Summer Bounty


photo copyright Japan Aquaponics. Respectfully.

It is hard to imagine that it has rained for almost two months straight!

It is so beautiful and lush green here now. The majestic mountains and green valley is inviting after six months of bitterness and cold. Everything is in motion now. The insects, birds, deer, turkey, even our pets here at our Mountain Creek Home are on the move. Our hearts beat as one with the divine mother earth as she shields and protects us. Reminding us once again that the cycle of life must carry on. And after every death comes a new life.

I took the last few weeks of winter and bought another greenhouse. That makes 3 now.

The chickens have taken over the largest of them for shelter away from the night time predators. They like the doors closed at night for extra protection.

Now that the two smaller greenhouses are full I am ready to take on another project.

This time I am going to do an Aquaponics garden inside. Nothing fancy mind you- just something small to start out. I love growing our food. I have a dream hidden in the back of my mind that is of opening my own farm stand that has fresh greens and micro-greens that opens for lunch and dinner and consists of a few picnic tables out in the open where people can see us preparing the healthy foods.

Feelings of being alone and isolated during the winter months have now been replaced by busy work. The beauty of the cardinal’s singing first thing in the morning as they search for food and then head to the feeders.  This light allows us to benefit from this special time.

A time of enticement for everything on earth. Even during the hours of night it is warm now. There is so many sweet fragrant smells in the air now. Lifted around the town by a gentle rolling breeze in the late afternoon and evening. It smells like a beautiful floral perfume.

The honey and carpenter bees are in full throttle and occasionally misplace themselves and bump into us accidentally reminding us once again that nobody or bee is perfect. I have placed them small saucers of sweets and water so they won’t get confused and fall into the dog water buckets.

This is a wild place.

And it gets wilder every day ❤

About mountaincreekhome

"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to all bravely await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony." ~William Henry Channing (1810-1884)
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