Having a kitchen garden had always been a dream of mine.
To walk outside our backdoors, to pick fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables was once the norm and for many still is.
Connected to our mother Earth, being in tune with her heartbeat provides a security not found in daily commutes and eight-plus hour work days. Beginning in May and continuing though to the first autumn frost I know I will be provided for.
I plant seeds and she waters and fertilizes new growth.
We co-create a garden that provides not only for the human family but also for a myriad of creatures who share our space. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and arachnids compete for a space to create a home or food for themselves and their young. I too compete in the reaping.
Tomatoes, cabbages, peppers, sometimes I am not the first to harvest from the garden!
I do not mind sharing, they give back by strengthening the web of life through our inter-connectedness.