Since I moved here I have really come to base my life on the agricultural calendar. I only eat raspberries in July and tomatoes in August and September. I love waiting until things are locally ripe to eat them. It makes each harvest a celebration.
But even more than the food calendar, I use the rhythms of the earth to inform my personal rhythms. In the winter I try to rest and renew myself. In early spring, when the ground is still covered in snow but the days are clearly getting longer, I think about what I want to grow in my life, and I put out that intention. In the spring and summer I work to try to make those things manifest.
And it often seems that vague ideas that I had in the spring, really come home by about this time of year. The past couple of weeks have been like that for me. I was invited to give a talk at a library. Plans for a slow food dinner are finally coming together. I’ve been invited to give another talk at a business incubator (more about this as soon as the plans are finalized). I’ve been offered offices in three different places in the last week!It feels like a lot of the work that I’ve been doing over the last while, to get Your Yummy Life known and seen, is coming together.
I now want to take time to consolidate these advances, and figure out how to draw the energy into my roots, so that it is solidly a part of myself. And get ready to grow some more in the spring.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been harvesting recently—be it pumpkins or projects.