From the Void

I have lost my words through my footsteps into the garden.

The preferred language in between the Bee Balm, Marjoram , Mints and all else is Silence.

For the last few weeks I have been cleaning  and caressing every blade of Sage , Rue , Lavender ,or Thyme  sticking their heads out of the winter.

I use the debris , wood and grasses to weave a fence at the far end of our property . A slice of left over woodland  we are working to restore . If we had to dig wholes for a wooden fence there  we would destroy the trees on the border.Instead we put up a wire fence and we piled up against it our weaving material. As a bonus for this labor of love we get some nice leaf compost at the bottom every year.

I also like to tuck in Mountain Mint cuttings for extra fragrance on humid days.

The Rabbits and the Foxes love to sneak in and rest. One Fox comes every year around this time to birth her litter in our back yard. They stay with us until the babies are three-four month old.

The reward for hosting them is we get to watch the cubs  running wild over the gardens in total delight.

Our dream is to create a forest like  wedge around our property. It is actually our food forest version of the very popular permaculture  feature. We planted every year  Birches, Persimmons , Hawthorns, Mountain Ashes, Walnuts, Maples , Elderberries, Viburnum  , Pines , Pussy Willows , Serviceberries and Nettle Trees .

And here I will stop and dream :what would it take instead of fences to have borders of espaliers and fruitful hedges? 

This year we are making room for more Serviceberries , Common Witch Hazel , Filberts , Currants and maybe some PawPaws

Almost everything we plant has to feed the Bees first, wildlife and then us.

The trees we choose are part of our allies , protectors and helpful plants community.

And of course I always like to look at the Tree Lore. Since i am learning to live in partnership with the land it makes total sense. I see the house and the garden as an extension of ourselves ; outer layers rooted in our subtle energy layers and helping us live a wholistic life.

I found out when I am drone to a particular tree or plant the meaning , healing powers and lore are a total fit for our situation.

Not coincidentally I am just reading Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics by Dennis Klocek.  A must read for all Earth lovers and gardeners alike, even if you do not practice biodynamic gardening or farming.

We live in times when we must remember how to tread on Earth in such ways that the next seven generations will thrive and take care of their next seven generations.

And it will be possible through reverence for everything surrounding and all our resources . We must bring our hearts in unity with our minds.

Many will say “but I do not have a garden” . Even if you have one potted plant on your windowsill will count. And every choice we make counts.

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14 thoughts on “From the Void

  1. true…every little choice/action matters. There was a time in my life when I was drawn to flowers/plants in general, and always had a deep love/appreciation/respect trees. Sometime I can hear them. In specifically difficult moments in my life, trees have been like a guardian. Offering me protection and inspiration. Though I have to admit I haven’t been really good at keeping plants in my own home… 🙂 But who knows in the future… haha. I do feel that my pull towards flowers is coming back. I guess when we heal…we heal everything.

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    1. When we heal we become one with everything.
      Trees are sentient beings. True Guardians for humanity , like you said.
      I love it when you stop by. Your presence fills my heart , always.Thank you.

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  2. What a beautiful post! I like the way you apply the principle of harmony and community with nature as you work on the land: the fence sounds wonderful. Your thoughts on the subject of trees are also beautiful. I feel exactly as you do. One thing about gardening in Egypt, I can’t bear to see how roughly and uncaringly people here handle trees – they seemingly have no awareness of their mystery and vitality.

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  3. What Amie said is true..whenever I read your writings its like I am listening to a Poet’s heartfelt sayings..every word you say is so touching. I wish I could have this gift.
    i want you to know that even through that void , you have ignite a flame in my heart.
    thank you for the inspiration.
    Spring is here so these thistles will be green, lush haven of life soon…

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    1. My Dear, Dear Friend. Just like you I write with my Heart and Soul’s Eyes.
      I love to read your posts for the same reason.
      I feel so fortunate to have met you through your inspirations .
      Thank you and keep writing. It is food for our souls.

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