I discovered the blog On a Little Land when one of its proprietors commented on a recent post. I'm always excited to read other blogs documenting other attempts at living a more sane, self-sustaining life. I'm so lucky to have found this blog when I did, because today waiting for me was a post about a woman named Ruth Stout, a proponent of no-till, low-maintenance gardening through mulching. I had never heard of her before, but watching the following documentary I was inspired and tickled by this old woman's wisdom and, particularly, her spark.
I have decided that everyone would be better off for listening to Ruth Stout, so I'm reposting this short "documentary" for your viewing pleasure. Thanks, folks at On a Little Land, for introducing me to this remarkable human!