[Homestead] was british- now Bev's realization
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Feb 6 12:04:56 EST 2009
> Do you remember when you noticed the effect of playing in the dirt? When
> did you decide that you were headed back to the land?
Well, I grew up with a garden, but I was more the slave labor for it and
I really did not enjoy it. In fact, I swore I would never grow veggies
At 29, I found my birthfamily and two of my adoptee friends were really
into herb gardening. When I found my family, my sister was also into
gardening, and it all just came back full circle. I started with herbs,
then back to flowers, and now I have the largest veggie garden of anyone
I know. However, in the subdivision, I really did not play in the dirt
as much as play with containers...I did enough planting there-trees and
the like-to really get a sense of relaxation from the dirt. It was a
deciding factor for me to look for property that would support my dirty
habit<g>...and once I got here, it is simply rejuvenating.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will
not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius
will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race"
~ Calvin Coolidge
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