working the land

i spent some time in the garden this afternoon, along with doing a bit of yard work. i planted garlic for next summer! it was uniquely satisfying – getting dirty, planting something that won’t come up for months (anticipation!), turning the compost pile, harvesting more apples and having max nearby the entire time. i was going to split more wood, but decided to come inside and do some cooking. i may not own this property, yet it feels good to “work the land” – to try to make something of the space i’ve been blessed with at this current time. it has been cloudy for days, but the sun is beginning to peak through and the mountain tops are in view. the simple pleasures…

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