Today we are supposed to find out the appraised value of our home.
It's the last step in this home buying adventure.
I'm so nervous and anxious and excited.
Do you know what dream is tied intrinsically with this purchase? A garden.
A real food growing, vitamin-rich, life-sustaining garden. And what goes hand-in-hand with such a thing? Preservation. Preservation of the back-to-basics knowledge of cultivating our own food, preserving it for the winter, and the preservation of different varieties of fruits and vegetables that you wouldn't be able to find in a grocery store.
On the flight down to California on Saturday, I had a chance to finish the book 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' by Barbara Kingsolver and her family. The book describes her family's journey of attempting to live on a local-based diet, and to produce the majority of their food on their own farm. As I turned off my kindle, having finished the last of the book, I looked out the window to peer down at the gorgeous farmland below us. I struck up a conversation with my neighbor, who turned out to be involved with Alaska Grown, an organization that helps people find and grow local foods in Alaska. My mind was blown. Small world, huh?
So now I'm completely inspired, and so eager to start building my raised gardens and planning and planting our garden. And while I'm not keen on the concept of destiny, I do feel like the universe has been giving me the perfect amount of encouragement to make this happen.