I’m back at it again. It’s my never say die attitude and my quest to harvest my own food. I tried in the past with very little success either because of the elements or a sabotage of some kind (which was not me.) I live in Canada near the great lakes so the weather has been a bit weird to say the least. I sometimes wish I lived in a warmer area where planting wouldn’t be so difficult. At the moment I have some lettuce that seems to be doing well, I hope they continue. And then I have some kale, broccoli, basil, oregano and spinach that I hope will survive. So for me, as a vegetarian I eat a lot of spinach and kale so I might as well be growing it, right? I would save so much money every week if I did.
My success with planting is some lemon plants that I started two years ago. It was my first try. I named it Lyle. So Lyle is quite big now he stands about two feet tall. I’ve transferred him about four times already and the last one was just last week and he seems to like his new home. I have two younger lemon plants that are one year young. Daisy and August. They are about one foot tall. And then I have an avocado tree that I started in January that I wasn’t sure about at first. It wasn’t until early March where I thought I saw something growing but I wasn’t sure. I’d never grown an avocado plant before so I wasn’t sure what to look for. But I kept going, I kept changing the water where my pit sat in a glass jar near my window. So as the weeks went by things started looking like growth enough to convince me that it was starting to grow. I was elated, of course! I had been trying to grow an avocado tree for so long it seemed. Now i had success!
But in all honesty, I have no idea where I’ll end up on this journey because I don’t have family who plants like this and nor do I know people who plant. So right now, I’m just going with it because that’s all I can do. In the meantime I read about planting and I watch videos from people who grow food, so that helps. In all reality, I hope to one day sell my house, move out into the country somewhere and grow food all the time. I want to have chickens, goats and dogs! I know it’s a dream. I don’t know how many people have a dream like me but it’s mine. I’ve lived in the city for a long time, most of my adult life really. And now I want something different. I grew up in a small bush town when I was a kid so there would be no chance of shock to me or my lifestyle as I already know how it feels.
Yeah I guess you could say that I’m done with the hype of city living and now I just want to live a simple life. I know it wouldn’t be easy adjusting, it always takes time to adjust to something new. I know that I would probably go through moments of doubt but I’m still willing. I think the greatest aspect of it all would be that I would be learning something new every day. The life itself would teach me good from bad, right from wrong, and easier from difficult. And part of what I feel is missing today is learning. I know this life (city living), I know what I have to do every day to live, to survive. I’m familiar with it. I’m not stimulated by it as much as I once was. So that is why I could do with a change of scenery. And maybe it’s not in the books for next year or the year after but it’s written there…somewhere.
A girl can dream…..
Thanks for reading.