|Juniper found a baby salamander!|
|Logan's 30th birthday celebration|
|Surprise dress-up for papa Logan|
made it to the top of my list. There's always so much going on around here! Granted, the priority isn't always work related, but celebrating Logan's birthday, dips in the river, long walks, short naps and swinging in the hammock with the kids are pretty important things to tend to as well. And I'd much rather spend most of my time outdoors than in front of the computer--so that's what I tend to do!
|Tule planting potatoes in mid April|
|potato jungle in late May|
In the weeks that have passed since my last post, there have been so
many little nuggets I've wanted to share...the weeding in the gardens and orchards was all completed (thanks in big part to Juniper for motivating this chore and Pleasant Valley Sanctuary crew for rocking out a work day with us), all the seeds that we started are now full on plants thriving in the
|Juniper & Andres planting|
|Logan tending the burn pile on a rainy Spring day|
veggie beds, the potatoes Tule & I planted look like a wild jungle, the fruit trees are loaded with delicious treats (we've already eaten all of the cherries and apricots!), the woods around our homes have been cleared of dead branches and debris, all of it burned up (long before the current heat, of course!) and the ashes scattered on various garden beds and tree bases to neutralize our slightly acidic soil.
|Luna with a cherry harvest|
|Simran enjoying the cherries|
One other story that stands out for me is of two young, but very knowledgeable gardeners here at Laughing Heart...Luna & Tule. While all the work of planting was in full force, they took on creating a garden of their own. Here is their story about that garden...
|Luna & Tule's Fairy Garden|
To make the space special and interesting, we found a post, stuck it in the ground and put flowers in the holes. All the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. We found an old watering can to make it even better. We found a sign that says, 'My garden blooms in the most beautiful shades of friendship & love'. We hung it in a rose bush. The garden is to attract fairies, gnomes, dwarfs and fawns. We will spend as much time, energy and love as we can on it. The garden makes us feel light, happy and joyful when we step into it."~~
|Love in a Mist|
A special little shout out to Juniper, who came to Laughing Heart several weeks ago to steep in the magic of
this land and to add her magic and support to all the cultivation happening here. Thank you, Juniper for all you do and all the ways you shine!¸..¸.*
♫ . And now I'll
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