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I have been cleaning and painting part of the garage so that it can be a good, clean place to prep vegetables and have transactions with customers someday.
You say, "Why are you doing this now when there are so many important things you haven't done?"
The thing I know from the garden before it became a "farm" is that sometimes a vegetable bounty can come upon us suddenly, and we need to be ready. I want to be ready to sell extra peas, herbs, and greens soon so I'm getting my systems in order.
Also, I'm painting the garage because moon/biodynamic calendars tell me that these last few days have not been optimal planting days. I'm not ready to go full-on biodynamic yet, but I'm easing into it, I guess. Mostly, I'm tired of things not germinating well so I want to optimize conditions on every level possible. Right now that means that I need to pay attention to the moon as much as I can.
I haven't painted in a few years, and it's hard to tell I have white paint in my hair because the paint blends in with my gray hair.
Painting uses different muscles than digging does, and I am sore. However, I have retained my focus and have accomplished a lot (while parenting a 5-year-old and cooking and doing laundry) during the last two days.
I looked at the front berm today and thought, "My god! I just weeded that mound! How dare it..." Then I looked at the weeds that are going berserk and discovered that they're mostly wild lettuce. Do you know about wild lettuce? It helps cranky people. Do you know any cranky people? And why might this plant be growing all over that cranky person's property?
That's what the goddess/god does, friends. She puts the problems and the solutions right in front of our faces, and it's up to us to connect the dots. I am grateful that I know enough about the universe now that I don't automatically kill or remove weeds and other things that seem hard or undesireable. I look at it all pretty closely these days for deeper information on moving forward with more heart.
I think my wild lettuce/motherwort infusion is ready. Hopefully it will put me to sleep. The day has been challenging, and I'm tired.