The Cuckoo has been singing pretty solidly for the last couple of weeks, along with little moments from the Woodpecker and the Owls are very vocal day and night. We happily got a sight of the dearest little brown Owl in the tree the other day. Many other birds singing in celebration to the changing season and the abundance of Spring.
As the birds sing and we work in the gardens, the weather continues to fluctuate between hot Sun, howling winds, thunder storms and huge Rains.
Wild flowers are abundant, bulbs planted and seeds sown have sprung forth.
So much has been going on since I last wrote! Powerful times with New Moon along with Spring Equinox and a Solar Eclipse and now the Full Moon. The strong Liver energy that has been around, has pushed us to have plenty of reflection and mindful activity. Take courage and determination to take the path of possibility, harness personal will and set the seeds for what we really want to take root.
In this last month we have sown many seeds for the vegetable garden as well as many medicinal herbs. We have planted 20 or so Roses and many Almonds and a few more Peaches, Apricots, Figs and Nesperios. We have moved tonnes of soil and dug deep into Calendula's Garden. Already many of the seeds have germinated and the whole experience fills me with excitement. Earlier in the year different folk sowed and propagated vegetable seeds, below you can see some of the Kale growing in abundance. We have also been eating plenty of spinach, radishes and strawberries. Courgettes have started flowering and garlic and onions are plumping up by the day.
Many of the trees planted last year have been delighting us in many ways. The extraordinary pomegranate, looking like dead sticks or even disappearing into the depths of Winter, now bursting forth with blood red tips and a glory of leaves.
We tasted our first Lemon, organic and delicious. It was the aroma that really blew my mind!
The almond flowers have already become small nuts. The apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums are all showing small but perfect fruits.
It is the Nesperio Eriobotrya japonica that gives us our first crop of the year and my they are delicious. You wait until they are kinda rotten looking and then peel off the skin and ooh sweet tasty food! We have planted 7 of these beauties.
Daisy Mae and Corey Smith at Ceratonia