Mercury Backwards ………….

It’s cold. I know it will warm up again, but not much and not for long. My tomatoes will either get ripe, or not.¬† In case you think you’re losing your mind, you’re not. Mercury went retrograde (this makes no sense but it only LOOKS like it’s going backward and it does this several times…

Harvest Moon ……………

My garden has been beautiful this year. Last year I couldn’t do any gardening¬† at all – NOTHING. This year my knee is AWESOME and I can walk and bend and run, if I wanted to. I don’t want to. We had our first frost warnings Monday night. I’m okay with frost at this point….

On the Subject of Creativity …………..

I have a bit of a problem. See, The Shepherd decided we need a new wood stove. I agree 100% and in fact it is almost ready to hook up. I’m hoping it will take him a few more days because I KNOW HE WILL GO GET WOOD AND MAKE A FIRE. And it is…

Mercury Retrograde and Being a Pain

I like doing this stuff, you know. Messing with colors, sprinkling on dyes and saturating the cloth with soda ash …………….. waiting FOREVER to see what it looks like – I love it. Then I like actually DOING something with the fabric. I’ve been on a garment sewing kick since 2008 when I bought my…

Just Being Here Now

Being where I am, and not being where I’m not – that’s my recipe for living. You could call it mindfulness, total meditation or Zen. Whatever you call it, for me it is the only way I can function. And it isn’t easy, paying attention. It doesn’t matter whether I’m depressed, angry, ecstatically happy or…

New Moon – Open to New Ideas

New beginnings, new moon, spring in 6 days – life is good. This is the time to start that project you’ve been thinking about over the last two weeks – since the Full Moon. This is a time when the Universe will support you. Actually, the Universe will support you, whatever you decide to do…

Time is Money

I go from absolutely no inspiration, complete despondency, total disinterest in life and living to the energizing, inspiring, thrilling and adventurous moods of a creator. I can’t live in anyone else’s head, but there are times when I would love to get out of mine. This isn’t one of those times. I am inspired by…

We’re Having Baby Lambs

It’s started! I was a few days off in my 145 day calculation regarding the arrival of babies. I don’t do it scientifically. I just notice when Randy won’t leave the girls ALONE and I figure 145 days from that. He is a randy old ram! We raise our sheep on the “pretend they’re on…

A Day to Do Nothing

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. That is my plan for the day. Well, except laundry. I have two mountains of clothes to fold in the laundry room, which is ridiculous because there are only two of us. I have done laundry for a week but not folded it. If The Shepherd paid attention, he would be appalled….

When I Was Called Rachael

In 1987, I graduated from university. Finally, 18 years after I started. I thought that having a degree would help me get a job that was more of a career. You know, less direction and more directing? Well, that was a laugh. I got nothing after college, except disillusioned. I had intended on going to…