What a sweet time of year. The flowers on our table transition from an entirely market bouquet to one mixed with a few yellow and green sprigs found walking the property. It was raining yesterday when I went out to collect these, and Dallas stood out in the middle of the field soaking up every drop. I've never lived so close to a horse before, learning about them is new for me. Adam grew up with horses so the newness is not really present for him... the familiar childhood smell of manure is though. Ah... just like home.
Setting up the screen porch has been a slow, (mostly) patient process. I was feeling behind on this space but now the weather is back to the cool, windy March that we all know and love. It's too chilly to enjoy it now, so I still have time to make it the way I'd like. In the garage there are chairs waiting for their new oilcloth covering to arrive in the mail, and a coat of paint too. My bigger project is that of sourcing two well made, wooden, comfortable (preferably white) rocking chairs. If anyone knows of a local to me place to check out I'd appreciate the tip.
It's a small space, but when this room is finished, between the dining side and the rocking chair side, I do believe we'll spend most of our waking (non-gardening) hours here. Not a bad place to be at all.
I over extended myself on something recently. Oh, that feeling of "I'm too old for this!" When did I start saying that? Hitting the herbs each afternoon, tonic needed for sure. At this point in my life, sleep cannot be compromised.
I'm feeling really content with many things right now, yet some things feel wildly beyond control. I suppose that is the natural order of life.
It's been a long road. I'm hopeful about what I see in front of me.
A note to those of you waiting for the next 30 Day Vegan workshop... registration will open tomorrow! I'm very excited to offer this Spring session beginning in May, it will be the only 30 Day Vegan in 2012! And you know I'll be launching registration with a super fun "Bring a Friend" offer. Stay tuned!