I am over on my other blog right now, come check it out! I created a huge extra garden in the pasture in just a few hours.
My friends and readers, I am hopping over to my other blog for awhile. It has quite a different vibe and I hope you will join me on my blog, CreatingLaBelleVie.com. If you enjoy my writings, please sign up by email or follow in Reader. I hope you enjoy this story written by our little goat kid…
This is another blog that I am writing. It is more spiritual in nature. I have shared some of my experiences on Farmgirl School, but this one will be more dedicated to the lessons and stories I have to share from my mentors and my own experiences. I hope you will follow it as well. I hope it inspires and encourages you.
Creating La Belle Vie is my primary blog these days. My blog post about dying fabric with herbs and vegetables may appeal to some of you farmgirls out there! Sign up to follow my other blog so you don’t miss a thing!
Hello March, it’s nice to see you. January and February can be the very hardest time of the year for farmgirls. We have our gardens, our farms, our animals, our preserving, our home making, our crafting in the fall in anticipation for the holidays, we have our cooking, and our entertaining, and our pleasant fatigue. Then there is January and February…hello March, it’s nice to see you! Thank the Lord you’re back!
Even though it is still cold and there is ice on the car and tomorrow it is going to snow, it is March and all things can come anew now, in my mind and in nature. I have plans! Oh glorious plans, and guess what? I figured out a way to make them manifest. My son texted me yesterday and said he would come help with the fencing. I found an affordable way to get the outbuildings I wanted. Yes, my gardens are about to take on some marvelous expansion and changes.
Field fencing is a farmgirl’s friend because it is easy to put up and can be taken down if needed. I am expanding the chicken yard. I am fencing off another part of the backyard for a greenhouse, raised beds, and space for a rooster. Doug isn’t thrilled we have a rooster. But I think one in seven wasn’t bad! I also have ducklings on order to pick up in April. They are honest-to-god worthless (few eggs, eat ten times more than the chickens, are noisy, splash water everywhere), but dang, they are so cute! The greenhouse will double as night quarters for the trouble makers and Captain the Rooster. None of them can jump or fly up on things, so plants will be safe and the added humidity from the ducks’ water antics will create a nice space. (Did I mention my husband doesn’t like ducks either? I just look at him like I don’t speak English.)
A shed is going up to fit all the yard tools in, which will make room for some outdoor furniture and hanging plants around the back porch. Listen, y’all, I will do before and after pictures when all this is said and done, but right now it looks like a hundred and fifty pound puppy dug holes to China, ate all the outdoor pillows, destroyed a huge dog bed, and threw some trash around. (Actually, that is what happened.)
In the front yard, a large archway will have pumpkins and other climbers growing up it. Add in a few twinkly lights and I will have an enchanted garden for sure. I have added a couple hundred feet of gardens. The stalks of the roses are all turning green.
There is a loom downstairs. I have friends that can show me how to use it. I have always wanted to learn how to weave. I painted a box with a lid for my son’s long time girlfriend for Christmas. It has a dear clasp and longs to be filled with secret treasures. I painted a scene from a vacation they took on the lid. I would like to do more of those. Maybe set up my sewing machine. Craft ideas come to mind.
Inspiration to farmgirls is like medicine. Maybe even breath, if I am not being too dramatic here. What are you inspired to achieve this spring?
This week on Dancing With Feathers, I will be writing about different ways each day to regain and maintain good direction, peace, and joy in your daily life. If you are a healer, these are ways to really get strong and balanced.
I am so grateful for all of you lovely readers. This is my other blog, Dancing With Feathers. I would like to invite you to sign up to follow it if you are so inclined. It is where I write about my spiritual work and on all things heart centered and encouraging. This was yesterday’s post. My friends and I had so much fun creating these profound boards! Have an amazing day, Friends!
Oh my, there’s clutter and everything galore
There are Christmas boxes all over the floor
I have books aplenty and furniture too
I love all my beautiful things, this is true
Vibrant plants fill the places fighting for sun
An inspiration ignited has begun
Trying to find my husband in all this stuff
But getting started here can be kind of tough
So out with the old, the new year rings tonight
And I want my house to be a pretty sight
So we’ll start with a paint can of creamy white
And begin to fill this living space with light
As the promise of bright tomorrow dawns clear
I’ll tone down the clutter, put things away I hold dear, decorate, because that’s what I do
And start the year 2019 anew.
Check back January 2nd for the “After” pictures and post! Happy New Year!
This is from my other, lesser known blog on all things spiritual and enlightening. If you enjoy my writings here, please sign up to follow me on Dancing With Feathers. Wado! (thank you in Cherokee)
These late summer days have found a familiar rhythm that I once knew, only this time it is less rushed. My gardens in this climate are amazing and the height of the weeds is pretty astonishing too. Once I could no longer find the corn stalks I donned my clippers and headed into the mess […]