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Spring Is On Its Way


Spring is reaching out to us here in Louisiana,reminding us that life reaches for itself; for growth and fruition.

I have planted many vegetables and flowers as well as fruit bearing bushes. There is joy and connection in garden work and I believe it is a responsibility of parenting to teach the young the satisfaction of preparing food they have grown.  

I don't feel that canning and drying food should be allowed to become "forgotten arts."

If you would like to know about these arts, I suggest the series of Foxfire books and John Seymour's The  Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide.

There are many rituals and traditions surrounding Spring. For information on these do visit Solstice and Equinox.

Plant something in the ground, in a pot, in an old teacup and enjoy watching it grow.

Start a compost pile to help give back to the earth.

Take a walk in the sun.

Say hello to blooming cherry tree.

Re-connect and touch Creation.

Be what you want the world to be.

If you would like to share your feelings about Spring do write to me through Feedback.



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