Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I’m in the midst of the slow move from my apartment to the new place. I was slammed with the flu earlier this week which put a damper on moving much this week. Lastly, my desktop is still sitting on the living room floor so I am somewhat limited to computer access. Last night we brought Theo, my rabbit, over and she seems to be adjusting better than I could have ever hoped. She has been less timid than she was in my apartment and very eager to come out and play.
Searching through flickr at handspun yarns I came upon a flickr for Liz (pocket farmer) and was instantly smitten. She spins, and farms, and gardens and seems to live such an ideal life to me. I would almost go so far as to say, she is living the life that I always dreamed would be mine, as I grew up.
Seeing her images and reading her words has me even more pumped up about gardening. A post on her old blog got me thinking about how when I was young my family used to garden every year. To me it was just something you do, every year you garden and grow your own vegetables. This may not be right, but in my memory, as we (the kids) got older and my mom went back to work, we gardened less and less until no garden at all, yet I still have this idea in my head that gardening is an important part of life. Maybe gardening was just a phase my parents went through, but it just happened to fall in such an important part of my life.
When my sister and I took a road trip years ago we stopped at Lehman’s Non Electric, a store in Amish country devoted to all things…you may have guessed it, Non Electric. There, we picked up this wonderful book by Readers Digest Back to Basics and it just seemed full of exactly all the things that my parents were interested in while I was growing up, doing things for yourself the traditional way.
As an adult living in a location where there was no plot of land, not even a windowsill to place a container, it was always a regret that I couldn’t garden and just enjoy the outdoors in that manner. So now, I’ve found myself in a place that doesn’t really have space for a garden, but I do have a patio and have high hopes for some container gardening. Matt sent me this link earlier this week, how to build a square foot garden.
Last but not least, I would like to send out a thank you to my friend Sheila for sending me this wonderful easter package. I love this little bunny she sent me after I noted that it looked like Theo. Also, love, love, love the idea she had to make her thank you notes on a library card, brilliant!