Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Varieties of Vegetables, my obsession!

Something has kick started a growing obsession in me, an obsession for growing. There are heirloom varieties with cute names, dating back to the 1880's. Tonight I have ordered 'Purple' Artichoke, ' Crimson Flowered' Broad Bean, 'Cherry Belle' Radish and 'Snowball' Cauliflower. My seed collection is growing and this morning my sidekick and I planted the first of my seedlings into the ground.

I have been reading so much but I'm not sure if that is enough. I am excited for a bit of trial and error and to see how the vegies start to progress. This whole obsession has me re assessing our lifestyles. I am so disconnected to the foods I eat, even down to making meals, yes, that's right my mumma still cooks for me. Hopefully these lazy, childish habits of mine will alter as I get fresh, homegrown produce to make use of.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Creating change; coping with change

“Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.”
The little boy is a solider. What must be endured is endured. If it is a task, it is just a task. Nothing more and nothing less. Steady and solid, moving steadily not stuck. Change comes to him without too much contemplation. No fear, fear won't get him anywhere.

The others sway. The breeze does not push them forward and change doesn't come easily. Ideas and thoughts stay, and then fears are lodged. Feet are planted. Their bodies sway but their feet remain planted, stuck. They float; until things don't go their way, gusts of wind manage to push their feet forward. Reluctently, things begin to change. What was once a family, a group together in the car. Side by side laughing will be no longer, maybe (rather dramatically) never again; sitting there in the backseat of our car.