The cold weather is upon us in Michigan. All the visitors have left. It is back down to my two daughters and I. For a while this takes some getting used to. It is not my want. I like to have people here, sharing this place with me. It was only a week ago that there were two visitors. Several more are planning to come soon and the Spring will have many visitors. But, for now, I have to accept that this place is for my tending and care. Once this reality settles in I get comfortable with it, knowing that soon visitors will arrive again.
I just received a call from a man who is interested in Earthen Heart but only if he can have some ownership of the property. This seems to be a theme. I must honor the needs of others and give respect to this desire. At the same time I feel a desire to keep things simple for now and offer a very inexpensive and low impact lifestyle for those who are not so interested in ownership. I vacillate on this one quite a lot.
The woodpile is looking good. This little bit of wood in the picture is covered and is the emergency dry wood for when it has been raining a long time. The sun room has been warming up nicely on cool fall days but at night it does not hold the heat. It was a good year for berries of all kinds. Dewberries were a new experience for me this year. Family comes and goes. Surprise visit by my father Raymond this past summer who I rarely see. He has been traveling the world promoting Neo-Tango through his magazine and events. He is a cool guy though we don’t have the strongest relationship. My ex-partner (and mother of my two daughters) Palma and her older kids live in town now. It seems to work a lot better that way. Love and trust. Come what may. Family is a strange and changing phenomenon.Mother Nature continues to humble me and offer many gifts. Thanks Pachamama for all you do for us!