Friday, May 11, 2012

Feeling Blessed

It seems as if all of our decisions are blessed this spring! 

We determined this past winter to make an effort to reach out to our community more.  It's not as easy as it might seem.  For the 15 years we have lived in Tennessee we have primarily lived as "tethered nomads".  (In other words, having a "base camp" home that remains a part of your life but almost living other places.)  Living this way has had its pleasures.  We have met many interesting people and had some incredible experiences, but as a result, we know very few people who live close by. 

Now that we have decided to make our base camp into a real home, we have noticed that we don't know anyone around these parts.  So, today we went to the Folk Medicine Festival in Red Boiling Springs.  We had the wrong schedule info so we arrived just as demonstrators were setting up shop.  We met some wonderful folks that we never suspected we lived so near! 

Our garden is overflowing with blessings too.  Here are some samples:

Today's harvest of Beets and Peas

We have never grown beets like these!

And peas have always been a total no-go!

The first eggplant from the big mama plant is on its way!
And, last week we planted beans:
Purple Hulled Peas


Pinto Beans and more!

Hoein' & sowin'
One week later the beans are poppin'!
Gandhi told us that we should "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."  I sincerely believe that when a person follows this sage advice, change DOES come!

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