Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gardening Fun in the Springtime

Karen and I work outdoors in our gardens almost daily during this time of year.  There is daylight from 5:30 am until around 8 pm.  Since I am employed only two days each week, I have five days for activities at our home and gardens. 
I've been trenching for a new pipeline, cutting down dead or overhanging tree limbs, cleaning up areas around our two ponds, and weeding and mulching all our vegetable gardens.  
We started cleaning up our Sacred Circle garden this week.    
Daytime temperatures are climbing up to 90F, and nighttime temperatures fall to around 60F.  We must water some every day when temperatures climb above 90F and it is windy. 

"All good work is done the way ants do things: Little by little."
-  Lafcadio Hearn

"This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.  And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
-   Alan Watts, Work as Play  

"Every kind of work can be a pleasure. Even simple household tasks can be an opportunity to exercise and expand our caring, our effectiveness, our responsiveness. As we respond with caring and vision to all work, we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates positive energy which can be shared with others. These qualities of caring and responsiveness are the greatest gift we can offer."
-  Tarthang Tulku

Our Iris garden is in grand form during the month of March and April of each year. By the middle of May, all the blossoms are gone. 

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