For all those subscribed to Small Journeys, I am taking a break from the series for the month of April to finish the first cloth for the Magic Feather Project which I will blog about here on the main blog... I am also in the process of rebuilding links in my sidebar. Thank you for your patience.
Started with the fall clean up, we are still in the process of making them.
Transferring and focusing the plantings.
Making them easier to weed and cover etc.
A lot of the radicchio has wintered over. I hear it is not as tasty the second year but I can mix it i with other greens. The kale bed is thriving as well.
Woad has taken hold. I will just let the plants grow on the line between garden and woods. I can recognize them now so I nip off the new unwanted ones. I harvest the seed heads early so they don't blow around too much. This one can really spread.
I do not need to plant indigo this year.
The warm yesterday was a tease. We are in for lots more cool.
Because of the way this cloth we call Home came together, there are gaps. Along the edge, where a certain kind of staying power is desired, I have filled them.
At the same time marked them. Filled them with cloth or stitch or both. Like lone flames. In red. To remember them. Gaps are important places. Like holes. Probably they had a lot to do with the invention of bridges. And mending. Making do and Just Going.
I've had a lot of thoughts about holes over the years.
Have a category for them.
I even collect them.
But on this cloth. Today I am thinking about holes again. How they let the light in. Helps us see through. Like new eyes. Windows. Get through. Escape. Learn. Wonder. What's on the other side? Find shelter. And how they even might make darkness friendly. Make less more.
The birth of space.
Yes I am cutting through the cloth.
Really not cheap. But electrical stuff is scary. Best fix it. He is a neighbor. Best to know people. Easier to get through it in some human way.
Too much going on to learn new video camera settings. It's warm. Maybe plant some stuff.