In Vermont, sowing a vegetable garden in spring is part of the curriculum, like stacking wood in the summer, raking fall leaves, and or shoveling snow. And yet, I’d felt only ambivalence about the soil where so many others found solace, joy, and purpose.
According to the calendar, spring in Vermont will arrive this Thursday. While my friends to the south post pictures of purple-green crocus shoots, the snow in our yard is melting slowly into sheets of ice and patches of brown, uncovering every stick and ball we threw to the dog over the winter. The frost isContinue reading “This Novel Mud Season”
This year has been about discovery – there are so many things I wanted to do and try, homesteading among them. Having ample time to explore these pursuits fully, be it gardening or a different type of career, and decide “yah, no, I don’t think that is for me,” has been liberating.