Thursday, March 24, 2011
"Don't look at your current situation as a hindrance to living the way you want, because living the way you want has nothing to do with how much land you have or how much you can afford to spend on a new house. It has to do with the way you choose to live every day and how content you are with what you have. If a few things on your plate every season come from the work of your own hands, you are creating food for your body, and that is enough. If the hat on your head was knitted with your own hands, you're providing warmth from string and that's enough. If you rode your bike to work, trained your dog to pack, or just baked a loaf of bread, let it be enough.
Accepting where you are today, and working toward what's ahead, is the best you can do."
This book was a recommendation that I found most enjoyable despite it's lack of pictures. The author spends the chapters explaining the not so apparent pleasures that come from the luxury of a handmade life. The quote above really spoke to me and the place I currently find myself in. I think occasionally we all don't give ourselves enough credit for where we are and the simple things we have done.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
1) If the plant you are digging is connected to another, sever it from the host plant with a shovel.
2) Next your need to go about digging out the plant. The more soil you can capture around the root ball and not disturb, the better. My soil was very sandy and dry this fall so I was not successful in capturing any. It is better to keep soil on because the soil can pull off tiny roots that are vital for survival if you do not keep the soil intact.
3) Transplant your plants directly to a new area or put into pots to root for later planting and sharing with friends. Be sure to not plant them any deeper in the pot than they were in the ground.