As the year begins its inevitable change to spring, my attention on the homestead turns back to the outside, and more specifically to the gardens. With warmer days comes the opportunity to work outside once again. At first it’s in short shifts between rains and cooler days, allowing me just a tease of what’s ahead, but I still love it. Living the purposeful lives that we do affords us more opportunity for reflection, and planning, while still being able to be in the moment; I’m very grateful for it!
Some people love the idea of planting a garden, but talk themselves out of it by convincing themselves it’s either too much work or just won’t do well because they lack experience. That is exactly what I used to think too, and I also didn’t have the motivation to care for a big garden either. This was years ago before I came to the understanding of things I now have. I really wanted to have a garden, to grow some food and flowers, but didn’t know where to start, and wasn’t sure I’d want to keep it going. Motivation or follow through, is tough when you’re uncertain; so in steps intentional gardening!