Spring has arrived and it is that time to start planting. I've already had onions, leeks, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, brussel spouts, and parsley started by another organic grower in Linwood (some as long as a month ago already!). This is a great arrangement for both of us as I don't yet have my own greenhouse and it provides extra income for them. I do really love to watch and witness the growth of at least some of my own seedlings however, so I've got a little grow-op going in my own place too:) Broccoli and cabbage were started last week and they are already an inch tall. In the weeks ahead, more and more will be started as we approach planting time in the field (the end of the month:)
Well, a few weeks ago all my seed finally arrived in the mail. This was a very exciting moment for me! The postman didn't seem to share in my enthusiasm however, hehe. He noticed the cost of the little package and had a comment about how expensive it was!! I'm not sure exactly how I replied but I remember thinking 'well, it is all so worth it'. After I received the package I just took a moment to hold the seed in my trembling hands (with the excitement of a little girl:). 'Wow', I thought, 'this little package is going to turn into a field FULL of vegetables, produce HUNDREDS of pounds of food, and FILL the fridges, freezers, and pantries of houses all over the city and ....right now I can hold it in ONE hand!!'. Nature is truly incredible and miraculous. It fills me with awe almost every day when I think about the miracles of life all around me. I stood there, continuing to hold the package, smiled, said a little prayer of thanksgiving, and then started planting.
Spring is here and last years gifts of seeds will turn into this years bounty. I see how this recognition is all a magical representation of my own life. I feel the new life/ideas/inspiration/and ways of being taking root inside me now (both literally and figuratively:)
So I leave you to contemplate for yourself....What seeds have you planted that are now just beginning to take root? When we begin to look...we see:)
Cheers to celebrating the incredible power of nature to take us out of ourselves and immerse us in something much bigger, stronger, and mysterious than we can ever fully understand.
Wow, nature just wants to grow things everywhere!!
I'd like some garden angels in my garden too please:)
Spring has sprung...even in our imaginations:)
Baking day on the farm! Industrial mixing for fresh baked '1 mile bread' straight from the farm and made in a wood oven. Smell is incredible:)
Just in case you need a reminder;)
Hens protecting their eggs. I LOVE collecting the eggs! It's like I found gold every time I reach under and pull out an egg:) I'm SOOO gonna have chickens on my future farm:)