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Hello you! I am Cecilia from The Kitchens Garden.

Welcome to Letters To My Mother. Every Monday I will be telling the stories of growing up in a different time, a simpler time, a time when all those sustainable tips we are relearning now were normal and ordinary.

The early years of Letters to My Mother are set at a beach in the North Island of New Zealand. They are written in chronological order so feel free to read back.

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If you choose to donate a little something every month; become a Paid Subscriber for a minimum of $5 a month. As a paid subscriber you will receive a podcast from me every Thursday. I will be reading from my Sustainable Farm Blog: The Kitchen’s Garden, the early years. This blog began in 2011 and is still going now in 2023. It is full of information on managing a sustainable lifestyle and striving for self sufficiency, cooking and gardening and milking cows, the good stuff and the hard stuff.

I will be reading the blog posts in chronological order too and also give you the link so you can look at the pictures as I read. Fun right? New and nuts but we love it!

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Cecilia from The Kitchens Garden writes about growing up in a Simpler Time.


Cecilia At The Kitchens Garden

I am Cecilia, a NZer/Farmer/Writer. I have been blogging at The Kitchens garden since 2011. 🌟 Using story telling to show how easy it is to live your own Self Sufficient, Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle ☀️