but i'd be lying if i didn't say it's been really hard. we've toiled at making our backyard something sustainable and regenerative. we certainly weren't "there" ... but were well on our way to it. i had spring dreams of giant sunflowers and corn with beans growing up them. a ground cover of asparagus and strawberries with heaps of over canopy beans.
but it's all stopped. because we are moving. hubby has even been pulling down the old chicken coop, where we were gonna keep the poultry / eating chickens, but in order to make this a reasonable and manageable rental, we have to pull that down. <sigh> i've been gradually giving away my seedlings that haven't been planted, and even pulled up a lemon tree today and gave it to a dear friend.
grumble, grumble.... and then i get pulled up by that inner voice that reminds me of everything that we do have. of everything that we are promised, and the possibilities and the opportunities that lay ahead of us.
and even more importantly ... why we are doing this. to create a place where our kids can live a sustainable life long after we are gone .... long after the peak oil skeptics finally cave.
we are doing this for our children. there is no better reason or purpose ...
thank you Father God for that reminder.