On New Years Day I finally ventured into the woods to explore beyond the old farm fence and find the creek. In our garage I found a huge, heavy set of wire cutters… …and set out to clear a path. It didn’t take long to trek through the trail my father had cleared back inContinue reading “Into the Woods”
On a warm Autumn day my father giddily wielded a pair of branch loppers and beat me to the Shadow Wood. Before I knew it, he had forged a path. We had not yet been able to explore what lay beyond our back yard because the underbrush was so thick and foreboding. The decision hadContinue reading “Papa’s Path”
Sunlight found no place to break. Clear, cloudless sky gave the straight rays room to run to the pond. Across the bridge, glass below reflects and lessons the ache for a moment. Walking, wandering, ears in tune to breathing grown breathless as all the world weeps. As all retreat into fear and I cry forContinue reading “Walk With Me”
After the construction of our big, beautiful raised beds, I called around to find out who would deliver dirt. After a bit of research I found a company whose dump truck wasn’t broken (that is apparently a common issue around here) and they delivered a big, beautiful pile of soil just a few hours later.
I have missed growing vegetables. Our previous home was located within the domain of an HOA that forbade such “unattractive” landscaping so, aside from the pitiful potted tomato plant on my pack patio, I had to go to the local Farmers’ Market to find fresh veggies. Now we have eight beautiful acres. I have thoughtContinue reading “Let’s Build a Garden (Part 1)”