Saving the Ice Cream Maker (and dreams of adobes and cabins)

Have you ever wondered what you would take if you had to leave your home?  Photographs seem to top the list and yes, I did grab three boxes of mine.  The other items now that I stand back and look made me laugh.  Granted I have been in a fog lately but my priorities must have come through anyway.  The highlight of my stash is as follows.  I grabbed the pottery pieces that my children have made for me over the years.  I packed a select number of books.  And the ice cream maker.  Seriously?  I grabbed the ice cream maker? Jill … Continue reading Saving the Ice Cream Maker (and dreams of adobes and cabins)

Don’t Find Fault, Find a Remedy

A tremendous amount of folks I know are on the cusp of a huge life change.  New jobs, health problems, moving, life changes, relationship changes.  It’s like the universe tilted us on our side and is watching us all fall back into place.  It is easy to blame our circumstances on others.  Even if they have a role in it, our choices are ultimately what will design our path.  Sometimes there are bigger things at work and the universe needs a little help getting us to the train station for the next part of our journey here on earth.  People, circumstances, … Continue reading Don’t Find Fault, Find a Remedy

Option 6 (the good and the bad)

We just had dinner with two of our dear friends.  I met one at the coffee shop in Elizabeth some years ago and she and I connected immediately.  The other one of them is a shaman, a well respected man in the Native community, and a man I greatly respect.  He leads a Talking Circle.  We had them in our home for Thanksgiving.  We enjoy each other’s company.  We help people in different ways.  I am speaking to the kids at his summer program about herbs, the physical and emotional uses.  I have been working with herbs much more lately for myself for … Continue reading Option 6 (the good and the bad)

Freedom or Fear? (what to do when everything changes)

There are no laws saying that one can’t lose their farm in June.  It seems that one should be able to move in winter so to avoid missing even one precious day of the growing season, but that is not always the case.  Our plans, goals, and dreams could be coming together in one incredibly synchronized song only to have the universe shake things up a bit.  Nothing is permanent.  Death, job loss, or home loss could change everything.  Or a letter.  We lost our home and our job in one swift typing of words.  One couple had the power to crush … Continue reading Freedom or Fear? (what to do when everything changes)

Smooth Transitions (full time farming and shhing oneself)

I sat outside in the sun trying to shake the winter chill from my bones.  The meadowlarks sang gloriously as the frogs droned on.  The red winged black birds flitted and barked and the robins demurely looked for worms.  Green sparks cover the land and spring has come.  I started over two hundred pots of seeds, large and small, over the last two days.  I felt an urgency this year.  In past years I may have missed the window of opportunity and had a late start on vegetables and harvest but this year, as a full time farmer, I knew … Continue reading Smooth Transitions (full time farming and shhing oneself)