It seems only fitting that we forgo our
Friday's Food for Thought
chats for the time being.
It is my deepest belief that although
there is much sadness in the world of humanity -
that Mother Earth is giving a big sigh of relief
that we are driving less, consuming less, doing less.
Perhaps we've helped to push the "reset" button...
at least for a while.
Once life gets back to normal again we can continue our discussions
on ways we can walk a little more softly on our Earth.
Well, we've made it through our first week of physical distancing.
Hopefully you have not been overcome by cabin fever.
Hopefully this time has motivated you to try
something new... learn something new...
finish something you've been meaning to do...
start something else...
|Blueberry buckle... gotta finish up last year's blueberries before this year's arrive.|
Some of you, in the western half of our country,
are dealing with new snow.
Us??... a bit of rain.
Moist ground makes for easy gardening, though,
so I took the opportunity to do a little perennial clean-up yesterday.
(With a cheering section!)
I am so glad I did, because there in the garden, I found this!
It's spring... yes, she came last night while most of us were sleeping.
(We really should have been out in the woods reveling...
and greeting her properly...
but, social distancing means we'd have to have
been alone in the woods!)
Our first front pasture daffodil has begun to open.
And the first Johnny jump-up has bloomed.
I completely credit my love of gardening to Johnny jump-ups.
As a child, we visited my Nana and Papap quite often.
They were avid gardeners and always had Johnny jump-ups
in their gardens.
Invariably, I would leave their home with a container of these precious
mini viola plants to transplant around my own home.
I dug holes and gently placed them in the earth...
and I was hooked.
Of course rain always makes for messy ponies.
Looks like we will be having a long grooming session
when the sun returns.
Naturally, the donkey girls remain pristine.
No rolling in the mud for these girls!
I spent a little more time sewing yesterday afternoon.
Luna Lapin (not her final name) now has a pin-tucked,
to wear beneath her pinafore.
She's a proper little bunny and deserves a proper wardrobe.
Next on the list...
a pair of Wellies and a spring coat.
I also wanted to share a little something scary.
I went into our pantry room in the basement.
It's where I store our home grown canned goods and also
where I store our sweet potatoes.
I was greeted by something rather monstrous growing on one of the shelves.
Some leftover summer red potatoes have grown roots...
I might just plant these in the garden and see what grows!
I am so thankful for modern technology.
It makes this "distancing" time so much easier.
I try to "Face-Time" (video chat) with our kids and grandkids
Yesterday, I was even able to take Easton on a virtual "Go-go" ride.
I held the phone with the camera facing the front of the gator
as I drove all over the farm.
We visited the animals and he smiled from ear to ear.
Technology gave us a fun shared experience.... with miles separating us.
Oh, and I almost forgot to share our news.
Mackenzie and Easton will be getting a little brother in September.
We are very excited!!
Well, the weekend has arrived and we have BIG plans.
More of the same... with outside activities weather-dependent.
Hang in there...
You may feel alone, but you are not!
If you are feeling isolated.... drop me an email.
(beehavenmaven at gmail.com)
(I would put a link, but then spammers would have it as well)
We are all in this together,
and we are all going to get through this...
Hugs from the farm.