to nourish ourselves,
That single seed, deeply rooted in the soil, takes a risk, never doubting, pushing it’s way through the dirt… reaching for the sky.
Pulling water from the earth and sunlight from the sky
to yield the future.
To nourish and sustain life, it’s own and others.
Knitting and seeds.
This year’s Project Peace pattern is packed with symbolism. Not only the geese but the rib stitch which is technically called “seeded rib.” If you take a step back and look at the cowl, you’ll see the rib stitch looks like rows in a garden surrounded by seeds. Make sure to block the cowl to appreciate the full beauty of the seeded rib stitch… you wouldn’t harvest your garden and eat the vegetables without washing them first, right?
Cultivating peace is one’s daily life is found in the metaphor of the seed. It begins with each one of us… but it takes risk, commitment, the ability to maneuver through tough times, and to reach for the sky.
Peace seed #18.
Gardening… a great way to connect with the earth. Whether you have a potted plant inside, a container garden outside or a full garden… it all counts. Just the other day, I saw a little kit at Target for indoor plants. Bring it home, mix up the soil, seeds and water, put in pot and let it grow… paper whites, winter basil, spruce tree.
What seeds will you plant?
Peace… one stitch, one step, one seed at a time,
Below are photos I took in Shetland of Turriefield Farm… akin to a community supported agriculture (CSA) but so much more. My take-aways from this visit were that if all these vegetables can be grown in Shetland, a rock in the middle of the ocean with inclement weather, then we can grow vegetables in many places previously thought not conducive. The second was that seaweed is amazing… many of these garden beds are built up on layers of seaweed as it provides the appropriate levels of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus along with anti-microbial properties. The earth truly is incredible!
Mid-November at Turriefield…
the growing season is slowly coming to an end… but will produce one more set of veg boxes before a winter’s pause.
And yes, there were geese…
and the most leeks I have ever seen… abundant!