Two thoughts from the garden this morning. 1) I need a good recipe for eggplant Parmesan and 2) Change.
On my mind this morning in the garden is “change”: The ability, power, and will to change. The grace to accept change. You can change anything you want in your life and the change can happen in in instant. It could take you 3 months, a year, or even 10 years to get to that exact point where you either have the will or or willing, but the change itself is instant. We are anchored in our practices and routines and therefore change can often be difficult or even scary as we move beyond that which we identify as familiar. We hold on to things and even people for there historical meanings, what the item or person represented. Just this past weekend while purging items from my life I struggled with throwing away an old pair of vice grips. These grips have rusted into a dysfunctional solid clump if metal completely unredeemable regardless the amount of WD40. They have been that way for more than 20 years. I’ve had them since college and there only function was to hold together a part on my 1998 Maxima. Every time I would pick them up before over the years I would think of their old job or function, their usefulness. Still some how they’ve managed to hang their in my tool box through moves both in and out of the country. I can’t even tell you why I held on to them so long. Everything is constantly changing: our needs, our direction in life, what we believe in or hold sacred ........ everything. In the end the lesson I take is that Change is inevitable, best learn to embrace it. #dadsgarden #organicgardening #growyourown
Soooo...this happened today. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I did both. Thankfully the girls were well behaved during their "haircuts" and were very curious about the painted trimmings on the ground. After I figured out that it wasn't as bad as I had originally thought, I documented our little kerfuffle. Now, if I could just figure out how to get the paint off of Maryanne's ear. 🙄 🐑😂🙏🏻😬
Long time, no post! Been trying to keep up with the growing garden, tomatoes are growing like crazy at the moment... Maybe I planted too many in the small glass house 😅 This is my Nans garden that I look after for her, not much but enough for her 👌🏽 #homegrown #growyourown #organic #tomatoes #nzgardening
Little surprises last weekend In the form of Swede.
I almost forgot about these little things on the allotment. What makes these more exciting is I didn't really do anything to get to this point!
Again, after a terrible time through the summer heatwave, I sowed a few rows of Swede just to feel like I could actively garden.
And that was that. They are another winter staple and I'm really pleased to have something else to pluck from the plot at this time of year.
Right, it's Christmas do day today. Best get the sparkly jumper on! .
#allotment #veggiepatch #growyourown #homegrown #kitchengarden #sustainable #swede #allotmentlife #gyo #epicgardening #growyourownfood #organicgardening
Launching very soon the Homestead Collection by MIgardener. This was a fun collaboration with @bluegreenpatina an amazing and talented artist! Mrs. MIgardener took care of the graphics , @bluegreenpatina did the watercolor imagery, and Kaitlyn from our staff wrote the About for each packet. Not only do we love growing but we also love to cultivate other people’s passions and talents! We are packing them ASAP, and will be available later in December.