This post is part of Charity’s THC community-building project, “There & Back Again.”
I went to TheHighCalling.org member Seth Haines’ blog and read his post “A Community Garden,” which inspired me to write something of my own.Each Thursday, consider going “There and Back Again” yourself. It’s simple.Here are Charity’s steps:
- Choose another High Calling Blogger to visit. It can be someone you have “met” before, or do what I do, and work your way through the “Member Posts” section of thehighcalling.com to meet someone new.
- Visit his blog, digesting the message until it becomes something that you can write about.
- Go back to your blog and write about it, being sure to link to the post that gave you the idea so that your readers can visit, too.
- Add the button to your blog so your readers know you are participating in “There and Back Again.”
- Go back to the Network blog and leave a comment so your new friend can feel the link love!
- Complete the journey by returning here, to Wide Open Spaces, and enter your link so that we all can benefit from the new High Calling connection you have made.
Credit: Image by Ann Kroeker.
This is lovely, and I am humbled.
Amber and I struggle with the winter, too. All of us cooped up in heated spaces, dreaming about the great outdoors. There is something that feels real about getting dirt under your fingernails, something nostalgic about working as community or family. I feel like I don’t do it enough so I have to seize every opportunity.
I love how your family has created this opportunity. I’m glad to know you have your own piece of good earth to till. It seems incredibly fitting, a “slow down solution” of sorts. It’s good to see you living out what you teach. Keep on living and writing. This is a good space.
Yes, it is a slow-down solution. The time spent in spring pays off later when we run out to the garden for salad fixin’s. 🙂
Thank you for the encouragement–the same to you, friend.
Oh… and I think I’ll take a shot at this Wide Open Space thing. Great idea!
Please do! Charity is great about encouraging us to get to know others in the THC.org network!
Lynn Hopper says
I remember some kids who used to grumble about helping in the garden….
That gives me hope! After all, here I am, former grumbler, determined to plant a garden each spring!
Charity Singleton says
Ann, I can’t wait to get my hands dirty, too. There really is something wonderful about pushing aside dirt, gently pressing in seeds, covering them over and watering them. If it’s not snowing this weekend, I think I am going to plant some peas and lettuce. My indoor lettuce from the winter if fairly stunted, but I am going to experiment by putting that in the ground too.
Oh, and I was such a grumbler as a child, too. There is hope!