Playing in the Dirt
I don’t know about you but I have been waiting all winter to get out there and play in the dirt. Well, it finally arrived! On Sunday, we gathered together members of our community and enjoyed a day at Ana’s that was full of friends, food, and most importantly setting up the garden. Ana has a lovely yard full of gorgeous blooms, strawberries, herbs, and all variety of vegetables. This year Ana wanted to reclaim her yard from the blooming bulbs threatening to overtake her beds and grow food, food, and more food. I was thrilled with this not only because it means I get to help her grow stuff but it’s going to give us a shot at trying urban homesteading.
Yep, only a year ago I had emphatically stated that urban homesteading wasn’t for me but that is quickly being rethought. In May, Bones and I will be moving back into the city! Ana has invited us to move-in with her and we are taking her up on it. Bones’ job ended so we are no longer tied to Thomasville, we missed the city far more than we expected, and we would really like to cut down on our gas mileage (being so far out it’s near impossible to do) so moving back into the city was an idea we we’re already been toying with. Plus, we’ll be living with Ana! I think I spend more time cooking in her kitchen than mine anyway, she teaches us so much, and we’re looking at this as building our own little intentional community with an urban homestead. There’s few people with whom both Bones and I think we could live with peaceably and for some time Ana has been at the top of that list. We love spending time with her, she really has become our best friend in York, really she’s practically family – plus we all already know each others quirks so the break-in period hopefully won’t be too hard. It’s the next step in our adventure!
Here’s what we did Sunday and some of the incredible folks we call our community up here:
What are you growing this year? Tell me about your garden!