I've been stepping back a bit lately and instead of rushing to do more I've been working on appreciating all we've done here. I find myself overwhelmed at times and right now is one of those times. I find looking back and admiring our hard work lifts my spirits and fortifies my soul.
When we chose this spot to build there was nothing. Nothing. Well that is wrong, there was an old shooting target spot (which is in our front yard now and is purposely not planted with any edibles). But there was otherwise nothing but a big fat hole in the ground which we suppose someone thought might make a good septic someday? Unknowable. We filled the hole in and improved the soil and planted little things here and there and cared for them and.... well now we have a beautiful jungle of happiness. Where there were no frogs or birds there are an abundance. We began this journey in 2004! Wow.