Monday, 16 May 2011

Going to Seed and Flourishing

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We are still moving at newborn baby pace around these parts.

Nola  has started to notice life around her a little bit more and is alert for a good part of the day.

Life is happening very spontaneously at the moment .

We move from one thing to another very organically and naturally.

The girls found some canvases under the stairs and took them outside with their favourite watercolours. nola stared at the leaves of the sycamore all cosily wrapped in her moby wrap.

Without intervention on my part the garden has taken on a life of it's own too this year.

 It has made me realise that indeed nature takes care of itself very well when left undisturbed.

I think my favourite flowers so far this year have to be the little forget me nots that have self seeded and sprouted abundantly acroos the beds and borders... even behind the bins!

Emmy and Bujana have most likely learned more practical gardening this year than any previous year as i have left the veggie patch and fairy garden planting and maintenance entirely to them.

A bit of healthy neglect can lead to such amazing new discoveries and foster so many newfound abilities.

Emmy has also been lovingly nurturing her compost patch.

Apparently, according to her, compost needs a ratio of 2 parts nitrogen or green rotting material to 8 parts carbon, things such as cardboard, a good heap of chicken muck does wonders vitalizing the mix too, as does regular turning.

Through trial, error and genuinely inspired research the girls are growing a number of plants they chose and planned out independently.

Beetroot, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Salad Leaves of various kinds, and Green Beans.

I am particularly looking forward to making homemade chamomile tea with the chamomile they have planted in various pots around and about.

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the girls have also been busy with jobs and various random kitchen experiments from this wonderful little book.

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Simply being together with no agenda and no plan of action has maybe been my most favourite part.

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  1. My goodness the wee one is growing so fast! I did enjoy the water colors! What talented your ladies! Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

  2. So much goodness in this post!! I love your photos. Just love them. The paintings are wonderful. But the most wonderful thing is Nola. How beautiful.

  3. Suzy, what beautiful photos, your blog is always like breathing the most beautiful fresh spring air and I love the blankee, I had never heard about navajo rug imperfections before. Praying multitudes of blessings on you all x x x x x

  4. so good to you ... our God!

    how you testify of the life He's given you.

    sending so much love to you and your family.

    so much.


  5. Lovely post, thank you for sharing your creative lives. Even your cat is enjoying taking one thing at a time. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it had painted one of those canvases! The crochet armband is fab too (as is the baby blanket and indeed the baby on it).
    You'll have plenty of time later on to attend to blogging - I say, enjoy your baby and this special family time.


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