Go For A Walk

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Outside jobs have some wonderful mental health benefits. While I do spend about half my time in my office, the hours spent in the great outdoors are my favorite, and I go to water every opportunity I get. There’s a pond behind the store that is one of my favorite views and daily destinations. The pond is man-made, and serves as a water source for the plants on site, but it also provides a home for a wide variety of birds. I have spotted great blue herons, Canada geese, cormorants and several varieties of ducks. Mr. Feathers takes daily strolls along the edge of the pond.

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On beautiful days like today, 60 degrees in January, we throw open the barn door and everyone who enters the store gets a water view. Fresh air and sunshine for all!

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I’ve always been drawn to water, sometimes urgently. When I feel the need to escape, I head to the beach. I know I’m not unique in this. Having a body of water at work is such a luxury!

We need to reconnect to the four basic elements – earth, air, fire and water – as often as possible. So go take a walk! It’s a beautiful day.

Vegetable Gardening in NC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8JhO_wN9_Y

I have been teaching a series of classes at Super-Sod in Cary this year, and we now have a video of my first class, Vegetable Gardening in NC. I hope you find it helpful. We have had great success gardening in pure Soil3 organic compost. We have a bumper crop of heirloom tomatoes this year, as well as eggplant, cucumbers, peppers and herbs! Be sure to watch the section on building a potato tower!