Archive for January, 2011

Sow’s Ear

January 31, 2011

So, I know it doesn’t look like much now…but in just a few short weeks this will be the site of our new community garden!

Beautiful isn’t it??? What? You can’t see the silk purse that I see in my mind? Ok…I’ll share the¬†layout later in the week. I’ve got a sketch already but I’d rather not show you all until I have a nice scale drawing done. ūüôā

And here is the site that I’m proposing as our orchard. There is this GREAT organization that grants entire orchards to selected applicants. They do everything, planning, planting, tree selection. Everything. All you have to do is have land and the commitment to care for the granted¬†orchard. Wish us luck!!! I’ll be submitting my application very soon.

This is Dan (and two of his boys!). He is my hero. He listened to my crazy proposals for this garden (and more ginormous grandiose ideas too) and never once said, “I don’t think we can do that.”¬† He never once giggled under his breath. He never once got that deer-in-the-headlights-you-can’t-be-serious-lady look on his face. And I have to say, his wife Angela,¬†is one lucky woman. If he were my husband¬†he’d be plum wore out by now!!!

The plan is to break ground this week…however,the lovely 70 degree weather we’ve been having¬†was only temporary. We are expecting winter for a couple of days this week!

These are the details we are still working on…A name for this wonderful place (I’m loving the stories of Hildegard of Bingan right now…), the community “rules”, and application processes. Plus we are still lookng for donations of hay, building materials, manure, plumbing help, and of course anyone that could possibly share a few hours of their time or a few of their dollars to help out the beginnings of this place that I hope¬†will feed as many people as much as it is feeding my spirit right now!