Author Archives: Mimic Nature

About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.

The Down and Outs of Gardening

I know it’s hard to see but this is my gooseberry bush. My husband and I planted that around 3 years ago and every year that bush is full of leaves and berries. This year was no different, it was … Continue reading

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When Guru’s Don’t Work 2

With the help of some great people and through my own experience I have learned more about what to do when guru’s don’t work. In my last post I thought that controlling my emotions/feelings would help me be more balanced … Continue reading

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When the Guru’s Don’t Work

Have you ever wondered why the information you get from various sages or guru’s doesn’t seem to work for you? You feel you are doing something wrong but what if you’re not? Continue reading

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My First Project This Year

  This was the first project I decided to tackled this year, it is our security light that we had installed a couple of years ago after someone stole from our property. The dirt they dug up had a lot … Continue reading

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A Great Book For Any Writer to Own

Book Details //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mcsimon-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00YVKSKBG&asins=B00YVKSKBG&linkId=NUTNLWYHUXT42XKN&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true Title: Feng Shui For Writers Series: How To Master Your Life Author: M.C. Simon Genre: Non-Fiction Format: Paperback and Kindle Length: 152 pages Publication Date: June 16, 2015 Publisher: IML Publishing Regular Price: $7.99 Kindle Synopsis DISCOVER … Continue reading

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A Productive Day

  Today I went to the garden and picked basil leaves. My husband and I love basil leaves, especially when it is cooked in a meal I made. The problem we found was that these plants make a lot of leaves … Continue reading

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Questioning our Actions

When I started learning about permaculture I knew it was something I wanted to share with people, not because I see it as the way to do things but because nature is something I really enjoy and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Is Our Intent To Share or Destroy?

A recent situation got me to thinking about what we say and why we say it. When people ask us for information, or even when they don’t and we give our input anyway, is our words helping them or hurting … Continue reading

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A Look Outside My Window

 A storm is coming. 

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When Ideas Come Alive

When I started thinking about my garden earlier this year, I envisioned my garden looking and functioning in certain ways. The first thing I envisioned was doing my garden in strips, basically instead of tilling a huge piece of dirt … Continue reading

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