Face to the Sun (early crops and prayers)

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This is my favorite sculpture.  It was created by Roxanne Swentzell.  I could not bring the statue home but I was able to obtain this greeting card from her gallery in New Mexico and I keep it on my secretary.  It emanates my favorite feeling.  Face upturned, worries decreasing as I feel the warm sun on my face.  Even the pumpkins speak to me as my farm’s name is Pumpkin Hollow Farm!

Today will be seventy degrees here in Kiowa, Colorado and I intend to do just this.  To lift my face to the heavens whispering prayers of thanks and soaking up that beautiful sunshine and warmth.  I will plant the early crops today.  Radishes, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and lettuces I will give extra fervent prayers to as I need them in three weeks for our first farmer’s market.  The bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli will take a bit longer.  Spring peas, snap peas, snow peas will go in buckets up against the house with a makeshift trellis behind them to give them something to play on.

With my hands once again in the dirt, the worries and sorrows of winter will be past and the present power of nature and new beginnings will pour forth as the water showers the awakening soil.  I will breathe deep, be thankful, and infuse life into the soil as it infuses life into my soul.

Happy Easter everyone.  This was my favorite song as a child sitting in church in my hat and beautiful Easter dress, content.

“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it…..”

4 Comments Add yours

  1. debweeks says:

    I planted cool weather crops last weekend and transplanted my cabbage plants into the garden yesterday afternoon. After a winter of above average snowfall and below normal temperatures, we’ve had a spring of below normal temperatures. That is until this next week which I found out last night is forecast to be above normal. Sure hope my cabbage plants survive the warm-up.

    I hope you have a very successful garden this year and lots of good produce for the farmers market.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Thank you! I hope you have lots to munch on yourself!

  2. Buffy says:

    I love that song too! I agree planting in the sun replenishes me! It helps me see all the beauty around me! Happy Easter!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      And more sun coming today! I love this time of year!

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