Friday, June 18, 2021

It's Been A While

  So it's been a while.  A lot has happened since my last post.

  COVID for one.  I lost my son, who had special needs.  He had a rare seizure disorder which caused multiple complications in his development.  He was almost 15.

  Since that time I have battled sadness in the mourning and correlated weight gain.  Anxiety and stress related illness.  All the while trying to manage my home and the 5 children that are still in my care.   

  I am doing better.  This season I've been in for the past year hasn't lent much to caring for a garden except for the one in my heart.  

  I've committed myself this year to grow a salsa garden.  I love salsa.  I am in a season of waiting.  Using my "waiting room as a classroom" as I've heard expressed many times by Jessica Sowards from Roots and Refuge Farm Youtube channel. 

  This year, I am only growing things in pots and thoroughly enjoying it.  However small it may be, this season is growing me and helping to heal the wounds of my heart.  

  So thankful to be sitting with a cup of coffee or some ice cold water and enjoying the beauty of Creation I've been given the opportunity to care for.

  Antiquity Gardens is the name of this website but it's also a huge, multifaceted, sustainable agriculture dream I have that encompasses many smaller visions.  Visions to leave my children and their children with a heritage to last for future generations.   I desire is to incorporate learning, growing, music, art, food, and fun.  Providing employment to the average Joe but also the disabled and elderly.  Equipping all who have a desire to garden and live more sustainable, some tools they can use to take home and share with others.

What are your big dreams?  Will you share them with me?

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