I started the summer by celebrating my 1 year sparkversary on May 19.
Then I spent my summer growing things in gardens....veggie garden, native flower garden, herb garden, butterfly garden, 2 rain gardens using native plants (very beginnings of since I ran out of money for more plants) and a native woodland garden (think ferns, turtlehead, trillium, wild ginger, dwarf crested lily, etc). The drought took its toll on many of the plants, but now that it has rained in August some, some plants are coming back; others have been pulled up and added to the compost pile. I'm even wondering if the orange "ditch" lilies will have another flush of blooming since they went dormant this summer with the drought but are now growing like it is spring. LOL
I've gotten some canning done. My veggie garden is medium sized since we live in the clearing of the woods so there's not a lot of room or sun to grow tons of veggies. We will savor those few jars of greenbeans and salsa this winter!
I also spent the summer locating, ID-ing, and documenting the flora of our woods and getting rid of some of the invasive honeysuckle, rosa-multiflora and garlic mustard. Doing that has allowed more native ferns to grow! Can't wait until next year to see what other native plants will grown now that they can get sun and water.
This summer was a summer of a lot of growing and being active. I'm so glad the extra 65 lbs is gone so I can enjoy being outside once again! Wonder what next summer will like once I get these last 20 lbs off?!?!?!
Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "
Hope,Indiana; Eastern time zone
| Pounds lost: 2.0