Monthly Archives: April 2013

Getting in touch with nature

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These are the new green grapes I bought this past weekend. Aren’t they lovely? And so full of promise? I am a big novice when it comes to gardening. I hate dirt. I hate bugs. I don’t even like to be outside that much. But I am learning to get over it. Learning to enjoy nature, dirt, life cycles and especially the way life is intertwined. So, I put on my gardening gloves, grabbed the shovel and dug a big hole for my new vines. Then I did it again for my new fig tree (which I do not have a picture of) and was sweaty and a little tired. But tired in a very satisfying way. Here’s to hoping they flourish in my yard.
This other picture is one of 3 peach trees that came with the house. They are full of tiny little peach buds. And it smells heavenly. I love peaches. How much better to love my own peaches?! I might even share 🙂

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New things…New adventures…joy

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We have our new house. No more apartment or laundry mat or lack of yard. We are now on nearly an acre! We have 3 peach trees, a pecan tree, a garden already plotted out and a chicken coop. Yes, a chicken coop. We are going to raise our own chickens. There are 4 for now and they’ve managed to make it 5 days in my care. Let’s hope we continue the streak. And they are soooo super cute.
Tower garden planting has begun again….20 plants have started their process as seeds and half have sprouted already. Yay! I’m looking forward to seeing the difference full sunshine makes this year. If you have one and want grow lights, Living Towers sells grow lights that attach to the tomato cage. A good friend has had a lot of success with those. I’d like to use them during the winter, so that I can grow my fresh produce all year long. Yum!

I have a lot of musings in mind to write about. There are so many topics of interest to me, stories I want to share. It may take me a little bit to get them going, but expect a variety 🙂

Update: one sweet chick passed away. We ordered 3 more-they will be here by the end of the week.