Monday, February 13, 2012


I have been in a bit of a mental pickle recently - I am feeling torn in many directions, and hoping like crazy that it all works out in the end. Granted it's an ongoing process, and it's not like the journey stops. So trying to hope like crazy that it all works out...during the process. You know. From time to time.

And in thinking about all I am lacking, I am reminding myself of all that I do have. Because I do have. I have a lot. And as many circumstances that I have that I would like to change, I am trying to be OK with the fact that there things out of my control, and there are things that I just have to make the best of, and circumstances that I have to deal with so that I can have other things.

That said, there are things that I have that others don't. Or can't. I have made trying to make our little plot on the earth produce enough to feed us, at least through the bountiful spring/summer/fall months. I hope for us to be more and more self-sufficient as time goes on, but baby steps :)

And I know that every so often my gardening friends/family have an abundance, too. Extra produce that maybe you don't have the time or resources to put up. Extra zucchini that you're tempted to sneak into your neighbor's unlocked car as they stopped answering the door when you ring the bell. Ahh well - there's an organization for that. I am thinking about starting a local group myself here in the Burlington area. We are in such a rich agricultural area, and I don't want to see anything go to waste. We also have some of the poorest communities here and it just seems like the natural thing to do! If we've got enough to share with our neighbors, then we have enough to share with the other members of our community that we may not know personally. Things are rough for me at the moment with being behind getting this place going, being broke, not being able to be home with my family, but this is something that I feel is important. A minor way that I can contribute to the community as I don't feel that I am at the moment. And being connected with the community goes hand in hand (for me, at least!) with being connected with the land.

So if you've got time, money or produce to spare, check this organization out:

1 comment:

Kerri said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!! Let us know we you start your own local chapter.