food for Good Health

Okay so good food, healthy food is not always know for its ease and affordability or for that many family friendly budgeting but, if you can put this stereotyping of the good stuff aside I have a few hints and tips to make it affordable, family friendly and yum.

Firstly, you do NOT need to shop at Coles,  Woolworth’s, IGA for everything in fact you can do most of your shopping at places like the  affordable whole foods                                  ( https://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/ )  shop either online of personally where you can pick up bulk items for less than packaged price and as good if not better quality as its generally Australian, or high quality anyways.

With this in mind you can now start to organise your cupboards and have a range of healthy alternatives for yourself, children and guest. Start by thinking about what you can make with the foods you wish to purchase so that you aren’t just getting a pile of ingredients that aren’t appropriate to your needs and also have an idea as to what you and your family like to eat most of the time, this should be your guide to purchasing foods and stop over expenditure or sudden dietary changes.

Be gentle with how and what you wish to change in your lifestyle don’t rush and try to become a full blown vegetarian, vegan or paleo if this is not you if trying these styles of living add them once a week not daily to see how it works.

Now that you have all your whole foods sorted ( nuts, seeds, rice, flour, pasta etc) lets have a look at fruit and vegetables. Just like the above store there are ways to purchase your fruit and vegetables without breaking the bank and thats farmers markets and in season produce from the supermarket. you will recognise in season by the amount on the shelves and the price is usually lower than when out of season. The other option is to plant a couple of your favourite fruit vegetable staples in your own yard, balcony etc. Eating in season is also better for your body and then nutritional benefits are higher as its ripe now.

Now the last staple is meats, this is just as easy especially for those in the cities, go for the fish markets for your seafoods, it’s fresh, cheaper than the supermarkets and can be filleted your way. red meats find a farm butcher, they are there ask around or check the internet, they also have delivery services to some areas.

So there you have it, you can be nutritionally balanced, enjoy great tasting foo and live within a really great budget. I have a family of six to feed and do this every few weeks so for the most my fortnightly budget is $300 and every 8 weeks it may go to $400 when I am running low on cleaners and a few standard essentials.

I have added a few links to the page to help take the searching out for you. enjoy your new budget friendly lifestyles.

Namaste. xxx

I do shop at the Affordable whole foods store in Coffs Harbour but we have local fruit, vegetables and meat services.

https://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/  ( Highly Recommend this shop)

https://www.meatonline.com.au/?gclid=COur0PyB-9QCFRQKKgodAccGLg

http://www.fruitenroute.com.au/

“This is where I get all my products to feed our family of 6 minus fruit and vege, and any meat we need. I get asked all the time how I stay in a much smaller budget well here is the answer I buy bulk and cook for my family, I don’t buy takeaway, or alot of packaged foods e.g cheese three ways just the block.
 
For those that don’t already shop at a bulk whole-foods supplier check out this site… https://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/

This recipe is from the Affordable wholefoods website and tastes AMAZING 🙂

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BASIL & MACADAMIA NUT PESTO

Ingredients:

1 clove garlic crushed

1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts

1 cup basil leaves

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil

pinch of Celtic salt

1 teaspoon of savoury yeast flakes

 

Method:

  1. In a food processor pulse the garlic and macadamia nuts until mixed.
  2. Add the basil leaves and Parmesan cheese and blend again until you have an even consistency (don’t overdo it)
  3. Add the olive oil and Celtic salt and pulse for another 10 -15 seconds
  4. Serve into a bowl and sprinkle with nutritional yeast flakes

 

Inspiration:

Pesto is such a personal experience and you can mix it up in so many ways. Experimenting with using different herbs, nuts and seeds is a great way to do this.

We recommend with this recipe replacing the basil with parsley, or to make a wetter pesto, to add more olive oil to the mix. Enjoy!

 

Gluten Free | Sugar Free