One of the great blessings of my life is motherhood. I’ve been doing it for 30 years now if we include pregnancy, which we will. The wisdom and unique perspective each of my children has brought to my world and the world at large touches me daily. Yesterday as Lily and I did some chores and were walking around the pond, her unbridled shout of glee over our 1st crocus, well, it was heart-flutteringly precious. In case you miss Miss Crocus as she’s only here for a day or so, she is yellow with tiny delicate stripes of brown and her little leaves are pointy and upward pointing, and while she appears so delicate, she is really quite strong to have risen up through the crazy wind and layer of snow we recently had. Oh what a gift to see my own reflection in this incredibly tender yet also fierce and hearty first bloom. We have just finished reading The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett where there is so much about this season and the tender uprisings from the dark earth, so it was extra fun to scamper about seeing the tiny things rising up so bravely even as snow and hail and cold and wind are sure to return… Have you been up here for the cacophony of bloomtime? The hundreds upon hundreds of daffodils or blossoms in the orchard? The inklings of this time are here, patience and trust still required. So much glory coming to your local home-away-from-home @PrayerFarm – hope to see you up here soon.
PS. In the many transitions that have been happening up here over the last few months, I have had a long, slow, quiet time to re-envision what PrayerFarm is, what it wants to be, and what it can be… I have promised myself not to do more than hold my many ideas until Spring… and Imbolc is here, Spring very close… One thing that is clear and shareable, (other than that I am here and staying, though definitely bouncing back and forth between here and the coast), is that I am ready for the renters/co-habitators who might want to co-create, invest, partake in the bounty of earth and water and possibility up here. If you know of land-loving, high integrity, collaborative people seeking a place to be, a place to steward and know, send them my way. What is possible is possible together, what is wanted is wanted through the we.