From encouragement on homeschooling to guidance toward peaceful parenting; from recipes for bushel upon bushel of tomatoes to imperfect homesteading confessions.
And sometimes – for days that stretch into weeks – what I need most is the simple comfort of silence.
Just a bit of space in which to breathe.
I remember when Sara (Farmama) stopped blogging she said that she was too busy doing the things she had been writing about to write about them any more. (I'm paraphrasing, of course.) That there wasn't time for both. And there are days that I understand that sentiment entirely.
Sometimes there isn't time for both.
And a single focal point feels just right this season.
More and more I find myself choosing to simply can tomatoes (or milk the goat, or move the sheep) instead of photographing and writing about it along the way. That's what feels right right now. Because my cup is full just where we are in the moment. Will it last forever? Certainly not. I'm too much of a talker for that.
But right now, simply attending to the work at hand without distraction feels like medicine.
It has been a gloriously/dizzingly busy season at LüSa and much the same on our little farm. And I have a big, delicious plan in my pocket for the coming weeks. (More on that soon – I promise!)
As I bustle through over here I hope that you too are knee-deep in the day to day of living your lives, healing your pain, and loving yourself and your family without reservation.
There is nothing more important than that.
What do you need these days, friend? Give yourself that gift – with no strings attached. Drink it deeply and let it soothe you.
Big love from the Driftless,