To everything there is a season and this trip around the sun we’ve chosen to focus most of our gardening efforts on our front and side yards, leaving the back yard feeling a bit more like a natural sanctuary.
Next spring we’ll begin laying out and planting our newest permaculture gardens back here, and we’ll start building the new greenhouse with a connecting chicken coop we’ve designed for my darling Mama (that she’s been dreaming of), as well as a wooden play structure attached to the back deck with a swinging bridge for our littlest adventurer and a beautiful compact wood working shop with barn doors opening up onto a covered patio work space for Emma, James, and Jake to work in as we all take the next big step together in our creative family journey with The Nature Walk.
But for now, at least, this relaxing space remains a home & refuge to a handful of plants, trees, small animals, birds and our family and friends.
The willow tree my Mama planted in the distance (for me) and the baby fig we propagated last fall & re-planted this spring are both thriving, while the fence line and Chinese privite are trailing with the loofahs we planted from seeds our dear friend shared with us last fall. At season’s end the loofahs will be dried and used for soap making projects and holiday gifts… while saving back a handful of seeds for next year’s planting and sharing with our friends, because to everything there is a season.