Friday, 17 June 2016
Feeling a Little Melancholy
I'm truly happy to be moving forward after so many months of being in limbo but I have to admit, I'm feeling a bit melancholy about leaving my garden. After 7 years of exhausting labour, we have finally reached a year in which there's nothing to do but harvest and maintain what we have developed. The berry canes, bushes and plants are literally BURSTING with fruit and the trees are forming loads of apples, cherries, pears and plums. The perennial plants are filling in beautifully (many of which were started from seed) and the garden is finally looking lush and abundant. My soil is teeming with life and the rewards of all our hard work are finally being realized. And we're leaving....
We have a lot of work ahead of us to get established at the new property and while I'm excited for the challenge and the opportunity to design from scratch, I'm also (truthfully) a little daunted at the sheer volume of work ahead of us. I have to keep my eye focussed on the fact that all the mistakes I've made here so far (there's been plenty of them) will help me avoid unnecessary work at the new property. Those mistakes taught me more than any class ever could have so I suppose I'll have to be content with the fact that true and irreplaceable reward (learning) is coming with me.