Thursday, May 01, 2008

OUTSIDE, AT LAST!

When I got home from work today, I was really tempted to take a nap and put off, once again, my initial efforts at tackling the chores that await my attention around the farm. Inspired by the warmth of the afternoon, the sweet scent of the Russian olive trees in bloom, and the industriousness of my new farmhand, Tim, as he chopped and waged war against a huge brush pile, I did, indeed, get off my duff , headed outside and cleaned out three of my deep beds in preparation for getting some seeds in the ground--hopefully this weekend. The dogs kept me company, and the white kittens played ATTACK at every handful of weeds I tossed their way. Before I knew it, I had two beds ready to till, and I was delighted to know I didn't expire in the process of pulling and tugging.

I feel good now...It was good to get outside and move my body. As I walked around the field with Annie and Molly before I came in, the bluettes, trillium, mayapples, and Solomon seal caught my eye. I realized winter really is pretty much gone....I can get out without freezing....It's time to open my heart and soak in the Earth.

It's been a heck of a spring, more emotionally than any other way....Today, I told myself what I always used to tell the kids.."It's too pretty to be indoors." I'm glad I listened to my own words today...I feel greatly refreshed...

Peace .....

1 comment:

I AM VERY MARY said...

Amen to my double earth sign friend.