Earthly delights. . .
Finished getting the vegetables into the ground last night. Cucumbers, zucchini, straight necked squash, a variety of peppers and some sugar peas. This in addition to the tomatoes, onions, cabbages, peppers, and peas I planted a couple of weekends ago.
I also finished laying down the herb bed in the front yard. We’ve got chives, rosemary, cilantro, lavender, basil, spicy oregano and dill. Soon we’ll be adding white sage for ceremony and catnip for the critters.
I LOVE getting my hands dirty.
The longer it takes me to clean my fingernails, the happier I am.
There’s something very healing about working in the earth. Although I’ve never fathered children, prepping the garden feels to me like readying the nursery. And indeed, that’s exactly what it is. The soil is carefully tended. The rows are perfectly laid out. And when they arrive, the wee ones are tucked gently into their earthen bed with whispered prayers and quiet conversation.
Tilling the soil is tilling the soul. What comes of it depends entirely upon what we sow, and the care we’re willing to provide for the things we’ve planted. . .