Spring has sprung here in the North Woods. We have spent many days outside working on projects, hanging out at the park, and taking wonderful walks. People come alive up here when it starts to green up and creation begins to breathe again after the frozen season. We have two major projects going on right now: chickens and the garden. This is our first time having chickens and our first time using a very organic, soil-conservative gardening style. We are in for a season of exploring and learning.
BaBa and Tiny Terrapin #1 took the young chickens outside to enjoy some sunshine. Jude is learning so much from his grandparents and we are blessed to be so close with them. These birds have really taken a liking to BaBa. One even...well...released some processed food on his pants...HILARIOUS!
BaBa, Jude, and baby chickens
This week we started sowing in the ground. YaYa is my teacher. I am from the city....I have a lot to learn about North Woods living. Thank the Father that He has gifted her with patience and a good spirit. I think there were three times during our short planting that I ran away, making some uncomfortable sounds, because a bee might have flown by. I have a highly developed "Flying, Stinging Bug" reflex. This reflex consists of instant release of fear hormone, immediate pulling in of extremities, guttural noises, and the desire to bolt. Family, we have a bee house and this is a garden...there are gonna be bees...what am I going to do??
Momma & YaYa planting in the ground
So far we have broad forked the garden, covered the soil with mulch, planted potatoes, peas, and onions in the ground. Do you see me working hard? How proud are you?? :) Next week we will plant some of our vegetables we started in seed cups. These little beauties are warming in the greenhouse BaBa and YaYa constructed.
Momma planting peas
Just in case you thought I was just "posing" for these pictures, check out the dirt under my fingernails. I'm a working woman!
Seriously, real dirt under my nails.
This work has the amazing ability to connect one with the Spirit of God. If I can be quiet and get out of my head, take a deep breath, and open my eyes to His creation, then I can find my foundation in Him and root down a little more.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)
How are you doing? Have you started on any new adventures this season?