Whiteout Wednesdays #2

Here is what I have done with the article Pat. Below is the original piece.

Cultivating Tranquility  (an excerpt)
written by Marty Ross for Country Gardens Magazine (hardcopy Early Spring 2017)

Sheep might seem like the dedicated gardener, but Bromley and Jobey help out on the farm, their straw bedding and manure enrich the soil in the flower beds. They walk on weeds, stepping on the garden plants. Sheep don’t eat plants with fuzzy leaves and they don’t like herbs.

the property – a collaboration with nature – that Mother Nature knows what she is doing.” She tolerates weeds.   “I see their amazing medicine and it is nurturing.”

valuable lessons about nature,   Beauty isn’t something you have to leave home to discover

 

Cultivating Tranquility  (an excerpt)
written by Marty Ross for Country Gardens Magazine (hardcopy Early Spring 2017)

Sheep might seem like a threat to the dedicated gardener, but Bromley and Jobey actually help out on the farm, Cindy says. They take care of all the mowing and trimming, and their straw bedding and manure enrich the soil in the flower beds. They walk among the flowers, nibbling on weeds, without stepping on the garden plants. Sheep are selective eaters, Cindy says. They don’t eat plants with fuzzy leaves, they won’t touch the hydrangeas, and they don’t like most herbs. When she introduces a new plant in the garden she takes it over to the sheep. “They may take me by surprise and eat it,” she says, but if they don’t show any interest, she plants it in the garden.

Cindy describes the property as “a wild garden in a sense – a collaboration with nature – with a lot of faith that Mother Nature knows what she is doing.” She tolerates many plants such as purslane and dandelions that other people might think of as weeds. Cindy doesn’t view them that way. “I see their amazing medicine,” she says, “their persistence.” Over 20 years of living and working at Saturday Farm, Cindy has developed a deeply satisfying relationship with the garden. “You become a part of it,” she says, “and it is nurturing.”

Saturday Farm has taught Cindy valuable lessons about nature, the passage of time, and local lore. Beauty isn’t something you have to leave home to discover, she says. There it is, right outside your door, and maybe even in the cracks of the sidewalks.

Written for: https://blackcatalleyblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/whiteout-wednesdays-2/

 

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7 Responses to Whiteout Wednesdays #2

  1. wordwitch88 says:

    Ohhh this is so much fun 🙂 I’m like a little kid running amuck in the er …. manure? nah … make that weeds 🙂

    can I play with the sheep??? hmmm ….

    this is great Michael 🙂 I just love this WOW things – everyone who is playing along is doing such nifty stuff with them – gives everything a whole new twist …. which makes for such great reading 🙂
    thank you so much … hope you enjoy 🙂

    • Michael says:

      Its a challenge Pat but so different to everything else and it does create some interesting twists I have to say…

      • wordwitch88 says:

        well, if you have a few minutes to spare, check out the link and read what Lorraine and Jules are doing – they are having a ball – and it makes for some really wild stuff.

        I have to say, it can be an interesting experience to play with it a few times, each time something else comes out, even when you aren’t trying for anything in particular; and sometimes, you might get one or a few such unique lines that become a point of personal inspiration in some other way …. so ….however it works for each – ’tis all good 🙂

  2. I always joke that I would like to have a goat in the back yard. Just not so sure how our dogs would take it.

  3. Lyn says:

    two completely different stories. Clever…very clever 🙂

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