progress feels good to the soul…

It’s almost two weeks since I showed any progress on my many projects around the property. Over this time, I reconnected with a friend from my past of 35 years ago. There has been much reflection on where I was in my life’s journey then., a rather low point that I am grateful I left behind me. There is a reason why we reconnected, some healing needed to be done between us. That, too, will come. But, I’m here now, ready to share the progress that I made over this weekend.

My neighbor up the road, Gary, purchased 5 acres last year and has been planting fruit trees ever since. He was one of the first neighbors I sought out. I wanted what he had., FRUIT TREES.

So far, sweet Gary has given me 4 baby jack fruit trees (they may stay in pots for another year), an avocado and 12 dragon fruit cactus.

placement of posts for dragon fruit

Today, I placed 2 of my  4 x 4 posts in the ground. I will place another tomorrow, perhaps,along with preparing the compost and soil to ready for planting.

First on my agenda will be learning to patch a tire for my favorite green wagon. Should that go well, I can complete my pole hole digging.

I am absolutely tickled about his gift of all these different fruits. To me, this is validation that my decision to move here and begin this next chapter of my life is a good one. With purpose and intention I asked for direction as I always have throughout my life. And the desire to live in a quiet place where I could grow food manifested in my life.

What is it you want in your life? Have you paid attention after asking, so as to catch the teacher or facilitator or lesson showing up to lead you in the right direction? Have you tuned in to intuitive self and trusted yourself to make the right decision lately?


completing a project., continuing to grow…

Over my life, I recognize that it’s best to be productive when I feel out of sorts or overwhelmed. Because I spent much of my youth quite busy with my sprout growing business, it can be challenging for me to do nothing sometimes. During those periods of nothingness., I usually ask what it is I could possibly be doing next, then pay attention to what comes around.

looking west

I have been busy completing my patio on the south side of the property. I like it. It is by no means perfect, but, what is? I’ve gathered the beginnings of plants for the raised beds surrounding the patio. This area will face south. I have been planting trees and will be adding a row of dragonfruit after I plant the 4×4 posts they will grow up. This future southern fruit forest will provide privacy to the patio, with an eventual abundance of fresh fruit. I’ve tucked herbs around the aloe.

Now the nurturing begins…

south view
gazing east