Yesterday really felt like spring and the sun actually graced us with its glowing presence for a few hours. Dean and I had fun putting the covering on the hoop green house and it felt good to just be outside in the warming air. While Dean busied himself with the technicalities of bracing the hoop structure, I turned my attention to the strawberry patch. Since it’s been raining so much lately, even though it was well mulched with leaves, the dandelions, grass and buttercups have really taken a hold of the area.
I actually love to weed my garden but trying to weed out the buttercups from the strawberries is quite a task. For one thing, the buttercups tend to mimic the strawberries in how they grow sending out runner roots to connect with other plants. They create quite an interconnected community! At a glance they even look like strawberries. Even so, we’ve had a fun couple days getting our hands in the dirt and preparing to plant our next season’s food.
What an honor to live in a climate where water is plentiful. We just spent a couple weeks in Costa Rica and got to experience the challenge of a very dry climate. Of course every area on Earth has its pluses and minuses. You could say our ‘abundance of rain’ is a minus, but of course it can also be a plus as our lush, green forests will attest to.
I could babble on about gardens and how much I love nature but I will sign off for now and go make dinner. Ever since our visit to Blue Spirit for the Deva Premal/Miten workshop (see pic below of the kind of food we ate), I have been inspired to make my meals more interesting, with lots of raw yummy veggies. Fortunately, we can purchase fresh, organic vegetables from Everybody’s Store and the Rome Store, two family-owned markets that are located close to our home so we have the ingredients. Now for the creative expression combining healthy with beauty.
On another post I will carry on about the amazing yoga retreat called Blue Spirit where we stayed in Nosara, Costa Rica. In the meantime, eat healthy and spend time in nature. The Earth is much more that just a home! And get ready for the 45th annual Earth Day coming up soon April 22, 2015.