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Personal Healing in the Garden

As much as I love crafting as a form a self-healing, sometimes I can’t bring myself to use it. That’s when I’m glad that I have other hobbies available to me which provide that feeling of self-fulfillment.

The past couple weeks, I’ve made it my mission to start cleaning up our new yard. The trickiest part about this is I never have any idea what I want it to look like in the end. I only ever know one thing I want to do at a time, so I do it, then move on to the next with no actual planning.

Like, right now, I know that I want fruit trees. And when’s the best time to plant trees? Now!

So last week, I went to the local nursery known for it’s fruit trees and we’re now the proud owners of two apple trees, two cherry trees, and a cute little mandarin tree. They’ve all been planted and are enjoying the full sun of our front yard, but now I also want to reduce the amount of grass we have. Trouble is, I have no idea what to replace it with, what will be involved in making the switch, how it will play out with our sloped front yard, and whether I’ll screw up the sprinkler system by making this attempt.

It’s such a pain in the ass and I have no idea where to start. We don’t have the funds to pay for a landscaper, but maybe that’s something we should start saving for? At least to get a plan drawn up, perhaps?

I’m not really sure, so I guess I’ll just start with other, smaller projects in the meantime while I figure it all out.

Next up – we’re going to have an herb garden again! Hooray!

While I don’t have many photos to share of our current arrangement, here are some gardening pictures from previous gardens I’ve worked on.

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