I've made lots of mistakes and most of them arise from a lack of appropriate action due to exhaustion or not having enough money or hands on deck to prevent them. I have made lots of friends and acquaintances though that keep cheering me on. I have also realized our need for peace, simplicity, quiet and privacy is important to both of us at this time in our lives. My goal is to pick a few of my best crops to sell- lots of herbs, tomatoes, onions, garlic- and to leave the rest of the garden homestead-size. I don't need to grow escarole for anyone else but me and my mom. I really don't like feeling overwhelmed every day of the season. I end up a crazed insomniac. I don't rest. I don't read. I don't have enough time to put up the harvest for our long winter ahead. I don't do yoga, or go out with peers or go hiking or boating or camping. I can't properly be a part of my community that way. So there must be another way. That is for the radical in me to figure out. Ever since I was little and first examining our broken society, I knew there must be another way. So here's to a New Year to find a new way.
Some photos recapping the past few busy holiday weeks:
Chris and Roger with baby Adam.
The Harris "backyard" on our Christmas morning walk.
The $100 pair of socks I knit Chris for Christmas.
Me in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels!
New Year's Day hike. No sunrise, but a glorious tradition anyway.
Free alpaca fleece from my neighbors at Northwind Alpaca Farm. I am getting spinning lessons next week from Chris Eberhardt of Joy of the Journey Farm!
Now get to work Farmer Aaren and stop blabbing.
My New Year's resolution is to listen more and speak less. We'll see how that goes!