never had any other desire so that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden.

-A. Cowley, The Garden, 1666

Thursday, June 17, 2010

who was i kidding?

I have finally come to the realization that if i waited until i had crafted a second post brimming with sparkly wit to explain my finely honed mission statement I would never post again and this little bloglet would wither away like the seedlings in that tray i forgot to water or move into the sun after germinating.
I realized this after over a week (or has it been more?) of taking pictures and yet, never downloading them (there is a missing camera cable involved, but that is just a scapegoat for not following through...another habit). I dearly wanted the second post to have a bonanza of pictures. Or one.
So here is my brain storming: raw, unfiltered, and brimming with enzymes:
This blog is meant to be about alot of things, but revolving around my Garden. the Garden is my new touchstone. It is one of the few things I dreamed about and planned, but then actually DID (with some help). and it worked (we've been eating squash regularly during the last week). I think i suprised some people who know me...not the least myself.
the Garden is also a symbol of what we've chosen; the move to a rural area and a townlet with a larger population of chickens than people, owning over an acre of constantly growing life, and rejuvenating an 80 year old house that was empty for 4 years. It is to remind me of all the adventures I wanted taking those choices: growing food, having chickens and bees, learning interior design, painting murals, walking fields, having bon fires, restoring the koi pond, practicing archery, reading in hammocks, learning to home can pickles, making cheese, sewing costumes, writing...and the blog to document the disasters and triumphs.
i promise pictures next post. they will be of the large garden.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

a place holder

for my first post, I leap forward confidently onto the completely wrong foot trailing my oft repeated mantra "just a minute!".
I am posting this as a test for my utterly new blogger skills and a placeholder until time allows me to craft my mission and topic at which time I promise to explain myself in the true first post and we can forget this post ever existed...