July 19, 2011

Paradise Awaits

Hello my name is Ruth and I have been gone a long time.

It was hard for me to suppress my need to write and garden all day long.  Everyday the idea for a blog entry is pop into my head, to be pondered with relish and released.  

There is burdock in my meadow over 6' tall and the grass is the front yard is so tall we can't see the huge lilies who are in bloom right now.  My best chicken hatched 13 chicks, the black ones with little yellow bums.  

I did fret about the food plants passed by or neglected.  The grape vine will overtake my apple and plums trees again from lack of pruning.  I do see the worry was misplaced as the wacky cold and wet weather would have made any efforts on my part a waste of time.

Partly a relief and partly a curse I put off major house cleaning for the past couple of months.  I sure can see what needs to be done.  So happy, finally no agenda but my own.

I went for a walk today, anywhere I pleased,  free as a kid.  I counted 22 different types of blooms of wild plants and flowers.  I ate saskatoons,  cherries, currents, gooseberries, salmon berries and raspberries, although probably not wild I did not plant any of them in my 10 years here.

And boy are my critters happy!!  My dog especially noticed my daily preoccupation and absence from farming.  Some chickens who usually never come for walks joined us today.  It must have been some sight 6 chickens, 2 roosters, 2 tom turkeys, 3 cats, the pitbull and the farmers wife in a cotton housedress meandering through the forest searching for berries.

I can't wait to catch up with you all and answer my comments.  

What have I been doing?  More and pictures to follow.  



  1. Glad to have you back! Sounds like you have quite the variety of fruits.....delicious!

  2. I wish I was tagging along on your woods walk,it sounds heavenly! We are burning up down here in Texas...but I tell you my mind is already on fall garden!

  3. Very nice to hear from you again! we think about how it might be going for you every so often. The berry walk sounds great! We are just leaving for a huckleberry picking day!

  4. Welcome back. It's good to have some time out sometimes...

  5. Ruth
    you have been on a journey over the past year...without moving too far
    nice to have you back

  6. Sounds like a wonderful walk! I'm glad you are back Ruth, can't wait to hear all that has been going on in your corner of the world!