Hello Slug-Eaten Cabbage Seedling,
You’re going to be a big cabbage one day.
How are you? Are you feeling the joy of spring?
Three weekends in a row have been devoted solely to getting the summer garden established. And as of yesterday, the main bed is fully planted. There have been a few sandfly feasting moments, but hours of wind have kept them mostly at bay.
Last weekend two baby goats were born, one quite small and weak, and we spent days feeding and helping it figure out how to suck from Mama Goat, Pepper. Pepper did not want a bar of this little guy, so we had our work cut out for us. I wasn’t sure he was going to make it the first couple of days, and now, one week on, and not a bottle in sight, he and his brother are playing chase and jumping around in the big paddock. And then they get tired, so dozy in the sun you think they’ll never move again.
No wonder we end up feeling a little slug-bitten or baby goat-ified. Life is busy, and we get tired.
So what do you do?
You rest. Slow it down where you can.
Be the cabbage seedling, and set out a few boundaries that keep you from being so nibbled. Yes, the slugs are hungry, aren’t they always? And yes, you could feed them, but only the amount that is right for you to STILL be able to express fully who you are.
Here’s to you, cabbage seedling. You are looking fantastic.
With respect, Bex
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As the years pass in the business lots of iterations of this blog have come and grown. With this send out, the old It’s Not About the Bugs (iNAB) Natural Living Magazine has officially become Outdoors is Good, and at some point it’s bound to flourish in another direction.
Thank you to several of you who contacted me to say that you’ve missed my writing. I appreciate that you notice.
And to the people who sent me seeds last year as I was sending seeds out across the country, we are growing new things because of you, and that is so exciting.