Winter in Michigan does not allow for much growth outdoors, for the Earth is covered with a thick blanket of snow. I find myself missing the gardens. I so enjoy tending to young seedlings and watching them progress throughout the seasons. Thanks to our hoop houses, there are a few things we are able to grow in the winter. The animals love to eat the barley and oat fodder we grow for them. Growth fresh greens for the animals, in the winter, is so important and makes my heart happy.
During the Winter, I miss walking out to the garden and harvesting fresh produce for our daily meals. Although the growing process is slow in the winter, our cilantro, winter greens, onions and pea pods are making progress. We continue to experiment and try to improve our growing process each year. Ultimately, Mother Nature is in charge!
Winter might not be a time for GROWTH outdoors in Michigan, but it is always a time I set aside for personal growth. I look forward to the slower pace. I allow the space between where I am and where I am going to excite me! Growth can be extremely uncomfortable, for it is a very new and unfamiliar place…a place I have never been before. It is a new version of SELF. How exciting! Embrace that new place!!
Spring is right around the corner. I will tend to ME during the Winter season. I will feed myself with LOVE. I will GROW and challenge myself to embrace change. When Spring arrives in Michigan, I will be ready to BLOOM, once again!
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…