Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Winter Thoughts.

As we move into 2023 and leave the holiday season behind, we take a moment to reflect on this past year and project light, focus and hope into the next. 

2022 was a year of hills and valleys. 
Struggles and triumphs. 

Happy lil holiday tree courtesy of Celebration Tree Farm !

Pulling down our seasonal trimmings to store away till next year and embracing the dark cold days of winter, our minds are spinning with projects and plans for the new year. Seeds are being acquired & organized, beds are being laid to rest with straw and this unpredictable rollercoaster of temperature swings that has become more consistent rolls along bringing with it rain, ice and snow across the landscape, confusing us, challenging us and telling us, we are not in charge.

In my pursuit of wreath making supplies I happened upon a bin full of discount bulbs at our local greenhouse. At $1 a bag and knowing we had a random stretch of 50 degree afternoons arriving with some rain that week, we took advantage of the opportunity and tucked over 400 bulbs in for a long winters rest in hopes that spring will bring forth much color and beauty when its needed most!

Along with the crocus', daffys' and tulips bulbs we also managed to fill a bed with a few of our favorite garlic varieties before dressing them with the remaining few wheelbarrow loads of last years compost and finally laid a blanket of straw bedding.

 My intentions for the winter are to concentrate on finishing up a few painting commissions, creating more art, setting up a proper mushroom lab, continuing to strengthen our knowledge of the land we inhabit and the flora and fauna we share it with and enjoying some downtime with my family.

I hope the season finds you full of light and hope.

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