Ever since hurricane Irma came thru central Florida, I have been neglectful of continuing work on this property. One reason was that John had announced that he was going to sell this place. That statement put me in a “flight or fight” mode., I also became depressed. I continue to have visions of what this property will look like in years to come, and I can’t seem to find the enthusiasm of purchasing a trailer to tow around the country.
The truth is, we, as a people, need to learn sustainable skills for building, cleaning water and becoming off grid inhabitants of our dear Mother Earth. And I know my life purpose is to teach some of those skills and hold workshops where other teachers can share their expertise.
So, I’m not moving! My intention is to continue to make this property my home. I will be exploring ways to purchase the property myself, and create the sustainable skills teaching center.
We all get lost sometimes. I am happy that I decided to listen to my intuitive ‘self’ and do what I love.
I’m amazed at how quickly the dragon fruit are growing. This morning I added 1/2 of a purple dragon fruit that I had found at the store into my green smoothie. This is what it looked like. It was delicious, with a gazillion little seeds. Wondering when my little wall of dragon fruit will begin to bear their own fruit?
It has been a month since I began creating the bed for the dragon fruit, placed the posts and planted 12 stalks., 4 each of white, pink & red. They have been sprouting new stalks, at least a dozen or more so far.
This morning, I finished placing the border of concrete blocks and added more soil and mulch. As they spread, I envision having a wall of dragon fruit climbing the posts and cascading over the trellis which forms the wall.
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.
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?