‘Koia! Koia!’ calls the long-tailed cuckoo: ‘Dig, Dig!’ So this is what I did. What a joy to know the earth is now warm and receptive, and to turn it over, digging in sheep pellets, and sprinkling wood ash on top, all ready for planting.
Kathy, the local organic grower, had red and green lettuce seedlings all ready, and before long I had them tucked into the earth, watered and ready to grow. It’s so satisfying to join in the rhythm of the season and to begin another cycle of planting. I give thanks for this good earth, clean air and fresh water.