Sunday, November 21, 2010

Taking time to connect....

This is the progress to date on the greenhouse. Couple more tweeks and it will be done. It assembled quite easily and I'm pretty happy with its strength and structure. The test will be how warm it will actually stay inside during the coldest months.

Today was what I call a "piddlin" day-you know, you putz around doing this and that, or, nothing at all. I chose to spend part of my day curled up in a comfy chair doing some herb courses and some soul re-connecting.

I love my living room. I love the deep orange and the warmth it radiates. It's the type of room that draws you in and beckons for you to sit for a while. It didn't get any argument from me today! Now mind, I did my outside chores early. I let the girls out into the frosty, morning air to scratch around for some treats and while they were busy outside, I humped the 50lb bag of feed and refilled their bins, mucked out the coop, and refreshed the nest boxes. After the chicken chores were done, I gathered up my gear for the trot around the yard dog poop expedition and waste management!

After the outside chores were done, I sat down to make some more smudge sticks from sage and lavender I harvested earlier in the year. I love making smudge sticks. It's a project of meditative value to me. In other words, you're so focused at the task at hand that your mind doesn't wander to all the woes and worries that are normally running around in there. Another reason I love to make these is that the kitchen smells fantastic as you're making them!

Finally, I'll leave you with my meager harvest of the day - white sage, lavender, and an egg.

It's not much, but, it's still a gift.


  1. We had that kind of day here, too. More snow, still cold, so it seemed a perfect day to stay inside by the fire.

    What herb courses are you doing? Can you tell us more about them?

  2. *hugs* ♥

    As you say, it's a gift and a blessing.
    Thanks for sharing this with us, Toni. :)

  3. Sounds like a nice and relaxing day :) I like your living room, Toni. It looks so warm and cosy.

    Your greenhouse is coming on really nicely, and I love the smudge sticks.

    Hope you have a great new week :)