Tag Archive: garden plans

The best laid plans…

I write this all down with the full expectation that… well, that not everything will go as I expect it to. Such is life, I’ve made my peace. But scheming and planning is half of the fun, I think. Drawing out these plans in my mind each year, kind of like putting a lump of wet clay on a potter’s wheel. You don’t know what will happen when that wheel starts to spin, but it’s good to start out with a vision. At the end of the year I can see my influence, the influence of others, the influence of the weather and timing and all that we can’t control or anticipate. It’s exciting, isn’t it? Anyway. I was finally able to have some of that vision for my own little homestead yesterday.… Continue Reading...

Good day. Luxurious, even.

Wanna know what 10 minutes of eerie quiet from two rambunctious little girls produces? Yes? Dry cement all over the floor! This picture does not do it justice. If I had left them any longer I’m sure they would have found some water to mix it with… they were "cooking" after all. Sometimes I don’t even know how to kid-proof this place. This came out of a very heavy box that I was sure couldn’t be lifted by them, up on a high shelf, out of packages of thick vacuum sealed plastic… um. Yeah. It’s a kit to make a stepping stone for your garden. I guess I’ll be doing that project in the next few days (with a bit less cement mix to work with)!… Continue Reading...

It’s Thursday? Yes. Thursday.

Today my sweet sister came and took Vera out to a play group at the botanical gardens with Tuula. Then they’re going to this "sonic lunch" event downtown where local bands come and play for free. Vera was so excited to dance with her cousin. I packed her a little lunch and sent her off, and she was so excited. It’s made this morning really easy and quiet- life feels so good right now. I had a friend come over, Jeff’s been working on the greenhouse, I cleaned some, took pictures and relaxed in the sun with Asa (who’s still a teeny bit yellow, so he’s soaking up the rays). Now I’m able to sit down and snack and write a little… so nice! 

It’s definitely a bit more of a juggling act with two, but it’s a way easier adjustment in so many ways.… Continue Reading...

Happy things!

Food, garden, baby… BABIES, actually! Whoa. Life is so full these days, even in the dead of winter. I am really grateful for this slow(er) season. It’s really giving me the opportunity to do some things that I wouldn’t be able to justify otherwise. I’m trying to pick up the pace on doula-ing before baby comes. I don’t see much of an opportunity after baby, and then I’ll be in massage school next February for a full year (with some classes that I can’t miss, even for a birth- although I suppose I could think about teaming up with my dear sister as a back up… there’s a thought. Even so, it might be hard with all our kids to find care for then…). So birth work will possibly have to take a backseat for a good year and a half.… Continue Reading...

Focusing

Winter is full of opportunity, if you think about it. It’s a chance to do all sorts of things that you couldn’t make time to do in the warmer months- time to craft, time to rest, time to learn, time to play games and watch movies, time to organize and fix up the house, etc. While I’ve done some of these things, I find myself here in the middle of January feeling largely disorganized and unaccomplished. The first trimester of this pregnancy left me really fatigued and kind of dopey, and everything just seemed to slow way down… I’m feeling much better now, but I look around and feel the need to stay really on task and organized if I’m going to get everything I want to done by April.… Continue Reading...