We had an especially meaningful Earth Day this year. Our town had a big event in the park, with workshops, live music and all kinds of 'green' vendors and educational tents. The main fun thing was running into friends, and showing off pictures of our solar array and vegetable patch. After living and working on another farmer's organic farm, we've got our own place now. At the moment, not-one-to-boast Virgo husband says it's more of a patch, than a farm, so that's what we're calling it.
It's been a slow, steady journey since 2008 to learn the ins and outs of self-sufficiency. I see it as basic commonsense, to prepare in these times of change, and to live simpler and closer to nature. To grow your own, if you can. To be prepared for different scenarios, depending on your location. I'm the last person my family expected to live the country life -- I heard them say so at a wedding with family gathered last weekend. So if I can do it, I'm sure anybody can do it!
There's nothing more satisfying to me than harvesting from my own garden, for the dinner that night. I'm finally living out into my Taurus North Node here, but since backyard gardens are growing exponentially, I know I'm not the only one. And it's making connections with people that is key to thriving the coming changes -- we can rely on each other, too, when the trust is there.
Earth Day and rounding this bend of the Taurus New Moon, is a time to plant (symbolically and literally) seeds now for future harvests. The three-day window is still in effect, for firming up inner commitments to what you want to flourish or seed. What will you be growing this season?Stone/Getty Images