|Jack-Be-Little mini edible pumpkins|
My daughter is leaving home to go to college in just a few weeks. I am so excited for her but of course she will be greatly missed. My husband and I will adapt to our changing roles as her parents and her brother - well, there will be less competition for the contents of the snack cupboard!
As for me, my strategy has been to embrace the natural rhythm of the garden. There is comfort in the daily harvest, the overflowing baskets of zucchini and tomatoes and the never ending task of weeding. These things I know, these things are comforting in their seasonal correctness. Life is change but having a connection to the soil and the natural turning of the year provides a firm place to stand when everything else feels a little wobbly.
|Scarlet Emperor Pole Beans|
In a couple of months we will have found our new family rhythm, and hopefully my husband will still be sporting what little hair he has left, but through it all my plants will grow, fruit, produce seed and begin again. How beautifully predictable.