The longer I spend here (six years in a couple of weeks) the more grounded I become in this beautiful place. I’m sure it sounds weird, but I mean that quite literally. There is a sense that I don’t just tred on top of the earth but that my feet are actually a part of it, much like the roots of the many trees we have planted. At the moment, my feet are telling me that the roots of all those trees are getting ready to spring out of their dormancy and back to life. Which means I’d better get cracking and spring back to life to!
In the spirit of this, Mr Eternity and I spent the weekend fence building. I’ve long yearned for a big vegetable patch. This whole project has been about getting the veggie patch in the right spot so that we don’t need to move it again in years to come. With 150 metres of fencing needed to keep out bugs bunny we only want to do this job once.
This is how the area looked a year ago after the bulldozer had finished levelling the area.
And this is how it looks this morning! See that fence line at the back? That’s what we built…and the most pleasing aspect of the job is that we reused and recycled old fencing which we saved prior to the great tree removal. There’s a lot more fencing to do before the patch will be ready to go, but we’ve started. The best bit is that I can see it from the kitchen window and it is incredibly exciting and revitalising, just what I need to jolt me out of my dormancy.
This week I will be picking up the pace a little. There are another 30 or so trees which absolutely have to get into the ground before their roots wake up. Oh, and there are a few roses (I think I’m well over 50 rose plants now) which need pruning, pronto!
And look at these little gems which have just started flowering.
Here’s hoping for a productive week. What have you got planned?