Feb 9


Between the blizzard and the flu, we had a string of quiet days at home this last week.  I think they have finally caught up with me.  Today I started the morning listening to Thich Naht Hanh, and made blueberry muffins.  We tidied up, and then we went out to the hoophouse.  The children played their own digging in the dirt games, while I raked last fall’s cover crops off one bed and prepared it for new seedlings. (We started our first soil blocks this week – lettuces, parsley, tatsoi, and kale.) Usually Ben is the one who gets excited first to go out and start working in the soil; this year it’s me.

After an hour or two in the winter sunshine, hands in the soil, I feel mostly human again.  I let the children watch a movie this afternoon, and Ben and I planned the forest garden we’re planting this spring.  Some plants we know, some I had never heard of before today.

Blessings on your week, friends.  Thank you for all your kind words and wishes.

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